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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Of course, many a Green Arrow comic has been a Batman comic masquerading as a Green Arrow comic too.

    Arrowcave, arrowcar, utility belt AKA trick arrows that can solve any problem, one of the first kid sidekicks...
    True, but they shouldn't have a done a show (rather relentlessly) highlighting and emphasizing those comics, those similarities. The sleight of hand going on with Arrow is pretty stark, pretty sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troian View Post
    I got socialist vibes sometimes from Ollie but I don't know :P. I always thought liberals were in the middle and left leaning meant you were more inclined to socialism.
    Liberal technically means you believe the government should interfere with individuals' lives as minimally as possible. So you find more social liberals on the left and technically the economic liberals are on the right. But many people prefer less nuance, so Dems are liberals and Republicans are conservatives. And multiple levels of nuance and simplification serve to confuse people and muddle everyone's intent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    True, but they shouldn't have a done a show (rather relentlessly) highlighting and emphasizing those comics, those similarities. The sleight of hand going on with Arrow is pretty stark, pretty sad.
    They didn't.
    Batman doesn't own the serialkilling grim rooftop vigilante trope.
    So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?

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    I never read Green Arrow besides Percy's run, but liked the show for two season. I dropped it after that. I started with New 52 Flash and watched the TV show. It was OK, but deviated a lot. I thought it was kinda corny too so I stopped watching at the start of 3rd season. No idea how they stack up now though.
    "This is Katana. She's got my back. I would advise not getting killed by her. Her sword traps the souls of its victims." LMAO. Thanks, Rick.

    At this rate, DC might never make any good movies. Marvel has been putting out a lot of "by the numbers"/formulaic movies as well. They all seem to just be commercials for the next ones.

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    "Green Arrow is Batman," I see as a neutral observation and not a complaint or recommendation. It's clear that both characters share the same ideas, that DC owns both characters, that often the same writers and artists worked on these characters. That's an interesting observation, but I don't see why it's controversial.

    Batman was never an original concept to begin with and Marvel Comics showed in the 1960s that a pubiisher can promote a lot of different titles by sharing elements between all the books--plots, characters, designs. It's just good business sense--and ARROW isn't merely using stuff that came from a comic with Batman in it, they use stuff from all across the DC universe, because they've been given access to that material.

    I would think people would be happy about that. Or am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    True, but they shouldn't have a done a show (rather relentlessly) highlighting and emphasizing those comics, those similarities. The sleight of hand going on with Arrow is pretty stark, pretty sad.
    Their personalities are wildly different. Other than some villains and stuff like the Arrowcave this (frequent) complaint doesn't actually hold up to scrutiny.
    Batman is driven by guilt and revenge for his parent's murder, Oliver, while his parents' deaths matter to him, they don't drive him. Oliver is extremely hot headed and reckless, Bruce is cold and calculating. Oliver is significantly more open with his emotions in general. Oliver is able to move on from grief and loss, Bruce isn't. Oliver still values his life as Oliver Queen, Bruce doesn't. Oliver still has hope for his own future beyond the crusade, Bruce doesn't. Oliver also much more easily opens up emotionally to people and is much more trusting. The only extreme similarity is both are control freaks but that is true in the comics anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan12456 View Post
    Their personalities are wildly different. Other than some villains and stuff like the Arrowcave this (frequent) complaint doesn't actually hold up to scrutiny.
    Batman is driven by guilt and revenge for his parent's murder, while his parents' deaths matter to him, they don't drive him. Oliver is extremely hot headed and reckless, Bruce is cold and calculating. Oliver is significantly more open with his emotions in general. Oliver is able to move on from grief and loss, Bruce isn't. Oliver still values his life as Oliver Queen, Bruce doesn't. Oliver still has hope for his own future beyond the crusade, Bruce doesn't. Oliver also much more easily opens up emotionally to people and is much more trusting. The only extreme similarity is both are control freaks but that is true in the comics anyway.
    Good post, they are very different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan12456 View Post
    Oliver still values his life as Oliver Queen, Bruce doesn't.
    Bruce does when he is being written well, dammit.

    I barely even recognise the psycho in the batsuit anymore.
    So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Bruce does when he is being written well, dammit.

    I barely even recognise the psycho in the batsuit anymore.
    If it means anything he's engaged right now.

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    I think Arrow is better than the New 52 Green Arrow run because it feels like it has a more consistent vision behind it. By the time it reached issue #52 it had 6 or 7 creative teams and they all felt like they were tossing stuff against the wall to see what stuck. Arrow had that feeling after season 3 but its still felt more like it was building to something than the comics did.

    Lemire's run is what I wished Arrow did because it created a whole new mythology for Green Arrow and used Count Vertigo and other Green Arrow Villains well. It even introduces mysticism and magical elements to Green Arrow's world better than season 3/4 did to me.

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    Thank all for your insight and discussions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Of course, many a Green Arrow comic has been a Batman comic masquerading as a Green Arrow comic too.

    Arrowcave, arrowcar, utility belt AKA trick arrows that can solve any problem, one of the first kid sidekicks...
    And the comic moved past that, you must have a really low opinion of Green Arrow and writers who worked on him like O'Neal, Lemire, Grell, Smith, Dixon etc if you're willing to dismiss his entire character as a Batman ripoff in a attempt to justify the terminal laziness and ineptitude of Marc Guggenheim and team Arrow.

    And even those things are superficial, cars, toys, sidekicks etc are a staple in super hero fiction, the TV show on the other hand literally steals entire PLOT LINES and uses Batman characters that have never even interacted with comic Green Arrow like EVER (al Ghuls, Huntress).

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkseidpwns View Post
    And the comic moved past that, you must have a really low opinion of Green Arrow and writers who worked on him like O'Neal, Lemire, Grell, Smith, Dixon etc if you're willing to dismiss his entire character as a Batman ripoff in a attempt to justify the terminal laziness and ineptitude of Marc Guggenheim and team Arrow.

    And even those things are superficial, cars, toys, sidekicks etc are a staple in super hero fiction, the TV show on the other hand literally steals entire PLOT LINES and uses Batman characters that have never even interacted with comic Green Arrow like EVER (al Ghuls, Huntress).
    You can't steal what you already own.
    And it's not as if there is a Batman tv show that has to do without Ra's Al Ghl now.
    So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    You can't steal what you already own.
    And it's not as if there is a Batman tv show that has to do without Ra's Al Ghl now.
    Its still called plagiarism , a student from one university cant just take another researchers work from the same university and claim it for their own.

    What Batman films and shows choose to do with their characters is their prerogative, when I watch a Green Arrow show I'm not looking for Ra's al Ghul, Huntress, Anarky, Talia, Nyssa and Ragman I'm looking for Komodo, Vertigo, Drakon, Speedy etc. I'm looking for them to treat Black Canary with respect.

    Lets admit that Arrow is outright ashamed to be a Green Arrow show and be done with it, these clowns didn't have it in them to make Connor Hawke Ollie's kid even though the episode where Connor was introduced was merely an alternate timeline to begin with. Their considerations are:

    Olcity pandering
    Batman ripping off
    Crossovers episodes
    Introducing as many DC characters and gimmicks for headlines

    Rinse and repeat next season. Logical story telling, source material accuracy and character development be damned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkseidpwns View Post
    Its still called plagiarism
    It is not. It really, really, really is not.

    a student from one university cant just take another researchers work from the same university and claim it for their own.
    Except there are no student and all of the research work was done by the same entity: DC.
    Now, Batman liberally 'borrowing' from Zorro, the Shadow, and others, there's more a case for actual plagiarism there.

    What Batman films and shows choose to do with their characters is their prerogative, when I watch a Green Arrow show I'm not looking for Ra's al Ghul, Huntress, Anarky, Talia, Nyssa and Ragman I'm looking for Komodo, Vertigo, Drakon, Speedy etc. I'm looking for them to treat Black Canary with respect.
    When have Green Arrow comics ever treated Black Canary with respect?

    Olcity pandering
    As long as they keep this I don't even need there to be some guy with a bow in it.

    You know, they should make it an actual city somewhere in their universe.
    So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?

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