Friday, August 12, 2011

New Oliver Queen


Urgh.  The costume is fine.  The change in facial hair, hair colour and the de-aging is not fine.  I like Oliver as a cocky, grumpy, fun loving, promiscious dick, committed ot social justice and aged about 40.  I'm not entirely sure I want to read about a de-aged trendy Oliver.

I'll buy the first few issues anyway.  Hopefully they'll surprise me.

5 comments:

Shelly said...

He looks the same as as Roy Harper is now! Geez. I am so not going to be reading many comics come Sept.

Emma said...

Kinda looks like they're going for a Smallville look for Ollie. Poor guy :(

Eyz said...

They probably wanted to Smallville-ify him...but he's supposed to be still aged the same rom what I gathered in a Dan Jurgens interview.
They just cut his facial hair down, to make him look younger and are assuming he's still the same 30+ something years old Ollie who's been through Mike Grell's run, Longbow Hunter, Kevin Smith's reboot, GA/BC issues and Cry for Justice... Yeah, doesn't make much sense, but...

I'd prefer him without beard, old school, like a proper rebooted Ollie or with his famous beard as usual.
Here he just looks like a green take on Arsenal/Roy. Who's also present in the DCnU....

Jack Cairncross said...

Couldn't agree more. I don't see how making a character "more unique" means "make them like everyone else" to some creators. I'm just gonna wait for the goatee and the grump to come back. I also hope Ollie and Dinah didn't get the One More Day treatment.

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