Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

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Movieguy12
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Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

Postby Movieguy12 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:30 pm

Hello I was at c2e2 this past weekend (Chicago comic con) and bought a TON of green arrow issues I'm going to try and buy every green arrow comic including his appearances. I'm aware of how many and how rare and how much the first appearances will be.. My question is What's the difference between earth 1 green arrow and earth 2 green arrow? I'm confused which is the main green arrow and which came first?  Thank you!

poke450
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Re: Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

Postby poke450 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:52 am

I am sorry to not be answering your question...but you totally need to read the Green Arrow #1-80 by Mike Grell...they are fantastic.

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Re: Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

Postby culwin » Sat May 19, 2012 12:45 am

When DC "rebooted" a lot of their heroes in the 60's, they gave some of them different identities, origins, and even different powers.
For example, the original Green Lantern (Alan Scott) got his power from a lamp and its weakness was wood.
But the second Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) got his power from an alien and its weakness was yellow.
To resolve the differences, at some point they got the idea of multiple universes (and multiple earths).
The original "golden age" was from "Earth 2" and newer heroes were from "Earth 1".
Of course some of the heroes were the same person on each Earth, such as Green Arrow (Oliver Queen).
I don't know enough about Green Arrow to tell you what the differences between them were, but most of what you've read is probably the Earth-1 GA.
But Black Canary, that's even a bigger mess.
Then in the 80's, the series "Crisis" was supposed to resolve and eliminate the different Earths... and since then there have been other stories which seem to have made things even more convoluted.
But I hope I helped a little bit.

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Re: Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

Postby cjkerry » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:53 pm

The difference in the two Green Arrows is primarily in their origin stories. The origins didn't differ that much if I recall correctly. The second origin story for Green Arrow appeared in Adventure Comics #256. His first Golden Age appearence was in More Fun Comics #73 but I am not sure if there is an origin given for him at that time. This issue was reprinted by DC as part of their Millenium reprint series so you may want to try and get that one as it will be a lot cheaper than the original issue.

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Re: Green arrow earth 1 and earth 2 questions

Postby cjkerry » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:25 am

This gets a bit confusing. For the JLA/JSA crossover that started in Justice League of America #100 the creators decided to bring back The Seven Soldiers of Victory, another golden age super-hero team that happened to include the Golden Age Green Arrow and Speedy. It transpired that this group had been blasted back in time in what was an untold final adventure. Of course that means that theoretically any appearance after the 40s has to be considered an Earth-1 GA story which opens a whole can of worms so it is probably best to ignore this and figure that any story after the origin reboot (unless it involves the Earth-2 heroes) is an Earth-1 GA story and any before the reboot is an Earth-2 story. You might like to try and get your hands on the Green Arrow volume in the Showcase Presents series. It starts with the origin reboot and goes from there. Besides the GA stories it includes an Aquaman story that ties into a GA story and I believe three appearences GA made in The Brave and the Bold when it had become a team-up book.


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