DC Comics has announced that it will celebrate eight decades of the Emerald Archer this June with the release of Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, an oversized one-shot paying tribute to the Green Arrow and the heroes and villains that have fought aside and against him over the years.
Since his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941, Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the super hero genre is headed as the eternal champion of the underdog. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, combining an all-star line-up of Green Arrow storytelling legends such as Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester, Otto Schmidt, Ben Percy, Tom Taylor, and Devin Grayson alongside new Green Arrow contributors, including Stephanie Phillips, Mariko Tamaki, Ram V, Vita Ayala, Nicola Scott, Chris Mitten, Laura Braga, Max Fiumara, Brandon Thomas and others to pay homage not just to the Battling Bowman, but Ollie’s partner-in-crime fighting Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, Onomatopoeia, Count Vertigo and more!
Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 will go on sale on June 29th, priced $9.99.