06 November 2009

Faster than a DC Bullet: Project Star City, Part X: Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood

Comic trade paperback, 144 pages
Published 2008 (contents: 2007)

Borrowed from the library
Read October 2009
Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood

Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: Derec Donovan
Colorist: Guy Major
Letterer: Phil Balsman

One of my consistent complaints about Judd Winick's run on Green Arrow is that the other Green Arrow, Oliver Queen's son Connor Hawke, doesn't get the amount of play that he should, usually just getting beaten up to prove that the situation is serious. So it's nice to see him get a miniseries all of his own. As far as I can tell, this ran between the end of Green Arrow and the beginning of Green Arrow and Black Canary, so I decided to read it then. It's a good little story, seeing Connor drawn into an archery contest in China-- where not everything is quite as it seems. Chuck Dixon gets Connor in a way that Winick clearly never did, which makes sense given that he wrote for Connor quite a lot on the pre-Quiver Green Arrow series. It's nice to see Connor go through the wringer and come out all the better for it. The fact that there are two Green Arrows, father and son, is one of my favorite parts of the Green Arrow mythos, so I hope to see more of Connor going forward.

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