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Imagine Mulder and Scully at a restaurant. Someone starts to have an allergic reaction to something. The person they’re with says, “IS THERE A DOCTOR HERE?!”
Mulder looks over at Scully in slow motion. The music swells. Scully rises.
Her time has come.
She is a medical doctor.
Terra’s Endless List of Favourite Films → Jumanji (1995)What do you mean “the game thinks”?
The first picture appears to be the cover of #36 of Green Arrow. Cover artist is Bryan Hitch, one of the best in the business today IMO. Is that Felicity on the cover? Don’t know, my guess: yes!
The second is the cover of #35, which is when the new creative team will take over. Sales date is Oct. 1 (which is the first Wednesday of the month.)
The last is a cover from an issue during the previous creative team.
I just wanted to say how surprised I was by the positive reaction to and how much traffic was generated by my last post about how to buy comic books. I almost deleted it as soon as I posted it, sure that virtually no one would find it useful. I’m glad I was wrong.
I wanted to take some time and let everyone thinking about buying ‘Green Arrow’ due to the introduction of the ‘Arrow’ inspired Felicity Smoak in the New 52 continuity to please do so!
The sad truth is that comic companies, when it comes to sales of the books themselves, are not in that good of a shape. After the crash that occurred in the mid to late 90’s (long story) sales have continued to shrink. I know this might seem hard to believe, given the mega success of both comic book inspired movies and TV shows but it’s the truth. People come in droves to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ but very few, in comparison, buy the Captain America comic book. For example despite the success of ‘Arrow’, in June ‘Green Arrow’ was ranked 98th in sales. 98th!
The simple fact is that new readers are needed! We big-time comic book fans have several theories as to why our hobby as suffered in popularity lately and no one has the total truth. But I can tell you that some of the BEST stories I’ve read or seen have come from reading comic books. It is a vastly underrated medium. Just give it a try and you will see.
My advice: start buying ‘Green Arrow’ with issue #35 and go back and try and get the previous run as well. A tradeback was released with the first several issues of that creative team and the other “back” issues can be bought at your local comic book store.
I will say this: there are plenty of comic book stores that seem to come right out of a parody skit. Some can be dark, cave-like places where the sales people look at you as if you’re an unwelcome visitor. I promise not all are like that. Most are just like any other store and the people there will be more than willing to help you get started!
Lastly, if you are a fan of Olicity, like me, the best way you can make your “voice” heard is by buying ‘Green Arrow’. If ‘GA’ sales move up to even 60th in a month, DC and WB will notice.
Well I, for one, am terribly grateful for the post your shared and the information, tips, and pros & cons you gave. As a first time comic buyer, it really helped me figure out how I wanted to try getting into the Green Arrow comics. I ended up subscribing to DC Comics direct and figured if I didn’t like the shape they arrived in via USPS, I’d just visit my local comic book store (I’m fortunate to live in an area where there’s, like, 5 of them) and pick them up there, too.
Anyway, I wanted to reblog this post to stress one important point made by the OP:
"Lastly, if you are a fan of Olicity, like me, the best way you can make your “voice” heard is by buying ‘Green Arrow’. If ‘GA’ sales move up to even 60th in a month, DC and WB will notice."
Buy them if you’re interested. Please don’t submarine the whole venture by waiting for illegal copies to be shared online. Money talks and all that jazz.
"If it’s not the, it is one of the greatest strengths of the show, Team Arrow, the original members. Every time that you see them on a mission and Team Arrow has to coordinate and work together, you see this well-oiled, well-programmed unit working together. It’s always what the fans identify with most. I think it’s one of the biggest strengths of the show. You know, the big story of who Oliver Queen becomes: The Vigilante, The Arrow, and then Green Arrow – it’s a big story, there are a lot of places we will go in how we tell that story. The Arrow Cave will get fuller, and it will get emptier, but the core team will always remain intact. It’s what has saved Oliver’s life; without Diggle and Felicity, we wouldn’t have Oliver where he is emotionally or as a superhero at this point.” - David Ramsey
And it’s that core trio (Oliver/Felicity/Diggle) that keeps me coming back week after week after week. I honestly don’t know that I could say that if they weren’t there.
“Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.” -President Obama
We never stay and in the end we lose everyone.
I should have known that you were one person who always stays.