Saturday, November 17, 2012

Arsenal #3-#4

So far, we have seen:

Roy Harper being an awesome hero person.
Lian Harper being cute.
Kidnapping henchwomen being, uh, kidnappy?
Dinah Lance being kinda stupid.
Oliver Queen being dead.
Lian’s babysitter being… there.
Vandal Savage being evil.
Connor Hawke being ambiguously ethnic.

And now, we continue with our celebration of all things red-haired and arrow-related with the second half of Roy Harper Appreciation Month!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Arsenal #1-#2

Some characters are heroes.  Others are villains.  Still others are anti-heroes.  And some are life’s punching bags, eternally taking punishment enough to make anyone either go bananas or feel like they’re about to.  And yet, somehow—whether it be through their own determination or a well-timed reboot or both—they always manage to land on their feet and live to kick butt another day.

One such character is Roy William Harper Jr., a.k.a. Speedy, a.k.a. Arsenal, a.k.a. Red Arrow, a.k.a. Arsenal again.  He’s been one of my favorites for ages, but the fans and the comics (especially those bleeping comics) always seem to give him the short end of the stick (or the arrow).  So to give Roy a little positive press—and to give myself a chance to alternately gush and rampage about his various portrayals in various media—I hereby declare November ROY HARPER APPRECIATION MONTH.