Green Arrow: Year One

Issue #1

Cover Date: early September 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part one
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: Oliver Queen, a thrill-seeking member of the idle rich, embarrassed himself at a charity auction after winning a famous bow. To get away for a while, he took a "business" trip with his confidant, Hackett. Hacket was planning on embezzling money from his employer and friend, so Queen's inclusion on the trip was unfortunate. Hackett threw him overboard and left him for dead.


Issue #2

Cover Date: late September 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part two
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: Ollie awakened on a beach, remembering only that he must have been thrown overboard. After a search, he found a burned out camp and some dead bodies (shot in the head). The camp had supplies - he was able to boil water and fashion himself a bow. He survived on his hunting skills until a plane flew by. He fired a flair into the air and the plane opened fire on him.


Issue #3

Cover Date: early October 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part three
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: Oliver's shot hit the gunman and caused him to fire upon his own plane. The plane crashed onto the island. When Ollie found it, it was in a crater in the middle of a poppie farm. He encountered some slaves who were working the field for Hackett and Chien Na-Wei, who appeared shortly thereafter. Hackett headed out to find the cause of the crash after killing the two survivors. Ollie hit him with a couple of arrows and caused him to down a tree on himself. He took some damage, too - when he awakened, he had a blade through one of his arms.


Issue #4

Cover Date: late October 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part four
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: Queen found himself being cared for by one of the slaves. She'd been a doctor before the drug lords took over the island. Hackett and his men eventually found Queen, who had more or less healed from his wounds. He escaped and happened upon his yacht (it had washed ashore when Hackett faked his own death). He stayed inside for a few days until he was free from his opium dependency (the slave had given it to him for the pain). He knew he could escape, but decided to stay behind and take down the drug lords.
He torched his boat.


Issue #5

Cover Date: early November 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part five
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: Queen's fire was soon spotted. He made short work of the goons sent to investigate. Aboard, he found a map of the island and headed toward the main compound. He disguised himself as one of them and got inside. He caused an explosion and the slaves revolted. "China White" ordered the cargo ship to set sail. Queen was able to get the compound's doors closed and wreck the ship. Hackett caught him trying to signal for help.


Issue #6

Cover Date: late November 2007
Subtitle: Green Arrow Year One part six
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artists(s): Jock
Storyline: The doctor went back for the man the slaves were calling "Green Arrow." She ambushed Hackett, and he was killed by his employer, Chien Na-Wei. Queen fired his last arrow into the air. It struck a crane's line holding cargo. The load fell, crushing the oppressors. The native slaves were freed. Signal got out and Queen was rescued. He headed home to start his new double life.


notes

  • Hackett uses a cell phone in issue 1.
  • Return to continuity section 1.