Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

It’s another special episode as Andrew has another guest co-host. Green Arrow superfan Elspeth McRobb joins Andrew to talk about Green Arrow, of course! The two take a look back on a career resurgence for the character that came in the year 2001. This was the year that Kevin Smith brought Ollie Queen back from the dead.

With the help of artists Phil Hester and Ande Parks, Kevin Smith relaunched the Green Arrow title providing 2 story arcs and 15 issues. In the first story arc, Quiver, Smith brought GA back to Star City and reestablished him among the DC pantheon of heroes. He also worked in a freaky child killer and a demon or two. The second story, The Sounds of Violence, introduced a new villain with a love for things that go bump in the night. Or clang. Or bang. Any sound will do, really.

Take a listen as Andrew and Elspeth dissect the comic run of Kevin Smith and see if it still holds up today. If you’re a fan of Green Arrow, you don’t want to miss this very special episode of Back Issue Bloodbath!

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