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Green Arrow to Self-Identify as "Social Justice Warrior" in #Rebirth Series

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, May 05 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Green Arrow to Self-Identify as

Aren't most superheroes basically social justice warriors?

Source: Newsarama

According a Newsarama interview with writer Benjamin Percy, comics will have its first openly "SJW" superhero in DC's #Rebirth universe with Oliver Queen - the Green Arrow. Asked to describe the core of what Green Arrow is about, Percy told Vaneta Rogers:

Green Arrow is a social justice warrior. Green Arrow has his finger on the pulse of the moment. We're channeling the zeitgeist. If you've been reading the newspapers over the past few months, you've encountered headlines that we have considered filtering into — slanted versions of — into the series.

And the thing that I've struggled with, since taking Green Arrow over, is his billionaire status. This is a Robin Hood figure. And the pull quote from the trade, without question, will be, "How can you fight the man if you are the man?"

That's a question that Black Canary poses to him.


As part of Queen's first mission, perhaps he will use his new trick arrows (tweet scheduling arrow, boxing glove emoticon arrow, tumblr reblog arrow) to try to get a fictional large comic book publisher to make changes to its sexual harassment policies after a fictional editor is accused of multiple incidents and the company gives him a fictional department where only men are allowed to work instead of actually dealing with it. That's what we would do, anyway, if we were a superhero.


Read the full interview with Newsarama here. Then watch the titular hero come to blogs with the most villainous internet trolls in the multiverse starting with Green Arrow: Rebirth #1.


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