Green Arrow #34 Goes Monthly With The Return Of Shado

In yesterday’s DC Comics November 2017 solicits, one reader, Alter-Ego, caught a detail I had missed. That Green Arrow #34was the latest DC Comics twice-monthly comic to go monthly. It joins Cyborg and Aquaman in that regard. It’s not like Action Comics which also has one solicitation in the new listings, as it had a November issue in last month’s listings instead, making three.

Also, Green Arrow #34 has gone from $2.99 to $3.99, the standard price of a monthly title at DC Comics. But there more of a Rebirthiness in the air. As its editor teased,


Copied by its writer,



That would be the return of Shado. Look.

Art and cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant cover by MIKE GRELL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THE TRIAL OF TWO CITIES” part two! It’s a revelation Ollie Queen could never have imagined, even in his darkest dreams. Long thought dead, his mother, Moira, is alive; she’s a leader of the Ninth Circle; she’s responsible for destroying Seattle; and because of Green Arrow, her partners are going to kill her. Moira needs Ollie’s protection, not just from any assassin: she is the former lover of Moira’s late husband. She is the mother of Ollie’s half-sister, Emiko. She is Green Arrow’s deadliest enemy. She is Shado.
On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Shado first appeared in Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1 created by Mike Grell. dDaughter of a Yakuza agent sent to America with a large cache of gold, prior to World War II, in order to establish Yakuza operations in America, then placed in an internment camp. Attacked by retired soldier years later for the money, he turned it over rather than see his family killed. He committed suicide and Shado was raised to kill the Americans who had dishonored her family. Her string of revenge murders brought her to Green Arrow’s attention,a nd they began a complicated relationship. This included shooting him by accident and nursing him back to health. And, while delirious from pain and medications, having sex with him and conceiving a son. As both antagonist and love interest, she has been defined by not only raping Green Arrow but being the mother of his child.

But that was in the original continuity, the New 52 took all that away, making her a former lover of Green Arrow’s father, and the mother of his half-sister, Emiko.

And now? What with DC Rebirth continuity bring to the equation?





Green Arrow #34 Goes Monthly With The Return Of Shado


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