A couple of my best friends talked me into watching "Arrow" a few months back and, after binge-watching the first two seasons, I have to admit I really like the show (and its spinoff version of the Flash even more). But the thing that I struggle with as a Oliver Queen fan is how grim he's portrayed on the live-action show. To me, the classic Ollie is the anti-Batman--he's the millionaire superhero who actually enjoys being a superhero.
So while I give props to the unexpectedly enjoyable CW show, I did come across this DC Showcase animated short and... this is the Green Arrow I grew up with. The joke about getting changed in a hybrid just nails the character.
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.