Every year on GreenArrowTV’s Twitter feed and Facebook page, we’d count down to the new season’s premiere with a classic Green Arrow-related comic book cover. After all, it was the comic books that inspired the TV series to begin with.
Since there had sometimes been confusion about the covers without any context, this year we’re going to describe the comic book covers that we are showing. The issue numbers on the comics will correspond to the number of days left before Season 5 begins. For example, there are 105 days left until Arrow Season 5, considering The CW just announced an October 5 premiere date.
Here’s today’s entry.
Green Arrow #105
Oliver Queen’s replacement Connor Hawke teams up with comics’ best Robin* Tim Drake in issue #105 of the Green Arrow series dated February 1996. This was the fourth issue to feature Connor Hawke in the lead role in the series. As for Tim? He was comics’ Robin for about twenty years until he adopted the name “Red Robin” a few years before Flashpoint. His series Robin, also written by Chuck Dixon, ran for nearly 180 issues, longer than any Robin title before or since.
* Dick Grayson was the best Nightwing.
105 days are left to the Arrow season premiere – be sure to come back daily for more countdown posts! Past “Cover Countdown” posts can be found here.