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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 

Roy Harper returning to his codename as Arsenal

That's the good news. The bad news is that he, and his mentor Ollie Queen, are heading down the highway to darkness (via Titans Tower Monitor), as told by writer J.T. Krul:
“I was super fortunate to be able to play a role in BLACKEST NIGHT, and I have to say I’m even more excited — if that’s possible — about being able to take on Roy Harper and Green Arrow as their stories spill out of Cry For Justice. James has been building to a monster climax in his book, and no two characters will be as changed as much as Roy and Ollie. And, the story isn’t even over yet. The title RISE and FALL says it all in terms of where these characters are headed. It’s going to be a dark and tragic road for both them and I’m hoping readers will be hooked by where Ollie and Roy come out in the end.”
For the zillionth time, big mistake made by citing darkness and tragedy as the direction.

IGN Comics has an interview with this writer (also via Titans Tower Monitor) where he drags things further into the mud:
IGN Comics: Will the relationship between Ollie and Roy embody that ethical rift between the Justice League members at all?

Krul: What happens with them is definitely a huge part of it. But it is a larger picture, so what happens with Roy definitely impacts the other team members. It's a little bit like what happened with Identity Crisis, where you have the people that were on board for the mind wipe of Dr. Light and the ones that weren't on board.
When they give mention to that truly despicable miniseries that started this all, you know something's wrong.
IGN Comics: The last half-year or so has seen you dive headlong into the DCU with various projects. How did you get involved with these latest projects?

Krul: I was already working with Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman and Brian Cunningham on Blackest Night: Titans, and I had done the Red Arrow spotlight issue for Brian on Titans. That's how the Arsenal thing came about - they knew I was a huge Roy fan and have been a fan of his forever. I jumped at the Titans spotlight issue, then when I got wind of what they had in store for Roy and they talked to me about that, I didn't have to think about it at all.

As far as the Green Arrow story goes, that just kind of happened organically. They knew I was doing the Arsenal thing and then decided I'd do a Black Lantern Green Arrow story in February. Doing the Green Arrow arc seemed a natural transition from that.
Wow, he's a fan of Arsenal and he doesn't seem to mind that they severed his arm? And he's willing to take part in yet another likely editorial mandate? Sorry, but that's yet one more writer who undermines his standings. And it's clear that this is another forced direction by the editors that nobody should have to waste their money on.

I don't expect anything good to come of Green Arrow either, nor do I approve of writing Roy with a mechanical arm, if that's what they have in store.

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