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This Just Happened: Green Arrow's Secret Origin

This Just Happened: Green Arrow's Secret Origin

By Alex Nagorski Friday, January 10th, 2014

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read GREEN ARROW #27 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

The Outsiders War continues with its second chapter, “Secret Origin”. Shado and Ollie have returned to the Island where it all began for Oliver Queen’s development into Green Arrow. But instead of finding the legendary Arrow totem hidden within the depths of the island, Ollie only finds half-truths and deeper mysteries.

And before Ollie can get any truth out of Shado, he’s got to take down a legion of Shield Warriors – including the head of the Shield Clan, the deadly Kodiak (who we introduced you to a couple months ago right here)! Is Green Arrow any match for Kodiak? Does Kodiak wield the power of the Totem Shield, giving him powers beyond those of any mortal?

Ollie’s fight takes him back to where he was first tortured when he washed up on the island. The masked figure responsible for turning him from kid to killer is still there, and it’s the last person Oliver Queen expected to be the source of so much pain! Robert Queen, who allegedly died after being betrayed by Komodo, is actually alive and well. And has been manipulating his son since the beginning!

Below, take a look at the final page of GREEN ARROW #27 as Oliver’s father is unmasked. Then sound off in the comments section about what Shado and Robert Queen’s endgame is for Ollie! How long has Ollie been in the dark?

GREEN ARROW #27, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino, is available in stores now.