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This Just Happened: Oliver Queen's Startling Family Secret Revealed

This Just Happened: Oliver Queen's Startling Family...

By Alex Nagorski Friday, July 5th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read GREEN ARROW #22 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)

In the deserts of the Southwestern United States, Green Arrow is visited by a terrifying vision of a three-headed dragon (see issue #21 for more!). One of the heads represents Komodo, the man who betrayed and murdered his father – but Oliver soon comes to understand that the other two heads represent individuals who are key to helping him track down the elusive assassin and the mysterious Outsiders.

Soon Green Arrow finds himself in the tiny European nation of Vlatava, mounting a frontal-assault on a remote mountain fortress. Once inside, he discovers Shado, a mysterious former associate of his father … and a woman represented by one of the heads of the ferocious dragon in his vision.

Before he can learn more about Shado, the two are confronted by the mind-twisting abilities of Count Vertigo! Thanks to the last minute intervention of Green Arrow’s team, the two are able to escape and it’s then that Shado reveals she is the mother of Komodo’s apprentice Emiko. Even more stunning, Shado tells Oliver that Emiko’s father isn’t Komodo … but is instead Robert Queen, Oliver's father!

How will the revelation that Green Arrow has a half sister impact the Emerald Archer? And how will the fact that Emiko is working with Komodo affect Oliver’s pursuit of his father’s murderer? Does Komodo know Emiko’s true parentage and her relationship to his nemesis? Place your bets in the comments section below!

Pick up your copy of GREEN ARROW #22, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino, in stores now.