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Green Arrow The Longbow Hunters - Graphic Novel Review

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I really want to give The Longbow Hunters a higher score, and perhaps if I had read this at the time of its publication, I would have because it's a really important Green Arrow story. But I was around nine at the time it first came out, so there's that. 
The success of The Longbow Hunters paved the way for the first ongoing Green Arrow series and arguably got the ball rolling to lift Oliver Queen out of the second or third string of the DC roster.
And really, this just hasn't aged well is all. It's not bad, but it's definitely a product of its time. With very few tweaks, it could be a 1980s rogue cop B-Movie with Oliver Queen in the role reserved for [insert action hero here]... A lot of the elements were there: drug dealers, a serial killer targeting prostitutes, cheesy sex and nude scenes, secret CIA agents, and so on. It feels like it could have been a Steven Seagal movie, but that seems demeaning to Green Arrow. Chuck Norris? Maybe. But still, you get the point.