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Green Arrow Vol. 3: Archer’s Quest

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Includes Issues:Green Arrow 16-21
Original Publication Dates:October 2002 - April 2003
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Lists:Comics, DC Modern Age, DC Universe, Post-Crisis
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Unique Reading Order ID: 200902100000
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TRO Database Book ID:682 [More Info]

11 Comments Post New »

  1. Alex wrote on at June 10, 2010 11:46 am:

    What happened to Volume 3? And the next one isn’t numbered… is this supposed to be 3, and the next one 4?


    Ian replied on June 19th, 2010 at 2:11 am:

    I think this is one of those crazy situations where they released it in such a crazy manner that you just have to ignore the numbering on the spine.

    Basically Green Arrow: Volume 2 has issues 11-15. Then they released the volume with 26-31. Why? No idea!

    After that, they published this one, and since it was coming out after, they put Vol. 4 on it. But it collects 16-21! And really should be read before Straight Shooter.

    So. That’s balls nuts, man, and I don’t know what to tell you. In any case, I’m pretty sure this is how it should work, but once I get to this point in my personal reading I’ll make sure to double check.


    Daniel replied on June 19th, 2010 at 2:37 am:

    Yeah, that release order was really strange. If I had to guess I’d say it was some kind of contract or royalties problem — It looks like they skipped the Brad Meltzer run to release the Judd Winick stuff initially. Given that this was Meltzer’s first comic work there may have been problems with whoever publishes his novels or a royalties dispute. Just a guess anyway…

    You’re right about the reading order, though — I’ve already read through these and the placement is fine.


    Ian replied on June 19th, 2010 at 2:52 am:

    Yeah, that’s what I figured. Are those missing issues between 21 and 26 collected anywhere? I guess I didn’t see it, but it seems like that could be a whole arc.


    Daniel replied on June 19th, 2010 at 4:07 am:

    No, none of them are. 22 is a stand-alone issue, and 23-25 are part of a 6-part Green Lantern cross-over called “Black Circle: Urban Knights” — the GL issues aren’t collected either.


    Ian replied on June 19th, 2010 at 10:23 am:

    ah, figures


  2. Gorblax wrote on at July 7, 2010 2:45 pm:


    According to the DC website, this is Volume 3.


    Ian replied on July 7th, 2010 at 2:48 pm:

    Nice, looks like they finally corrected that in a new edition. I might have to get another copy just because I hate that little 4 on the old trade dress – it doesn’t make any sense. I’ll change this, and make a note of it in the book entry.


    Ian replied on July 7th, 2010 at 3:01 pm:

    huh, unless it’s just marked that way online. I wanna take a look at my trade when I get home. If it has the same front cover, I’m gonna be a little skeptical. I’ve seen misinformation on the dcu website before. It’s possible that they corrected it on there without actually fixing the misprint.


  3. Chris D. wrote on at February 19, 2011 2:10 am:

    Damn. That’s what I get for following the order on the spine. I read “Strait Shooter” last night and Ollie referenced a fight with Grundy and I was thinking “what the hell is he talking about?” Now I’m reading “Archer’s Quest” with #4 on the spine and he just fought Grundy!!!! Agh!!! Besides that the two don’t seem to really overlap at all.


    Ian replied on February 19th, 2011 at 2:14 am:

    yeah, they really messed up with that one. Glad to hear it’s only a minor references, but annoying nonetheless. When I finally get to this point while combing through, I’ll probably just take the numbers off the entries here and hope that DC fixes it in the next printing.


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