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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Green Arrow Copying Batman

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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Green Arrow Copying Batman

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).

Today we look at five ways that the Golden Age Green Arrow copied Batman…


Right off the bat, in More Fun Comics #73, Green Arrow copies Batman with having a sidekick, Speedy (they even somewhat imply that Green Arrow and Speedy have a legal guardian/ward relationship (as they have different last names).

Now the car in that issue, the Arrowplane, is just different enough from the Batmobile that I will give them leeway and say that they are not copying the Batmobile.

Now, when they re-name the Arrowplane the Arrow-Car, yeah, it seems a bit too much like the Batmobile…

Soon afterwards, we also are introduced to the Arrow-Signal…

Then the Arrow-Plane…

And, the final indignity, the Arrow-Cave…


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