WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Justice League: No Justice #3 written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, and illustrated by Riley Rossmo and Marcus To. The issue is in stores now.
Right now, the biggest heroes of the DC Universe are in the far reaches of space fighting to save the planet Colu from being consumed by one of four Omega Titans. Recruited by Brainiac, the heroes found themselves divided into four groups that teamed them with some of the biggest supervillains in the DCU, like Lex Luthor, Sinestro and Starro -- the only possible hope in defeating these cosmic threats. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Doctor Fate, The Atom and many, many others are stuck off-world, trying to annihilate the threat before it comes to Earth.
What they don't know is that the threat is already here. Three of the Omega Titans are on Earth's doorstep, and there are no heroes left on the planet to save it. Well, no hero other than Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow. When space giants come knocking, there isn't much that a vigilante with a bow and arrow can do to fend them off, but somehow, Justice League: No Justice finds a way to make Green Arrow more than relevant. In these grand cosmic proceedings, Green Arrow plays a crucial role, transforming the Justice League miniseries into a quintessential Green Arrow story.
When we find Oliver Queen in No Justice #2, he recognizes he's out of his element, but he doesn't let that stop him. The heaviest hitters of the Justice League are nowhere to be found, and the rest of the world's heroes have been put into some sort of stasis field courtesy of Brainiac. Green Arrow is on his own, and he only has one lead: Amanda Waller. Sporting a regal winter outfit, the emerald archer finds Waller in the North Pole, just outside of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. There, he offers to help her stop the madness in any way he can.
But it's in this week's No Justice #3 that the archer proves to be the smartest and best hope the Earth has. While the Justice League is busy saving another planet, they don't realize that Earth is already doomed. Now, Green Arrow is the only watcher on the wall, and he knows that there isn't much he can do to hurt these beings. However, that doesn't mean he can't be of help. It doesn't take long for Waller and Queen to have differences of opinion on the subject matter of what to do with Earth's cosmic seed. Waller wants to blow it the hell up, an act that may very well take every dormant hero along with it -- something Queen simply can't sign off on.
Thanks to a well-placed arrow, Queen gains the upper hand, combining Waller's resources with his own to send a distress signal out to his friend Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. If anyone has any hopes of taking the Omega Titans head on, it's the Green Lanterns -- and Green Arrow knows it. When all the chips are down, and when the heroes are all too busy looking the other way, Oliver Queen, with nothing but a bow and arrow, becomes Earth's savior. He prevents Amanda Waller from killing everyone in her bid to save the world, and he finds a way to call in reinforcements.
We've still got one issue to go, and things can certainly fall further off the rails, but as of right now Green Arrow has proven himself the real hero of No Justice.