DC's plans for Green Arrow: Has the target moved?

I knew Twitter had to be good for something.

Elsewhere on this board, discussion over the ending of Justice League: Cry for Justice was largely negative. The fates of Green Arrow, Lian, Roy Harper and Star City provoked more than a few gripes. But perhaps things aren't what they seem. This afternoon (Wednesday, March 10) new head creative poo-bah at DC Comics Geoff Johns posted a series of tweets on Twitter about everyone's favorite Emerald Archer that suggest Cry for Justice may not be the final word. Take a peek, and see what you think:

* Geoff Johns: "I'm a huge Green Arrow fan, love the Mike Grell run. I know where some of the story post-this is going."

* Geoff Johns: "A secret: Originally there was talk of destroying Star City, but thankfully there are actually big plans for Star City."

* Geoff Johns: "I thought Star City just needed its own identity, building on what it had and you'll see more in Brightest Day about that."

* Geoff Johns: "J.T. Krul, Eddie Berganza, Adam Schalgman worked together for the new plan on Green Arrow."

* Psycub wrote: "After what happened to Blüdhaven and Coast City it would be a great mistake to destroy Star City." Geoff Johns: "Everyone at DC agreed!"

* BlakeMP wrote: "So is J.T. Krul staying with Green Arrow long-term, or just for the fall? (I'm hoping long-term.)" Geoff Johns: "Long term!"

* dmaduruh wrote: "Do you prefer GA being in Seattle, or Star City?" Geoff Johns: "With what happens in Brightest Day, Star City. :)"

* Ryan_the_Iowan wrote: "Krul did a great job, but I don't like the direction. I just don't enjoy what is going on with Ollie. Its hard to care anymoreand Lian/Roy = bad taste in mouth." Geoff Johns: "At the very least, check out Green Arrow in June. Trust me on that one. :) "

* Geoff Johns: "For me, I'm curious to see if people like the new direction for Green Arrow that's forthcoming."

* Mtmonks wrote: "Can you and J.T. Krul do a GL/GA crossover in the future ? Like the good old days?" Geoff Johns: "YEP!"

* Geoff Johns: "Whether you liked Cry for Justice or not, I think J.T. Krul's plans for Green Arrow coming up are worth checking out. :) "

* Anatolew wrote: "If Green Arrow is going to go around killing villains, hate it." Geoff Johns: "AGREE 100%. NOT THE FUTURE."

* Incusmalleus wrote: "Any reactions from Cheshire re: Lian's death?" Geoff Johns: "See upcoming TITANS! :)"

And with that, the mysterious strangers was off to a con in Seattle. Thoughts, anyone?

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Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on March 10, 2010 at 11:28pm
Interesting. I do intend to buy Brightest Day so I'll be reading some of the answers. I am glad that Ollie won't be hunting down more villains and that Star City isn't doomed.
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on March 11, 2010 at 9:38am
Question: Not having been on board with Green Arrow/Black Canary, I have to ask: Is it still Green Arrow/Black Canary? If not, what, specifically, led to her losing title status?
Comment by Dagwan on March 11, 2010 at 12:42pm
The Black Canary co-feature was rolled into the main story for the issues (#28-29) leading up to Black Lantern Green Arrow #30. The title is Green Arrow as of #31. Even though I've read all of the comics, I can't tell if BN happens before or after Cry for Justice. I'm tending to believe before.

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Comment by Captain Comics on March 11, 2010 at 2:14pm
And, ironically, just as Green Arrow/Black Canary ends, Marvel has announced a Hawekeye/Mockingbird ongoing.
Comment by Batmatt Beyond on March 11, 2010 at 2:22pm
I'm just glad that Dinah will be back in Gail Simone's care very soon. GA/BC started off strong with Judd Winick in charge, but the direction changed radically as soon as he left. I was in it for the fun adventures of Ollie and Dinah, so I jumped off when it changed.
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on March 11, 2010 at 2:45pm
Mockingbird's alive?

No, don't tell me ... really, don't bother.
Comment by KSwolf on March 11, 2010 at 2:56pm
Does this mean that Ollie and Dinah are breaking up again? I thought that their reunion a few years ago felt extremely forced, and It always seemed to me that the only reason they were back together was because Winick wanted to recreate his childhood by writing them as a couple.

Personally, I prefer each of them on their own.
Comment by The Baron on March 11, 2010 at 3:24pm
Mockingbird's alive?

No, don't tell me ... really, don't bother.

Well, see, the Punisher and the Russian...
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on March 11, 2010 at 3:34pm
bang head
Comment by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) on March 11, 2010 at 4:14pm
You were asking for it, Clark! The last time I was paying attention, Connor was Green Arrow, so what the heck.


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