"Quiver (Part I of X) - The Queen is Dead (Long Live the Queen)": Flashback to several months ago:
- Beneath the bluster of the Green Arrow, Oliver Queen was a man with time on his hands. And I've spent my life trying to be that same kind of man.
Appearing in "Quiver (Part I of X) - The Queen is Dead (Long Live the Queen)"
- Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) (Resurrected)
- Arsenal (Roy Harper)
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Parallax (Flashback only)
- Superman (Flashback only)
- Mrs. Chagiynnski (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Quiver (Part I of X) - The Queen is Dead (Long Live the Queen)"
Flashback to several months ago:
Superman and Batman are standing on a Metropolis city rooftop during The Final Night event. As the two talk about the fact that Earth's sun has been extinguished, Superman feels as if something had been removed from him. Miles away in Seattle, Parallax stands over the grave of his best friend Oliver Queen. It is clear that Parallax's involvement will be integral to events that are to come.
Many of the heroes whose lives had been affected by the first Green Arrow carry on with their regular activities. Connor Hawke continues praying for the soul of his father at the ashram. Arsenal takes down a room full of heroin dealers and Black Canary rescues the battered wife of a Russian mobster.
In Star City, an old man named Stanley Dover is walking down the street when a group of thugs attempt to accost him. A homemade arrow with a bleach bottle arrow tip strikes one down while another with a 40 oz. beer bottle affixed to the shaft takes another down. As Stanley turns to see whom his rescuer is, we find Oliver Queen, apparently back from the dead, dressed in tattered rags with long hair and a makeshift bow.
- This issue is reprinted in the Green Arrow: Quiver trade paperback.
- This is the first time that Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) has been seen since his death in Green Arrow (Volume 2) #101.
- The meeting between Batman and Superman occurs simultaneously with events chronicled in The Final Night #3.
- Contains cameo flashback appearances of: Effigy, Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Lian Harper, Robin (Dick Grayson), Shado, Speedy (Roy Harper), Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) and Wonder Woman.
- Writer Kevin Smith is more popularly known as the movie director responsible for Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma. He is the primary architect of the Quiver storyline and will remain on the book until issue #15.
- Green Arrow Recommended Reading
- More Fun Comics (Volume 1): More Fun Comics #73–107
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1): Adventure Comics #246–269
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1): Detective Comics #521–567
- Green Lantern (Volume 2): Green Lantern (Volume 2) #76–124
- The Flash (Volume 1): The Flash #217–219
- Green Arrow (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow (Volume 2)
- Green Arrow (Volume 3)
- Green Arrow (Volume 4)
- Green Arrow (Volume 5)
- Green Arrow (Volume 6)
- Green Arrow and Black Canary (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: The Wonder Year (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: Year One (Volume 1)
- Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood (Volume 1)
- Black Canary (Volume 1)
- Black Canary (Volume 2)
- Black Canary (Volume 3)