In yesterday's episode, Professor Angel and his deformed, blackmailed proteges had used a giant mirror to cause a horrific accident with a truck full of rubber tires, a valuable wartime commodity. Into this mess roars Green Arrow in that lemon-fresh mobile-home he calls "the Arrowcar":
|Pikachumobile needs a new pair of shoes!|
This single panel encapsulates everything wrong about Green Arrow (except, you know, the archery thing). Roy is the sensible adult and Ollie the impetuous child. Ollie's #white(millioniare)privilege in having a priority rating for his tires and his putting his own desires before the country's needs. The absurdity of the behemoth Arrowmobile, which weighs so much it probably needs new tires every 10 miles. Ollie, proving his malfeasance in this regard by driving the car needlessly fast to satisfy his whims, even though that the exact reason he needs new tires. He's not even waiting for the tire convoy to reach its distribution point; he's driving out to meet it on the road. I suspect Oliver Queen's middle name is Karen.
|If I were in a car with an ejector seat, being driven by Ollie Queen, I probably wouldn't sit down either.|
Note the exact timing of events in the next panel, folks.
|"You know what to do! I mean... don't you? You always do. Please tell me you know what to do, kid. I don't need to know what it is; just do it, while I drive and dream about my new tires."|
I'm guessing from the context (and the lack of an AAEEEIIIIIGH!) that this is a second or so truck derailed by the mirror, not the first one. But ask yourself what would have happened WITHOUT the mirror there, as Ollie, who we know is driving too fast, careens around the corner in his canary Kampfpanzer. Odds are the trucks would have driven off the cliff TO AVOID THE ARROWCAR.
Anyway, as always, Roy takes care of the issue, while Ollie gawks like a tourist
|Giant Mirror of Destruction is the name of my next quartet. Always look to Golden Age comics for the name of your next quartet, they never disappoint.|
Despite being amateur, first-time criminals, Angel's stooges immediately and intuitive realize that
...the real threat is the red-threaded kid and that only one of them is need to deal with Green Arrow.
|"That's it, Speedy! Their REAL racket is blackmarket Equity cards and this attack on the tire convoy is just a diversion! To the Arrowcave!"|