|Would've gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling archers and their catapult.|
But if you think that's the end of the story, well, then, you simply don't understand one of the most powerful forces in the DCU:
THE INCOMPETENCE OF GREEN ARROW.
The now-unHooded Claw, revealed as tiny Ezra Sampson, simply jumps out a window and runs away laughing at Green Arrow all the way.
|If only Ollie and Roy had some sort of non-fatal medium-range weapon handy.|
"Arrow fails, Speedy bails, Batman rolls his eyes;
the Arrowplane's quite insane, Ezra Sampson got away!"
|Ollie's vehicle grows larger with each panel. That's why at some point the DMV notified him he could no longer call it a 'car' and it became "The Arrowplane", even though its less able to fly than a tank is.|
So Ollie shoots out a tire on Sampson's car as a simple safe way of halting his getaway.
|To the degree that "Oliver Queen steering the Arrowplane with his knees" can be considered "safe".|
Ollie seems oddly insistent that this is a permanent solution and Sampson seems to have a strange symbiotic relationship with his car, since he cries out in pain when its tire is shot.
|How did Lichtenstein miss this panel? It's beautiful.|
|Do NOT fail Green Arrow's city.|
Holy CRAP that was horrible and grim. Welcome to the Golden Age of Comics, kids.
|Green Arrow: facilitating failure since 1941.|
Ollie keeps the cartoon bomb as a souvenir, presumably because a coffin-forming mass of twistled and tangled steel doesn't fit neatly into his curio cabinet.
|I am DYING to know what those other trophies are from. And how many people died to put them there.|
NOW ends the case of the Namesake Murders. Until next month, kids, enjoy this teaser panel of Ollie shooting an arrow through a man's hand, blood gushing from the wound!
|I hereby declare "Crime Carnival" as the official moniker for Green Arrow's rogues gallery.|