When last we left Green Error, part-time vigilante and houseplant, he was waiting for his sidekick, Flapjack, to rescue him.
Which he does.
|"Flapjack's Whistling Shaft" is the name of my next quartet.|
On such occasions, the Boy Back-Up loves to find little ways of rubbing it in that Ollie is too dumb to notice. Like calling Ollie "chum" after the pirates threw him off the boat as fish food. Twice.
|THE BANANABOAT PEELS OUT!|
Ollie's captors having been subdued, the Hydrodynamic Duo quickly catch up with the pirates, who have already beaten the snot of everyone on whatever vessel they are robbing.
|Boarding the S.S. Hieronymus Bosch.|
There's some needlessly homoerotic arrowplay:
|"Quivering Prelude" is the name of my next quartet.|
Or the prequel to "Unwilling Cabin Boy".
Ollie brings oceans of love for the boys.
|You know, it wasn't until this panel that I was sure Kilgore's eye had a patch. |
I thought it have might just been, you know, redacted.
Ollie threatens to shoot people with arrows while, well, actually shooting them with arrows.
|Yellow? You know if Green Arrow were colorblind it would explain MUCH.|
And a man with a beard shoots Ollie dead. Thus di--
|SPEAKING of needlessly homoerotic.|
REALLY, FLAPJACK?! Thanks for saving Uncle Gadget AGAIN.
|Note the snotty caption making it clear just who is saving the day here.|
The pirates skedaddle to their own scow, but not without a parting gift for today's contestants: a brand-new torpedo with Pouty Pegboy attached!
|Send them to the bottom? I thought that's who was tied to the torpedo...?|
Ollie, following his natural instincts as an arrow, launches himself directly TOWARD the torpedo.
|Which, I must reiterate, was somehow inexplicably fired from an old wooden schooner.|
Which, thanks to thousands of hours of salmon laddering, Ollie simply catches and bends the solid steel rudders of.
|"DAS IST LIMPET!"|
Flapjack is bit taken a back by meeting someone even more helpless than Ollie.
|Well, he's a kid; but he is definitely not like you. |
Have you looked in the mirror lately?
And Ollie through -- of course -- sheer luck...
|World's greatest archer 'accidentally' hits a target.|
... KILLS ALL THE PIRATES IN A FIERY and/or WATERY DOOM!
|Captain Kilgore et al, you have failed this great seaboard city.|
Thus dies... Captain Kilgore and the crew of the Black Raider. Golden Age is hardcore, baby.
And so, having triumphed again through dumb luck, brute strength, and his competent sidekick, Green Arrow adds another memento to his cavernous Armoire of Trophies:
|Really need to get a bigger one of these for when you fight a robot dinosaur, Ollie; |
you know it's coming.
Oh, and add "Mari Kondo" to the list of 1001 Ways To Defeat Green Arrow.