"Quiver (Part IV of X) - Membership Has Its Privileges": Aquaman and Green Arrow are preparing to face off with Black Manta on the docks of Star City. Ollie tackles Manta, but Manta repels him with a haymaker. Arthur leaps on Manta's back prepared to kill him. But Ollie gets back
- Would you quit your babbling, you five-fathom fascist! Which reminds me -- when the Hell are you going to allow for some democratic elections down there?! Kings went out of style with religious persecution in this country -- a country you're a de facto part of, because water surrounds most of our borders!
- -- Green Arrow
Appearing in "Quiver (Part IV of X) - Membership Has Its Privileges"
- Mia Dearden
- Stanley Dover (elder)
- Stanley Dover (Behind the scenes)
- Birds of Prey
- Tovah Hernandez Carlson
Synopsis for "Quiver (Part IV of X) - Membership Has Its Privileges"
Aquaman and Green Arrow are preparing to face off with Black Manta on the docks of Star City. Ollie tackles Manta, but Manta repels him with a haymaker. Arthur leaps on Manta's back prepared to kill him. But Ollie gets back up and sinks an arrow into Manta's helmet. Arthur removes the helmet revealing a very disfigured looking Black Manta. As the criminal is taken away, Arthur and Ollie finally get the chance to reunite with one another. Ollie doesn't understand the radical changes in Arthur's appearance.
Excited about Ollie's return, he brings him back to the JLA watchtower. Everyone is so surprised to see him, but quickly notice that he appears to be about ten years younger, and has no knowledge of things that have happened recently (Ollie can't understand why Hal Jordan isn't there to greet him). Batman arrives and punches the irate Ollie, knocking him out. He tells the League that he is taking him back to the Batcave for intense examination. Everyone is interested to learn how Ollie has returned from the dead. A little later, Oracle breaks the news to Black Canary.
- This issue is reprinted in the Green Arrow: Quiver trade paperback.
- Mia's favorite television show is called Powerpoofs. This is an obvious reference to the popular animated series Powerpuff Girls.
- Ollie makes two Star Trek references in this issue. Upon observing the lunar landscape from the Watchtower, he remarks, "Space -- the final frontier!" This was the opening narrative from the original 1968 Star Trek television series, as well as the 1987 sequel program, Star Trek: The Next Generation. In another scene, Ollie complains about the JLA teleportation technology and says, "Man wasn't meant to have his body... blasted all over the cosmos!" This attitude was similar to the one routinely demonstrated by the Enterprise medic, Leonard "Bones" McCoy.
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