""A Kick to the Front Then a Kick to the Back Then a Good Side-Kick!"": Green Arrow and Speedy fight off swarms of rioters in the throes of an inexplicable psychotic rage. Ollie chastises Mia on her fighting form citing that she is telegraphing her punches when she hits with her left. Mi
- So unless you and all your little would-be corporate dictator buddies want to go to prison -- real prison, by the way. Federal prison. Sadies Hawkins Dance, and the-worst-part-of-Deliverance prison -- you'll do exactly what I say.
- -- Oliver Queen
Appearing in "A Kick to the Front Then a Kick to the Back Then a Good Side-Kick!"
- David Marc Spillman (a conservative talking head)
- Denny Boreman (a politcal pundit)
- Jenny Parks (a liberal talking head)
- Theodore Davis (an unscrupulous businessman)
Synopsis for "A Kick to the Front Then a Kick to the Back Then a Good Side-Kick!"
Green Arrow and Speedy fight off swarms of rioters in the throes of an inexplicable psychotic rage. Ollie chastises Mia on her fighting form citing that she is telegraphing her punches when she hits with her left. Mia counters that the feint is intentional, while also admitting that it seldom works. Before long, Ollie's old pal, Green Lantern shows up and uses his power ring to round up many of the rioters. Hal offers to take down the wall that surrounds Star City, but Ollie tells him to leave it up. He says that the people of Star City are "not ready" yet.
Meanwhile, political talk show host Denny Boreman airs an episode of the Wild Bore with guests Jenny Parks and David Marc Spillman. The subject of discussion is Mayor Oliver Queen. Spillman attests that Queen is abusing his political position by illegally marrying homosexual couples and eliminating State sales tax within the city boundaries. Parks counters that Queen’s efforts are revitalizing the City's much-needed revenue.
That night, Oliver Queen pays a visit to Theordore Davis, a major financial officer for the Willobeigh Consortium. He accuses Davis of "losing" a supply of tainted morphine in the Glades – morphine that had been treated with a massive nerve toxin, causing dozens of people to turn savage. He threatens to turn him in to the police unless he agrees to do exactly what Queen says.
Meanwhile at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Deathstroke finds hired assassin Constantine Drakon. He asks Drakon for information concerning Green Arrow – specifically, he wants to known where GA has been for the past year. Constantine tells him that Green Arrow has been away on an island.
- Issue #66 begins a three-issue storyline, which details the events that took place prior to Oliver Queen becoming the mayor of Star City.
- Jenny Parks' criticism towards emergency efforts in Star City is intended to reflect the real-world controversey that centered on FEMA's efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- Reference to Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is made in this issue. It is implied that Ollie and Connor's relationship has suffered in the wake of the "Away Game" storyline (told in flashback in issues #66-68).
- First and only appearances to date of David Marc Spillman, Denny Boreman, Jenny Parks and Theodore Davis.
- This issue was reprinted in the Green Arrow: Crawling Through The Wreckage Trade Paper Back.
- The tagline to this issue is, "Last Year's Blood Bath!"
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