Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp do Dennis O’Neill and Neal Adams in July’s The Green Lantern

Green Lantern and Green Arrow have teamed up many times. But most iconically it was in stories by Dennis O’Neill and Neal Adams beginning in 1970 in which the characters undertook a social-commentary journey across America.

Beginning with “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight” and continued to “… And through Him Save a World” two years later, this also included the storyline in which Green Arrow’s ward Speedy was addicted to heroin.

Sales did not follow, however and the comic was cancelled, storylines continuing in the pages of The Flash.

The run is now considered a modern classic and has been reprinted numerous times. And it appears to be territory that Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp are looking to take a walk through in July with The Green Lantern.


art and cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by TONI INFANTE
Green Lantern teams up with Green Arrow to stop a cosmic drug cartel that’s using Earth as its main distribution base! It’s a brilliant homage to the team-ups of old, as Morrison and Sharp do the 2019 version in a story we can only call “Space Junkies!”

Say, what’s Speedy up to now? Oh, that’s right, he died in Heroes In Crisis. At the hands of Harley Quinn, Booster Gold, Wally West or something else… and not of a heroin overdose, it seems. I wonder if that will suddenly be relevant?

Odds are Grant has used pretty much everything that alien is trying as well.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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