Der er mange gode og interessante indlæg imellem (bl.a. Brian Wood, Matt Fraction, Dave Gibbons og Ed Brubacker), men i mine øjne render Andy Diggle nok med prisen for denne side fra Green Arrow – Year One #4:
1) Ollie steps out onto the out on the upper rear deck of the yacht, where he fought Hackett back in issue 1. He looks down at something off-panel, surprised —
AND THEN I SEE IT.
STILL LYING ON THE DECK WHERE I DROPPED IT, A LIFETIME AGO…
2) BIG. Low angle. Down on one knee, Ollie picks up the ROBIN HOOD BOW – the one he bought at the auction in the first issue – which has been lying forgotten on the yacht’s deck all this time. Ollie holds it lying across his upturned palms, almost reverentially, as if it’s some kind of fragile holy relic. This is a major turning point in his life, so give this image some real weight. He’s taking his very destiny in his hands…
IT’S BEEN WAITING FOR ME.
3) BIG. Full-width panel. Close, intense. Now Ollie holds the bow out to us, held sideways in his fist in the extreme foreground, his eyes nailing us with laser-beam intensity above the line of the bow. Determined and resolute. And in this moment, the true Green Arrow is born!
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN WAITING.
Der fik han lige solgt et eksemplar mere af den serie – jeg kan endda høre soundtracket!
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