Jayme Lynn Blaschke's Unofficial Green Arrow Shrine

Welcome to the Unofficial Green Arrow Shrine! If you've come here seeking the Unofficial Green Arrow Fansite, you've found half of what you're looking for. The Unofficial Green Arrow Shrine features reviews, interviews and art galleries devoted to DC Comics' Emerald Archer, otherwise known as Green Arrow. A modern-day Robin Hood, he rights wrongs, sticks up for the stickless and is the resident gadfly of the Justice League.

You'll note that these new digs are pretty sparsely furnished at the moment. The plan is for that to change in the weeks to come as I get around to uploading my content formerly housed at the Green Arrow Fansite. But it's going to be a long, draw-out process, and I ask for your patience. In the interim, why not visit Scott McCullar’s always-entertaining Green Arrow Compendium. Brave souls can learn more about yours truly at the World Wide Realm, or read my lunatic ravings at my appropriately-titled blog, Gibberish.

The topics of discussion in the following review sections are the opinions of Jayme Lynn Blaschke. They do not necessarily express the viewpoints of DC Comics, former website partner Scott McCullar or anyone else in known creation. These reviews contain plot synopses and extensive critique and commentary, opinions, tangental musings and assorted ramblings. In short, HERE THERE BE SPOILERS. You have been warned. My conscience is clear.

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Site History: Between 1998 and 2001, more than 18,000 visitors passed through these virtual pages, exploring the world of Oliver Queen, otherwise known as Green Arrow. A modern-day Robin Hood, he has fought crime since 1941 in the pages of DC Comics and, in more recent times, on television, making guest appearances on both the SuperFriends animated series of the 1970s and Justice League Unlimited on Cartoon Network. The Green Arrow Shrine featured news, interviews and image galleries, but specialized in reviews of the Emerald Archer's various comic book storylines.

Then, in mid-2001, Scott McCullar, proprietor of the Unofficial Green Arrow Compendium, another fine resource on Oliver Queen, suggested we combine our sites. The Unofficial Green Arrow Fansite was born. From 2001 to early 2005, countless thousands of visitors flocked to our site as Kevin Smith helmed the relaunch of DC's Green Arrow series, soon followed by top-flight writers Brad Meltzer and Judd Winick. We garnered a considerable amount of attention, both online and in the mainstream media. But real life intervened, as it so often has a habit of doing. Scott became one of the founding member of Shooting Star Comics and began seriously pursuing his own comic publishing ambitions. His art and administrative responsibilities consumed more and more of his time. Simultaneously, I assumed the position of fiction editor at RevolutionSF and have focused more on my science fiction career, publishing my first book, Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak. Because of these demands, the Fansite languished. Neither one of us made any significant updates in the past 12 months. Add to that the fact that the Fansite was costly to run, with Scott footing nearly 100 percent of the bill--it became obvious that we'd reached a crossroads.

Instead of simply pulling the plug and letting the Fansite die, we decided we'd break out the original components, making them subsets of our personal websites. This way, the contents of the Shrine and Compendium will be preserved for the future. I can't speak for Scott, but I don't know if or when I will ever get around to adding new reviews. There's just too much going on in my life right now to make the kind of time commitment that requires. But as time passes I will work to re-publish those reviews once featured on the Fansite, and will maintain the mailing list in case there is any pressing news that needs distribution. But for all intents and purposes, the Shrine is in mothballs, a static museum whose best days are behind it.

I'd also like to stress that Scott and I remain good friends, and that this separation is purely a pragmatic move, rather than a falling out ala Lennon/McCartney.