GREEN ARROW Relaunch/Reset Coming from DC

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A new Green Arrow title is in development, with DC planning to make the character "a bigger part of the DCU" according to co-publisher Dan DiDio. DiDio revealed this when asked about March 6's Green Arrow #50 - the final issue in the title's "Rebirth" era volume launched in 2016.

"It's a milestone issue - it's also the last issue, which is kind of interesting. The book is still performing well for us, but we decided to end the story there because we wanted Green Arrow to play very intricately in a lot of the stories and events that are about to take place across the DCU," DiDio said.

Current Green Arrow co-writer Jackson Lanzing recently tweeted that he and co-writer Collin Kelly were originally hired to begin a long run on the title beginning with #48, but after writing half of issue #49 were told by DC editorial that their run (and the title) would be trunucated to end with #50.

"So because of that, it worked counter to the way the series was going and we didn't want to run in two seperate directions. So we're bringing one story to close and let this other chapter going," he continued. "But to be very frank with you, we will have another Green Arrow book. He's one of my favorite characters."

DiDio compared this to the recent relaunch of DC's Green Lantern titles with Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp's The Green Lantern.

"Every once in a while you need to do a reset. You saw that with Green Lanterns to The Green Lantern with Grant Morrison, so I feel that with Green Arrow we wanted to make moment to reset and make him part of the bigger DCU again then spin him out."

You can watch the full interview here as part of the latest DC Daily episode:

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