Arrow Flynn

03 Feb


Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Stan Lee`s adoration of our Hollywood hero has been more than once the topic here on the blog. See:…

But also Marvel rival DC Comics came up with a character resembling Errol and upped the ante with incorporating some fine Flynn storyline into the birth of superhero The Green Arrow.

Billionaire businessman Oliver “Ollie” Reed fights crime in the streets of his hometown Star City. Dressed like Sir Locksley, he is a marksman with bow and an array of arrows.

Now here Errol Flynn kicks in. The bow is regaled to Reed by none other than Howard Hill, who says it`s the original one he used for the film “The Adventures of Robin Hood”.

When illustrator Neal Adams did a makeover of Green Arrow in the Sixties, the archer looked more errolesque than ever.


A sure hit- can`t miss concept if you ask me.


— shangheinz


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    February 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Marvel-ous, adventureheinz. more high marksmanship marks for your always fascinating right on the mark with this new, up-Hill flynnformation.

    Oliver Reed was less green in the Black Arrow.…


    • shangheinz

      February 3, 2017 at 11:22 am


      Blog beauty lies in the bulleye of the beholder, Stevenson Tim. The influences on archer adventures were manifold, but Flynn was almost always in. Yet Errol in reverse would have used some twist and turns of the Burt Lancaster vehicle “The flame and the arrow” shown above, in his “Story of William Tell”:…

  2. Gentleman Tim

    February 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Flynnspired indeed:



    • shangheinz

      February 3, 2017 at 11:35 am


      Enter Fleen Aquaman.

  3. twinarchers

    February 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I have seen interviews with Lee in which he said Errol was his hero.

    • shangheinz

      February 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Yes Twains, for Stan he was “Da Man”. And as one can count on a cameo of Lee in any Marvel superhero movie, there are occassional references to Errol Flynn in them as well!

  4. shangheinz

    February 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Marvel-ous Flynn is in Ant- Man, mentioned at the very last moment in that great heist scene:…

  5. shangheinz

    February 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm


    The roots of Robin in Green Errol…