Today’s SaD is Connor Hawke, the son of Oliver Queen and the second Green Arrow.
This guys was a big deal to me when I was eighteen or so. His book had a world-spanning adventure vibe that reminded of seventies action flicks. He went all over the place and fought terrorists and drug dealers and entered into martial arts tournaments.
Connor was exactly the right kind of legacy character in that he felt connected to the past but also added a new and different dimension to the name. Imagine if Ollie’s son was Bruce Lee, and you’ll get a really basic feel for who Connor was.
This one took about… an hour and a half? I spread it out over two quick dashes of drawing before and during work. I’m happy with the layout, but this is another drawing that I’d love to take a second shot at and draw better. Doing all of these in an hour and change is fun, but sometimes it’s heartbreaking. Getting some good reference and taking my time with it would be fantastic.
Next up, another worldly adventurer!
I think those two totally should hang out together ^__^ They could train in archery, fight bad guys and discuss their neglecting
The way I remember it is this: we’d created a character who was very young and naïve, sexually, younger emotionally than his chronological age would have indicated, and who was at least a bit unsure of his own sexual identity. So my recollection is that we were going to have Kyle ask Connor if he was gay, and Connor was going to respond by very casually and very earnestly kissing Kyle, much to Kyle’s surprise, before deciding that, no, he must be straight after all. But that idea was nixed right quick by those up above.
… huh. That’s not at all what I’d expected, but it is interesting. Thank you!
Green Arrow #120, May 1997
I’d be willing to give this kid a Kid Robin Hood series. Or maybe he can play Connor Hawke in like… 10 years.
when in the name of ollie’s ridiculous beard did this blog get 153 followers
[From Green Arrow #110 (1996), by Chuck Dixon]
These two dorks, I swear.
Panel One: Connor Hawke and Kyle Rayner, throwing all attempts at subtlety to the wind, speed down the street in full superhero grab, riding inside a hard light construct shaped like a strange-looking car.
Connor: Which was why I have to wonder why your father’s here.
Kyle: Wish I had an answer for you, but I know zip about the man, Connor. That’s the reason for this little roadtrip,remember?
Panel Two: A close-up of Connor and Kyle in the car, Kyle driving while Connor stares off into the distance.
Kyle: Your pal Eddie Fyers found out more in twenty-four hours than I’ve heard in almost twenty years. My dad lives in Desolation, or so we’re told by the folks at his last known address. It is possible that this town isn’t the same as when Queen and Jordan last saw it.
Panel Three: A front shot of Kyle and Connor, who stare at something behind the readers with shock.
Connor: You could be right, Kyle.
Feat: Deflect Arrows [General]
You must have at least one hand free (holding nothing) to use this feat. Once per round when you would normally be hit with a ranged weapon, you may deflect it so that you take no damage from it. You must be aware of the attack and not flat-footed.
Attempting to deflect a ranged weapon doesn’t count as an action. Unusually massive ranged weapons and ranged attacks generated by spell effects can’t be deflected.
A monk may select Deflect Arrows as a bonus feat at 2nd level, even if she does not meet the prerequisites.
Feat: Snatch Arrows [General]
When using the Deflect Arrows feat you may catch the weapon instead of just deflecting it. Thrown weapons can immediately be thrown back at the original attacker (even though it isn’t your turn) or kept for later use.
Green Arrow #92 (1994), featuring:
Connor Hawke, in a pathetically obvious attempt to prevent Ollie from realizing he’s his son, and Oliver Queen, proving that obliviousness is in fact genetic.
(And yes, the picture here is of course of Connor’s mother and Ollie together)
Panel One: Oliver Queen, completely bald, stands up from his seat in a nice-looking living room. Connor Hawke, also bald, sits behind him, looking alarmed.
Panel Two: Connor stands, hastily interrupting Ollie before he can open the door.
Connor: You sit down — I’ll get it. Mom keeps it pretty messy in there — you could look for weeks and not fing anything.
Panel Three: A shot viewed from inside the closet, which is very enatly organized. Connor kneels down.
Ollie: (offscreen) Yeah? She seems ot keep the rest of the house pretty neat.
Connor: Well, you’d be surprised.
Panel Four: Same view, only Connor stands, holding a baseball cap in one hand and a picture frame in another. He looks sad.
Panel Five: A close-up of Connor’s face. He is still holding the picture, but looks behind him.
Ollie: (offscreen) So what does she look like? Your mom. I didn’t see any pictures of her.
Connor: She… uhh…
Panel Six: Connor turns around, holding up the baseball cap and giving a “please believe me” smile. Ollie holds a phone in hand, completely lacking in any suspicion.
Connor: She doesn’t like having her picture taken.
Ollie: Me, neither. Hey, you feel like pizza?}
It can be found at this link.
In order, the issues are:
And finally, the grand Connor vs. Shiva fight in Green Arrow #135 (1998).
Comixology’s color updating continues to suck, but I still recommend getting these issues. Connor’s pretty great, and Connor vs. Shiva is an excellent fight. Also, this one of the few times that issues from Connor Hawke’s solo Green Arrow run have been uploaded, and him with his proper skin tone to boot - in some of the issues, anyway.