Ultimate Guide to Green Arrow Collectibles

Ultimate Guide to Green Arrow Collectibles

Overview

1941 DC More Fun Comics 73He’s a young, playboy billionaire who spends his days running a company that employs a large number of the citizens he spends his evenings protecting whilst dressed in a costume and wearing a mask. He has an aversion to guns but is adept at using several fighting techniques and employing weapons that have long gone out of favor while often fighting alongside a teenaged sidekick.

Sound familiar? Obviously we’re talking about Green Arrow, the vigilante protector of Star City (or Seattle, depending on the continuity). Enjoying a renewed popularity that is unparalleled in his 75-year existence, we’re going to run through some of the best collectibles devoted to the Emerald Archer.

Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, made his comic debut in 1941 on the pages of More Fun Comics #73, two years after the similarly themed Batman. Armed with bow and arrow, Oliver Queen spends his nights fighting crime with the assistance of a crack team of tech masterminds. Although a popular character within the DC Universe, it took many years for Green Arrow to break into the consciousness of pop culture. However, since his appearance in the Superman-based Smallville series, he has enjoyed a great deal of popularity with television fans.

As DC expands its television universe, expect to see Oliver Queen and his archer alter ego grow in popularity and for his collectibles to mature in value. With an ever-growing cast of characters and spinoff shows, Green Arrow is poised to be the cornerstone of the televised continuity and, coupled with a well-written comic series, should remain in the public consciousness for years to come. With that in mind, peruse the many key Green Arrow collectibles using the tabs above.

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BRIGHTEST DAY GREEN ARROW No. 5-15 (5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15) Near Mint- 9.2
$15.00

Green Arrow Rebirth #1 2 different Rebirth one-shot covers! Never read!Plus #3-9
$24.99

REBIRTH: GREEN ARROW RB #1, # 1 THRU # 29
$18.75

Green Arrow '95 100 NM Foil cover Z1
$38.00

Green Arrow & Black Canary dc statue limited edition #0840 of 5200  
$180.00

GREEN ARROW #1 - 27 SET NEW 52 RUN 1ST PRINT LOT
$74.48

Green Arrow: Rebirth #1 2nd Print CBCS 9.8
$39.99

Green Arrow #1-11 New 52 lot
$35.00

Green Arrow and Black Canary 1-32, Green Arrow 1-15, Black Canary 1-4 MORE lot
$99.99

Harley's Little Black Book Superman Green Arrow Flash Justice League 47 BW VAR
$19.99

Green Arrow (2015) no. 36 ,37,38,39,40
$15.00

Green Arrow (2016) #1-25 cover A DC Rebirth
$79.99

Green Arrow (2016) #1-25 cover B DC Rebirth
$79.99

GREEN ARROW #12 & 13 NM+ (9.6) 1ST APPEARANCE ONOMATOPOEIA! KEVIN SMITH!
$23.86

GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1 ONE SHOT #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8,9,10 - 1st PRINTINGS 11
$37.99

DC Rebirth Green Arrow #1 - 12 Neal Adams Variants! 1st Printing! Never Read!
$47.49
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Comics

Green Arrow Comics

Green Arrow has appeared in DC publications in one form or another since 1941 but never had a title of his own until the 1980s. Prior to having a self-titled series, Green Arrow was included in comic books throughout the DCU. Collectors may enjoy tracking down every issue Green Arrow appeared in but, realistically, you will be sifting through 40 years worth of comics from dozens of titles including More Fun Comics, Adventure Comics, World’s Finest Comics, and Superboy.

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In the early 1970s, a series of stories ran in the issues of Green Lantern which teamed up the two heroes as they drove across America. The story wasn’t finished before the series was cancelled and was ultimately concluded in two issues of Flash. Until 1983, Green Arrow was relegated to back-up stories on several titles released by DC.

Green Arrow (Volume 1) was released in May of 1983 and served as a four-issue series. Volume 2, released four years later, covered 139 issues and Volume 3 totaled 75 more. Given the relatively low number of Green Arrow titles, the character is one of the more accessible options of his generation to collect. Hoever, as stated above, there are hundreds of other books featuring his stories under different monikers.

DC Justice League of America 75

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ADVENTURE COMICS #263 (1959) VG Aquaman Green Arrow SUPERBOY
$26.00

Brave and the Bold #50 - Green Arrow & Manhunter From Mars, Very Good Condition.
$25.50

Justice League Of America #53 F 6.0 Batman Superman Green Arrow Flash!
$19.99

Brave and the Bold 96,101,102,106, Batman Sgt. Rock,Teen Titans,Green Arrow
$70.00

ADVENTURE COMICS #240 1957 DC Comics SUPERBOY VG FN 5.0 Silver Age GREEN ARROW
$95.00

Adventure 263 (Lower-Grade) Superboy; Green Arrow; Aquaman; DC; 1959 (c#14445)
$14.50

Adventure 250 (Solid!) Superboy; Green Arrow; Aquaman; DC Comics; 1958 (c#14444)
$33.00

Adventure Comics #255 Green Arrow 1st Red Kryptonite 1958 (5.0) WH
$69.00

Adventure Comics #253 G 2.0 Superboy Meets Robin Green Arrow Aquaman!!
$36.99

WORLD'S FINEST #120 (DC 1961) Superman, Batman, Tommy Tomorrow, Green Arrow VG
$11.95

WORLD'S FINEST # 121 (DC, 1961) Batman, Green Arrow, Superman, Robin, Fine 6.0
$17.95

ADVENTURE #260 KEY ISSUE, ORIGIN AQUAMAN, SUPERBOY, GREEN ARROW, 1959!!
$99.99

Adventure Comics 254 VG- November 1958 silver age Superboy Green Arrow by Kirby
$15.00

Green Lantern #61 - Green Arrow Green Lantern - 1968 (Grade 5.5) WH
$19.00

World's Finest #178 F- 5.5 Superman Batman Green Arrow!
$14.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (1962) 15 ATOM GREEN ARROW AQUAMAN WONDER WOMAN FLASH
$80.00
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Trading Cards
As a comic book character, Green Arrow has never appeared in a solo trading card collection, although he has appeared in several DC-based sets. As a television character, though, there have been a few sets released, with more inevitable and some highly collectible cards already available.

Green Arrow Trading Cards

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DC Sets

The DC Universe has been the subject of dozens of trading card sets dating back to the 1940s with the original Superman set. Having been treated as an ancillary character for much of his history, Green Arrow has not been afforded a dedicated set of trading cards (that distinction is truly saved for Batman and Superman) but, as an early hero in the DC lineup, he has appeared in card sets throughout the decades.

Green Arrow cards can be found in the Impel Cosmic Cards (as Speedy), DC vs. Marvel, DC Master Series, Firepower, DC Legacy, Justice League of America Archives, Epic Battles, and Bloodline. He is also a prominent fixture on chase sets and recent card sets from Rittenhouse and Cryptozoic have sketch cards of Green Arrow mixed into their sets.

1994 Skybox DC Master Series 64 Green Arrow

Television Sets

As a television star, Green Arrow has made his way into several sets by Inkworks and Cryptozoic. Appearing first in Smallville sets, these cards include relics and autographs from Justin Hartley. There are also sets released for both of the first two seasons of Arrow, the television show based on the comic hero, with tons of autograph and relic cards to collect. Although, in this case, there are no actual Arrow autographs as Stephen Amell has not yet participated.

2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 Archers Insert

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Arrow season 3 factory sealed binder album with M24 exclusive card inside
$39.99

Arrow season 3 wardrobe insert card M24 of Ra's al Ghul - from Cryptozoic
$24.99

2015 Cryptozoic ARROW Season 1 COMPLETE 9-Card TRAINING Insert Set TR1-TR9
$23.46

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Arrow Season 1 Promo Card P2 Non Sport Birmingham Comic Con Exclusive #187 250
$63.99

ARROW Season 2 - SILVER FOIL Mini Master Set BINDER, CHASE, BASE, AUTOS + RELICS
$1,650.00

Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 Silver Foil Board Insert U1 Parallel 04 40
$19.99

2015 ARROW SEASON 2 WARDROBE CARD #M17 WILLA HOLLAND as THEA QUEEN
$17.00

SPEEDIES CARD c1930 MAJOR SEGRAVE GOLDEN ARROW DAYTONA CAR LAND SPEED RECORD
$39.16

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Arrow Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95
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Action Figures
Despite being a relatively unknown hero outside of the comic-reading community for the first two decades of his existence, Green Arrow was popular enough in the 1970s to get the action-figure treatment and he has been a regular among DC action figures ever since. If you’re looking to collect Green Arrow action figures, these are some of the highlights you should hit in your quest for a complete collection.

Green Arrow Figures

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Mego Toys

Mego Toys had several lines of action figures devoted to DC and Marvel characters. In 1975, as part of their Worlds Greatest Super Heroes line, Mego introduced an 8” Green Arrow figure that is now regarded among collectors as the best figure of the entire series thanks in large part to the excellent detail work. There are several variations both in costuming and packaging for this figure but even without packaging this is still a highly sought-after collectible. Be cautious of reissues of his figure, though.

Mego Toys DC Comics Green Arrow Action Figure

Kenner

Kenner included Green Arrow in the second wave of their Super Powers collection in 1984. The figures were repackaged several times and remained on store shelves well into the 1990s. In 1997, a completely redesigned Green Arrow figure was released in the Total Justice line and, in 1998, another redesign appeared in the JLA series. The value of Kenner action figures varies wildly but it is always a safe bet to go with the original if you find it in good condition and still in the packaging.

Kenner DC Comics Green Arrow Action Figure

DC Direct

DC Direct, and later DC Collectibles, have released several 7”-8” action figures since 1998. Series options include JLA, Comics Icons, Brightest Day, Hard Traveling Heroes, Identity Crisis, and The New 52, among others. Figures are sometimes issued to coincide with direct-to-video releases by the DC Animation studios. Figures associated with the popular television show Arrow are also released by DC Collectibles. Again, values on these figures vary a great deal so collectors are advised to keep an eye out for a deal. Also, be on the lookout for the Mad Magazine Green Arrow that has Alfred E. Neuman wearing the legendary green hood.

DC Comics Icons Series 1 Green Arrow

Mattel

If you’re bound to large retail toy stores to build your collection, you will no doubt find multiple Mattel figures from several different sets in various configurations. Green Arrow appears in many of these sets, including the Batman Collection, Infinite Heroes, and Justice League Unlimited. Figures from Mattel show up on online auctions fairly regularly and can be obtained, mint in box, for slightly above original retail value in many cases.

Mattel DC Comics Green Arrow Action Figure

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DC Direct Action Figure - Justice League America - Green Arrow
$25.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED MATTEL 3 FIG SET (BLACK CANARY, SUPERMAN, GREEN ARROW)
$23.86

History DC Universe 1 Green Arrow Action Figure DC Direct Toys
$23.70

RARE DC Direct Collectibles Oliver Queen Green Arrow statue from ARROW TV Show!
$40.00

DC JUSTICE LEAGUE ATOM GREEN ARROW UNLIMITED ANIMATED JLA MATTEL 10" FIGURE MIB
$39.99

2009 MATTEL DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS WAVE 9 FIGURE 7 GREEN ARROW 6" FIGURE MOC
$39.99

DC Direct MAD Mag Series 1 Alfred Neuman Green Arrow Just Us League 6" Figure 01
$19.55

GREEN ARROW DC UNIVERSE IDENTITY CRISIS Series 1 action figure DC Direct
$16.00

1985 Kenner Super Powers Green Arrow MINT!!!
$198.82

Mattel DC COMICS SUPERHEROES Justice League Unlimited 10" Green Arrow Figure
$22.00

DC Direct Heroes of the DC Universe: Green Arrow Bust Limited ED. #894 of 3000
$125.00

BATMAN UNLIMITED 12" ACTION FIGURE SERIES HIGHLY POSEABLE GREEN ARROW MATTEL
$19.99

2000-DC DIRECT -GREEN ARROW FIGURE-MISP MINT-NO BAR CODE -FREE SHIPPING EARLY
$34.00

Smallville Green Arrow action figure Series 2 by DC Direct worn cracked corners
$147.99

Vintage 1985 Kenner DC Super Powers Bio File Card - Green Arrow
$15.99

MATTEL JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED "THE FLASH,DR. FATE,GREEN ARROW" FIGURES! MIP!
$24.95
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Statues and Funko
If you’re anxious to have Green Arrow represented on your bookshelf but prefer your figures with a little less action, there are two great alternatives for you to collect. On the high-end side of things there are collectible statues and on the low-end side there are Funko figures designed with a more playful likeness. Below are highlights from each collection.

Green Arrow Statues and Funko Figures

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DC Direct and Kotobukiya Green Arrow Statues

DC Direct has released several high-end statues portraying the Green Arrow in various poses. These statues are limited in release but are fairly easy to find on the aftermarket. Because of their limited availability, prices almost never dip below retail and typically mature pretty quickly. Since Green Arrow is not the most popular action hero, there are fewer options to choose from than, say, Superman or Wonder Woman and the pieces that are available are of high quality and, sometimes, feature more than one character.

Kotobukiya figures, which are also limited, are typically a less expensive entry into action statue collecting and there are Green Arrow options at this price point as well.

DC Direct Green Arrow Statue

Funko Arrow and Green Arrow Figures

For significantly less of an investment but, possibly, significantly more fun, you may consider Funko as a great way to collect and decorate all in one shot. The Funko Pop! line includes figures designed in the style of the comic book as well as the CW television series. As is often the case, there are retail exclusives and variations to hunt down as you complete your collection. Because of the growing roster of characters on the Arrow show, you will find Funko figures of Black Canary, Deathstroke, and Felicity.

Funko also has a series of action figures — their ReAction line — designed around the television show characters. One would assume that the mass production of these figures, coupled with the fact that you can purchase them in many department or toy stores, would make them virtually worthless on the secondary market. However, those two factors actually contribute to their value and retired Green Arrow figures have sold on online auctions for over $300 on a regular basis. Do not dismiss these as simple toys and pick up some Arrow Funko today!

2015 Funko Pop Arrow 207 The Arrow

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Funko Dorbz Vinyl Figures - Arrow - SET OF 2 (Green Arrow & Speedy) - New in Box
$24.89

LOT OF 2 Funko ReAction CW's Arrow - Green Arrow + Dark Archer DC Comics
$22.49

Funko Pop! Heroes DC Universe Green Arrow #15 Vaulted
$570.00

CRAZY TOYS DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES GREEN ARROW 10" PVC FIGURE STATUE NIB
$52.27

Green Arrow Kotobukiya ArtFx Arrow CW Arrow-verse 1 10 Scale Statue
$74.99

Arrow Masked Green Arrow Variant ReAction 3 3 4-Inch Retro Figure Funko Chase
$31.08

Funko Green Arrow & Black Canary 2-Pack (2017 Spring Exclusive ECCC) Dorbz
$18.00

Green Arrow & Black Canary dc statue limited edition #0840 of 5200  
$180.00

ECCC Exclusive 2017 Funko Dorbz Green Arrow & Black Canary 2 pack
$35.99

DC Collectibles Designer Series Green Arrow Black Canary Statue By Cliff Chiang
$199.99

DC Collectibles Green Arrow & Black Canary Statue
$190.84

RARE DC Direct Collectibles Oliver Queen Green Arrow statue from ARROW TV Show!
$40.00

Green Arrow & Black Canary DC Comics Designer Series Collectibles Statue 13.25"
$136.00

Green Arrow - DC Cover Girls Black Canary 10" Statue
$140.92

Kotobukiya GREEN ARROW - ARTFX+ Statue New 52 DC Comics
$79.95

Stephen Amell Signed The Arrow Funko Pop (PSA DNA AA57895, Green Arrow)
$169.99
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