Green Arrow and the Flash: 1983: The Rainbow Connection, Prologue: Stories of Barry Allen

by HarveyKent

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“And after I explained to her the irresponsibility of her actions, Queen Tatiana saw the error of her ways,” J’onn J’onzz said. “I don’t know how sincere she was in her regret, but we haven’t seen any more android creations from her planet.” (*)

[(*) Editor’s note: See “Raid of the Mutant Marauders,” The Brave and the Bold #56 (October-November, 1964).]

“That story always cracks me up,” Green Arrow said. “Especially when the thing turned into half-Batman, half-me!”

“In those days,” Hawkman pointed out, “you were more than half-Batman already.”

“Har-de-shut up-har, buzzard beak,” Green Arrow shot back.

The Flash laughed as he reached for the bowl of potato chips. “This is great, you guys,” Wally West said to his Justice League comrades. “Uncle Barry would have loved it.”

“It was Ralph’s idea,” Superman pointed out. “And a very good one, too.”

“I guess I knew Barry as well as anyone here,” said Ralph Dibny, the world-famous Elongated Man. “I figured it’d be a nice thing to do on the anniversary of his… sacrifice, to remember him by telling stories of our adventures with him. I think he’d have appreciated it.”

“Who’s next?” Zatanna asked. “I’m dying to hear the next one!”

“I’ll go next,” Green Arrow offered, opening another can of cola. “This one took place just a few years ago, during those crazy few months after I quit the League in a huff.” (*)

[(*) Editor’s note: See “The Stellar Crimes of the Star-Tsar,” Justice League of America #181 (August, 1980).]

“Those were the days,” Hawkman sighed.

“Ace archer zero, feather-duster two,” Green Arrow quipped. “Now can I get on with it?” Hawkman smiled and turned his palms upward. “Thank you. It all started…”

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