With their high profiles in the movies and on the CW, respectively, Hawkeye and Green Arrow may have finally cracked the upper echelons of comics (at least in the public perception.)  Of course, that has led to endless discussion about whether their medieval weapons are meaningful, whether Hawkeye actually did anything in ‘The Avengers’ and, of course, the bon mots about the boxing glove arrow.  My question is much more prosaic: Given their terrible track record in relationships, which errant blond bowman takes hits the best boyfriend bullseye, leading to today’s fletchery query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still maintains that the boxing glove arrow, while aerodynamically suspect, is wonderfully creative and would be combat-effective, asking: Which archer makes the best boyfriend: Hawkeye or Green Arrow?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. the mark
    May 17, 2017 at 11:28 am — Reply

    come on Clint can get girls into bed easy but be he can’t keep them ever… Ollie is a tool and BC keeps coming back to him. so Ollie.

  2. May 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    Both are kinda bad, but at least Oliver can actually keep his act together long enough to have a relationship.

  3. Daniel Langsdale
    May 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    Green Arrow. You can’t tie down a Carny, and would be a fool to try.

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