:qotd: Every once in a while I think about getting into Green Arrow because I have some interest in archery and had that as a hobby for a while, plus I love Robin Hood stories and I liked Green Arrow in Justice League cartoon, but then I see the cover and find that the artist couldn't even be bothered to put the arrow on the correct side of the bow (or the bowstring on the correct side of the arm), and it doesn't really instill any confidence in the comic.
That is funny. It is like whenever a tv show plot (like CSI or something) involves comic books you just know it is going to be painful and have all these ridiculous ideas about comics and comic people. If the plot is about something that you know nothing about, you don't have to worry about the sloppy details, but if it is something you love, all the mistakes are horrible and glaring.
It would be advantageous to have someone drawing Green Arrow who knew how a bow worked though.
Yeah whenever there is some kind of special interest in a show that is has something else as a main focus, I pretty much expect they are going to be rather mistaken about it, but usually I cut them some slack because it isn't their main focus. Although I think it mas more to do with who the target audience is. So like those crime shows have a pretty general audience and it's mostly safe for the writers to assume they won't have too many experts on any given topic watching the show (or they won't care, like my mom the biochemist who watches all those shows and just doesn't pay attention to the science parts). But then there's a show like Chuck, which appeals to a certain nerdier crowd. I think most of the time they do a good job of this, like even getting all the Call of Duty games straight and using appropriate gamer slang, but once in the last season they made A Song of Ice and Fire reference which I knew wasn't right (among other things, I sadly know all the covers for A Game of Thrones and the book Chuck was holding did not have one of those). So ever since then I've been wondering how many other times they made some nerdy joke or reference that was actually wrong but I just didn't know because it wasn't my particular nerd-dom.
But, this is all different from Green Arrow, which should be pretty obvious to anyone that it would appeal to archers and archery fans, who would generally know if you get major aspects of shooting an arrow wrong. I wonder if anyone who's ever drawn an Aquaman story has decided they don't need to know anything about how fish look. (Although I don't even know if Aquaman has his own book right now, and even so my guess is there is less crossover between oceanographers and comic fans than archers and comic fans.)