DC Showcase: Green Arrow
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Directed byJoaquim Dos Santos
Written byGreg Weisman
Based onGreen Arrow
by Mort Weisinger and George Papp
Produced byBobbie Page
Joaquim Dos Santos
StarringNeal McDonough
Malcolm McDowell
Ariel Winter
Steve Blum
Grey DeLisle
John DiMaggio
Music byBenjamin Wynn
Jeremy Zuckerman
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
  • September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
Running time
12 minutes

DC Showcase: Green Arrow is a 2010 short animated film, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and written by Greg Weisman, featuring Neal McDonough as Green Arrow, who must protect a young princess at an airport. The film, which was released on September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) as a bonus feature on the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD, was the third of the DC Showcase series and was included on the compilation DVD DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection in an extended version.[1] Issue 2 of the 2022 comic Young Justice: Targets, also written by Greg Weisman, establishes that this short is part of the Young Justice continuity.


Oliver Queen waits outside Star City international airport for the arrival of his girlfriend, Dinah. He is delayed in traffic due to the arrival of Princess Perdita.

Count Vertigo has hired Merlyn to assassinate Perdita, who is Vertigo's niece. Perdita will soon become queen of Vlatava following her father's assassination by her uncle. As Merlyn attacks his target, Queen discovers the plan and is forced to intervene as his alter ego Green Arrow. He dispatches several of Merlyn's henchmen before getting Perdita to a place of safety. He is forced to duel Merlyn himself, and defeats him.

Count Vertigo arrives and attempts to kill both the hero and Perdita himself, incapacitating them. Dinah, revealed to be Black Canary, arrives at that moment and knocks Count Vertigo unconscious with her sonic "Canary Cry". Afterwards, Arrow proposes marriage to Black Canary. Urged by a supportive Perdita, Dinah accepts Oliver's proposal and they share a passionate kiss.



  1. ^ Harvey, James (August 5, 2010). "Warner Home Video Unveils "DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection" Release". worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Neal McDonough: Green Arrow". comicscontinuum.com. June 8, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Harvey, James (September 24, 2010). "Main Cast, Crew Details For "DC Showcase: Green Arrow" Animated Short". worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved September 25, 2010.