Arrow's Batcave Version Gives Batman's Loot a New Look

Green Arrow's gear and hideouts are often seen as Batman copycats - but there's a major difference in their cave-decorating style.

The Batcave is one of the most iconic parts of the Batman comics, but Green Arrow has his own version, too. Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 features Arrow-Cave and showcases an interesting difference between the two heroes' decorating habits. Batman showed off loot from his past cases and a Bat-Family uniform, while Arrow showed off life-size models of friends and foes.

Arrow's hideout, Arrow Cave (Arrow-Cave) first appeared in 1941 in More Fun Comics by Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Mort Weisinger, George Papp, Bernard Baily, Howard Sherman# 73, Paul Norris, Ed Moore and Chad Grosskopf. Like Batman, this version was described early on as simply an underground tunnel connected to Oliver Queen's apartment - providing access to the Arrowplane, Green Arrow, and Speedy cars. This space is also known as the bunker. Later iterations of both Batman's and Green Arrow's hideouts developed into full caves.

The creative team behind Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 was Jeff Johns, Todd Nock, Matt Holmes, Rob Leigh, Andrew Marino, Katie Cubert and Mary Jarvans composition. Stargirl enters Arrowcave with Emiko in search of missing Golden Age teenage heroes Queen. Inside, DC fans get a good look at a cavern that's similar to Batman's hideout, but also showcases one of the biggest differences: not just friends and foes, but a life-size model of Green Arrow himself.

Green Arrow is Curating His Own Comic History

Like Batman, Oliver Quinn is known for preserving his adventures. In his More Fun Comics #73 debut, the Emerald Archer places an item in a trophy box in his apartment instead of in the Arrowcave. Statues include Black Canary and Green Lantern (played by Hal Jordan), as well as the Victorious Seven. Several of Arrow's costumes are also housed in a glass case, similar to how Batman displays his sidekicks. Instead, however, only the debut Speedy can be seen here. Emiko says Roy and Oliver don't get along very much, but she doesn't even appear as a well-known figure in the hideout.

The Arrow's old team, World Arrowmen, although only six members were present, made up about half of the team's actual membership. Another notable member is Miss Arrowette, one of Arrow's failed sidekicks and ex-brief - girlfriend. A separate set of statues includes Arrow's rogues' gallery, including major villains like Clock King, Count Vertigo, and Merlin. There are also lesser-known villains such as the ape-shooter Bonzo, Bulls-Eye, Crimson Archer, Rainbow Archer, Red Dart, and Spider. Pair these figures from Arrow's past with the map of the island that shaped his character, and it's quite possibly one of the best documents in Arrow comic history. However, it's one of his own designs, and it's severely lacking in some ways, as Emiko wasn't included in Famous People - Good and Evil.

Batman's Cave features a giant T-Rex, a very large penny, and a Joker card. The Dark Knight was also lost in thought as he looked at the Robin outfits of former costars like Dick Grayson and Jason Todd. However, clothing and objects tend to be the scope of his main collections and memorabilia. After all, the Batcave is for work, not memories. Arrow's approach is less a hideout than a museum chronicling his adventures as a practical training ground or base of operations. Green Arrow's Arrow Cave is very impressive, but it doesn't have the same sense of utility and efficiency as Batman's Bat-Cave.

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