After I got over my initial
and watched the show I found that the show has a lot going for it. It’s not Christopher Nolan’s Batman, but it’s not The Cape either. There is a great deal of Green Arrow and DC comic lore hidden in the story and characters just waiting to be told.
Another villain is going to appear on Arrow early next year, Count Vertigo. It isn’t clear if the character will retain the name, but word is that a new designer drug called Vertigo will start to flood Starling City. It doesn’t take a genius to see a clear connection between Oliver’s sister, nick-named “Speedy” who has her own drug problem much like the comic book version sidekick had.
The best bet out there at the moment is that Torchwood’s John Barrowman who is listed as “The Well-Dressed Man” will turn out to be the series’ new take on Vertigo. WHo knows, it could happen, Vertigo is described as, “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date… He will be truly scary and nightmarish.” If Vertigo is to be the biggest bad guy then the role should be filled by someone like Barrowman.
You can catch Arrow Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW.