After making an impact with nerds at large as Doctor Who’s and Torchwood’s xeno-amorous time-traveling captain, Captain Jack (known to time-normies as John Barrowman) has taken on the mantle of Arrow’s nemesis, Dark Archer. For the non-die-hard Green Arrow fans out there, Dark Archer (AKA Malcom Merlyn) was Oliver Queen’s arch nemesis. Originally going by the stage name “Merlyn The Magician”, the trickster won his very first bout against Oliver Queen in Justice League Of America #94 in the olden days of November 1971. Since then, Malcom Merlyn has switched careers constantly, joining the League of Assassins, working as a soul-bound unpaid intern in service to the demon Nero, and competing in the Olympics with the Zandian National team.
This incarnation promises a brand new twist however, as according to a recent statement by John Barrowman, he is preparing to launch a series tie-in limited comic book series, titled Arrow: The Dark Archer (more…)