DC recently announced that actor John Barrowman is set to join forces with his sister, Carole Barrowman to pen a brand new digital-first series which will deliver the origin story of Malcolm Merlyn.
ARROW: THE DARK ARCHER is set between the third and fourth seasons of the hit CW television series, and sees the sins of the past come back to haunt the newly appointed Ra’s Al Ghul.
Speaking with tvinsider.com about the announcement, Barrowman said “It’s Malcolm’s backstory. It opens between Seasons 3 and 4 of the TV show and then we flashback. Readers will learn about a younger Malcolm and how his past is… well, killing him.”
His sister Carole added “Let’s just say that Malcolm has had at least one other identity and his slightly vague and sinister past gave us lots of creative room to play around in.”
The artwork for the series will be provided by Daniel Sampere, with Carole saying “Daniel has captured John’s likeness as Malcolm right down to John’s cleft chin. The action scenes have so much energy and movement.”
Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday, Jan. 13 (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus).