- For the character this comic book series is based around, see Malcolm Merlyn.
Arrow: The Dark Archer is a comic book series set between the the third and fourth seasons of . The series consists of twelve chapters and were released digitally bi-weekly starting January 13, 2016 until June 15, 2016. The story was collected and released in single print edition on August 31, 2016.
Written by Barrowman and his sister Carole, Arrow: The Dark Archer, is set between the third and fourth seasons of the TV series, but also reveals what Malcolm was up to before he became the Dark Archer, the nemesis to Oliver Queen early in the series.
Part One — The Fall of Malcolm Merlyn
Part Two — The Rise of Arthur King
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Part Three — Malcolm Merlyn Unbound
- This comic is the canonical backstory of Malcolm Merlyn, but it contradicts the chronology of the series. The storyline chronicling Malcolm's past before he met his wife Rebecca is said to happen in 1985. However, this is impossible since Malcolm and Rebecca's son, Tommy, was born on February in 1985. Furthermore, Lourdes was revealed to be Ra's al Ghul's former concubine and the mother of Nyssa al Ghul, who was born on May 10, 1985. However, in the case of Nyssa's date of birth there are two possibilities for this:
- If we assume that the conception of Saracon took place at the very beginning of 1985, then after Lourdes was bitten by snow leopards in Ashkiri temple, her pregnancy became magical and the development of the fetus reduced from a few months to a few days. After that, Ra's al Ghul could immediately impregnate Lourdes with their daughter Nyssa, who could be born prematurely, in the fifth month of pregnancy. This is indirectly indicated by Lourdes' words that Nyssa was born sickly infant.
- The passport, which Nyssa used to flied to Starling City's airport for the first time, could have been a fake. Thus, the date of birth indicated there could be fake too.
- At the beginning of the comic, the eyes of Lourdes and Saracon were brown, but by the middle of the story they were painted blue.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Secret Past of Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn Revealed in New DC Comics Series - TV Insider
- ↑ ARROW: THE DARK ARCHER - DC
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