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John Barrowman to Write Digital Series Based on His 'Arrow' Character

The man who plays Malcolm Merlyn will be writing a new digital first series.

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DC announced today in a press release that a new digital-first series is coming to the DC Comics app on Wednesday, January 13.

Actor John Barrowman, who plays Malcolm Merlyn on CW's Arrow, will join his sister, Carole Barrowman, for a story about Malcolm that takes place in between seasons three and four of the CW hit.

From CW’s Arrow, actor John Barrowman is adding a pen to his quiver, joining creative forces with his sister Carole Barrowman (HOLLOW EARTH) to deliver the origin story of the very character he plays on TV! As Malcolm Merlyn settles into his new role as Ra’s Al Ghul—the leader of The League of Assassins, the sins of his past have come back to haunt him.

ARROW: THE DARK ARCHER is set between the third and fourth seasons of the TV series, and also reveals what Malcolm was up to before he became the Dark Archer, the nemesis to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) early in the series.

ARROW: THE DARK ARCHER will be released digitally on Wednesday, January 13.

DC also revealed a page from the upcoming book featuring art from Daniel Sampere.

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