The incredible creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock (THE LOSERS) rejoin to tell the definitive origin of the Emerald Archer! Oliver Queen is a frivolous playboy with little care for anyone or anything — apparently even himself. But when he's double-crossed and marooned on a desert island he finds that he does care about something... justice!
Oliver Queen is a rich playboy. He has hired security, a man named Hackett, who takes him on thrills (trekking through the Arctic for example) but makes sure he doesn't die. Oliver is, on the advice of Hackett, investing $14,000,000 in "a luxury resort in Fiji" being built by Chien Na-Wei. At a charity event Oliver buys a Howard Hill bow. Oliver, after making a fool of himself, decides to join Hackett on the yacht to the luxury resort. While on the yacht Hackett reveals that there is no resort, and, after beating Oliver up, throws him overboard after he thinks he has killed Oliver.