Comics, TV

New Arrow Feature Manages to Not Mention Green Arrow, DC or Comics Once

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Okay, that’s a lie; someone does actually say that Arrow has “comic book origins” once near the end of this three-minute featurette on the CW’s new superhero show. But if you had no idea that Arrow was based on Green Arrow, the long-running comic published by DC, you would never find out from this video, which seems to be to be… unfortunate. Moreover, listen to what everybody says in this thing, and then think about how many of sentences could easily have been replaced with “Pretty much like Batman.” I’d say the video would last no more than a minute, tops, don’t you think? (Via Nerd Bastards)

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