Media Release — DC Entertainment and comic book retailers across America have deemed Wednesday, October 10 “Arrow Day” to celebrate the arrival of Warner Bros. Television’s highly anticipated new show ARROW, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Fans who visit their local comic book retailer on October 10 will receive a free ARROW #1 SPECIAL EDITION custom comic book that is the perfect companion for the show’s premiere that night.
The ARROW #1 SPECIAL EDITION offers a past and present glimpse of hotshot billionaire Oliver Queen. And as an added bonus, readers will get a six-page preview of GREEN ARROW #0, highlighting the DC Comics character who inspired the new show. In addition to the free comic, DC Entertainment is also providing comic retailers with ARROW promotional posters and bags.
“ARROW is one of the most highly-anticipated new shows premiering this fall and when you combine that with enthusiasm from comic book fans who now get to see one of their favorite Super Heroes on TV – there’s a lot of excitement comic book retailers can tap into,” stated DC Entertainment Vice President of Marketing, John Cunningham. “We’re thrilled to bring ‘Arrow Day’ to fans across the country.”
In addition to the free custom comic available at comic book retailers, on October 10 fans can also download the first chapter of the new ARROW digital comic book series written by show Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Legendary GREEN ARROW comic book writer and artist Mike Grell is on board to draw the first two covers, and Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez have been tapped to do artwork in subsequent chapters. The weekly series will also be collected in print with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue starting on November 28.
The ARROW premiere celebration doesn’t end on October 10. ARROW will be present at New York Comic Con in a big way, with a special video presentation and cast/producer Q&A in the IGN Theater on Sunday, October 14 at 11am. The panel will be followed by a signing at the DC Entertainment booth #1238 at 12:30pm.
About the Show:
From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action TV series Arrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.