In a crossover event worthy of the CW itself, the Bellwether Friends, Anna & Alene, joined us to discuss the Arrow tie-in graphic novel The Dark Archer, written by Kait’s nemesis John Barrowman (and Carole Barrowman) with art by Daniel Sampere & Juan Albarran. Are you fan of the CW’s Arrow? Well, too bad, because this comic contains none of the characters you love from that show, only John Barrowman. Alternately, have you never seen Arrow? Don’t worry, neither has Kait, and she understood this comic just as well as everyone else did. (None of us understood this comic at all because it’s extremely convoluted.)
Spoiler warning: This episode contains some spoilers for previous seasons of Arrow, except not really because Renata cannot reliably remember anything that actually ever happened on that show.
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: Arrow Wiki page for Malcolm Merlyn
Arrow Wiki page for Nanda Parbat
Podcast-strology: WBS’s Compatibility with Bellwether Friends
Dramatic Reading Panels: (click to embiggen)
That Sideboob Tho
Renata’s Future Tattoo
Candy pairing: Alene says bulk chocolate fake M&Ms, Anna says a Choco Taco, Kait says Cool Ranch Doritos, Renata says a jawbreaker with a gummy dino.
Coming up next: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
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