Get A Good Look At The Mask In New Promo Photos From ARROW's Midseason Premiere

The CW have released a dozen new images from Arrow's midseason premiere ("Blast Radius"), and they offer up a great look at the mask designed for Oliver Queen by Barry Allen as well as offering a few hints as to what we should expect from the small screen debut of Shrapnel!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/2/2014
ARROW HUNTS DOWN SHRAPNEL — Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood’s (guest star Kevin Alejandro) “Unity Rally” and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) continues to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland) but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) partner. After Donner (guest Star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow (Stephen Amell) for help. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu.
























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TheRealistStarLord - 1/2/2014, 11:05 AM
The mask didnt do much, cuz it looks the same...
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/2/2014, 11:06 AM
They have to get a better looking domino mask. Where my boxing glove at?
comicbookjerk - 1/2/2014, 11:12 AM
Anyone notice that when he first put the mask on....EYELINER and MAKEUP.. magically appeared? Am i the only one who was left confused? Does the mask produce face paint to?
ALmazing - 1/2/2014, 11:14 AM
Nice, now if they could just call him Green Arrow and change that stupid voice box.
quasi95 - 1/2/2014, 11:16 AM
comicbookjerk

you're not the only one pal. It was actually a huge laugh for me.
DrunkenNukem - 1/2/2014, 11:19 AM
jan 15!!! come here already...
NightWatcher - 1/2/2014, 11:23 AM
TheJokerMask - 1/2/2014, 11:25 AM
comicbookjerk
It's the same magical eyeliner from Batman Returns, appear and disappear when you take on or take off your mask.

GliderMan - 1/2/2014, 11:26 AM
Yeah looks the same.. Totally obvious it's Oliver.
Nomis - 1/2/2014, 11:28 AM
Nice nod to his look in the comics.

JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:30 AM
Well Arrow and Bucky now have one thing in common!
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:32 AM
Yup characters like GL and Green Arrow always made me chuckle knowing that you can still recognize them with the mask on. Oh wait your right it is comic book character based on fiction.
DC4everLantern - 1/2/2014, 11:33 AM
I think i like the make-up Version more. But the mask is good too.
ManDeth - 1/2/2014, 11:33 AM
@comicbookjerk @TheJokerMask The makeup also disappeared from Bale's face in TDKR after he removed the mask in the cave.
Its a shitty leftover that began in Burton's Batman. Its annoying and stupid.
CaptShipwreck - 1/2/2014, 11:33 AM
With all the love arrow gets on this site I'm shocked we don't have a close up look at arrow's cock instead
thewonderer - 1/2/2014, 11:34 AM
Jesus, you people cried more a mask, he gets one, and you still cry?

Green Arrows comic outfit rarely lent itself to good security, so why scrutinize it here? We take for granted the darkness of real atmosphere because of the lighting of the show.

This show is incredible, cannot wait for more
Nomis - 1/2/2014, 11:35 AM
But I still don't wear as much paint on my face as Gusto ;)

JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:40 AM
@ CaptShipwreck

HUH! I did not think you could handle more than one cock since you are always sucking on Marvels all the time.
AlternateNo4 - 1/2/2014, 11:40 AM
um... does it not seem like he's letting the beard grow in a bit?
AlternateNo4 - 1/2/2014, 11:41 AM
@joemomma that was pretty good haha
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:41 AM
This is why Arrow gets so much love on this site!

'Arrow' GIFs: 10 reasons why it's the best show on TV



"Arrow" may just be the best show on television right now.

Only in Season 2, "Arrow" has done nothing but improve ever since it premiered in the fall of 2012. And it's not like it was a bad show then either. Now "Arrow" is readying a spinoff and has become one of the single best dramas on television today.

Here are 10 reasons why "Arrow" is on top.

1. Drama, comedy, suspense, romance and action are tied up in one neat little package.

It's safe to say that "Arrow" has something for anyone. With witty lines -- and characters like Felicity -- there's always a laugh. The stunt-work may be the best television has ever seen. Deaths are sad and meaningful, while the main protagonist is a seriously disturbed man.

What more could you ask for?



2. It's always entertaining.

When people talk about the great dramas of cable television, they occasionally have to add a caveat about how slow the story can be. "Arrow" does not have this problem. The action moves at a lightning pace while still telling a strong story.



3. No show has better characters.

This reason could be based on Felicity Smoak alone, should that become necessary. She's amazing. But she is not alone. From island residents (like Shado and Slade) to the Queen family to villainous types (Malcolm Merlyn anyone?), every character on "Arrow" becomes someone we can care about.



4. "Arrow" plays to its strengths.

"Arrow" stars a handsome, charismatic young man with a beautiful body. And the show reminds us of this regularly. Actors on the show -- even those who popped in unexpectedly (like Felicity or this season's Sin) -- are highlighted when they show promise. For stories and guest characters, "Arrow" pulls from the incredibly rich story mine of the DC Comics world.



5. Olicity

There are plenty of great relationships on TV, but Olicity is the stuff of 'shipping legend. Consider this: Oliver has had a ready-made love interest in Laurel Lance and a string of beautiful (if dangerous) women wanting to date him. Felicity was supposed to be a one-episode bit part with virtually no interaction with the star. Now, the world regularly begs for them to get together.



6. It transcends the typical CW fare.

Sure, "Arrow" has the beautiful people expected of any show on The CW. But there's more to it than that. Although certainly a draw for younger viewers, there's no reason why a more mature audience can't get in on the action. Oliver, after all, is a world-weary man and not a silly young boy. Diggle is mature and boasts a long military career in his past. Even Moira Queen -- the matriarch of her dysfunctional family -- gets real drama.

This is The CW for people who never watched The CW.



7. "Arrow" is more than just a live-action comic book.

If you knew nothing of DC comics or the history of the Green Arrow, you could still love "Arrow." The characters and situations feel real and aren't just good-vs.-evil archetypes. Each person and story gets explored as richly as possible before the drama moves on.

Can "Agents of SHIELD" say the same?



8. The show started a trend.

Until "Arrow" came on the scene in 2012, comic book and superhero adaptations were a movie thing. No one really expected greatness on the small screen. That's all changed in the past year. "Agents of SHIELD" has been a hit (ratings-wise, if not critically). Netflix has plans for half a dozen new comic series. "Arrow" itself may be getting a spinoff.

Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.



9. Barry Allen -- and all that he represents

In the 8th episode of Season 2, "Arrow" introduced the world to Barry Allen. One day, this young man will be the Flash. But now he's just an eager scientist looking to lend a helping hand. Whether or not there's a "Flash" spinoff on The CW next year, Barry Allen is yet another strong supporting player in the full "Arrow" world. This is not a world limited by its stars but rather a universe that can expand infinitely.



10. "Arrow" may just be the greatest superhero TV series of all time.

While there's an argument to be made for "The Walking Dead" as a contender for top graphics-based show, "Arrow" has a strong lead in the superhero department. Shows from "Agents of SHIELD" back to "Superman" have their charms, but "Arrow" could very well be the best.



JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:42 AM
@ AlternateNo4

Nice catch it does look like he is little his beard grow in a bit. Though I do hope they try to keep it short, to me that is a dead give away.
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 11:44 AM
Wow until Nomis came along I never thought there would be a brother in Goth!

Spidey10 - 1/2/2014, 11:50 AM
HUH! I did not think you could handle more than one cock since you are always sucking on Marvels all the time.

Damn Joe what did Nas say

"That ether that make ya soul burn slow"

lol
MarvelousAgentX - 1/2/2014, 11:51 AM
@Joemama

As for Arrow being the best show on TV, I say, come on man. Here is a list of shows that I saw posted.

Downton Abbey
Scandal
Walking Dead
Justified
Orphan Black
Broadchurch
The Returned
American Horror Story: Coven
The Amerikans
Sherlock
Luther
Game of Thrones
Boardwalk Empire
Shameless
House of Cards
Vikings
Hannibal

I would add Dr.Who, Banshee, Strike Back and Hemlock Grove. Arrow is good but not nearly the best.
Arrowhead77 - 1/2/2014, 11:51 AM
Love the mask!! People love to complain...No mask, stupid face paint, now people want a different mask. Just shut up whiners!! Also, the paint under the mask happens with most superheros. Suspension of belief (I think it is called) when it magically appears. I dont have a problem with it. Looks better with it on under the mask.
Nomis - 1/2/2014, 11:56 AM
@ joe - Actually, AfroGoth been around for a while now.



it got a fresh start with the ressurance of the Afro punk movement of the early 2000s.

when I was a teen we called it "punk funk" Brothers.
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 12:00 PM
@ Marvelous X

That is from a news article, anyways it is one of the best show on Television. A lot of those shows you listed are on Cable networks those are a totally different breed.
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 12:01 PM
@ Spidery

Well Captshipwreck keeps setting them and I will keep knocking them down.
FerFogs - 1/2/2014, 12:03 PM
I still don't like live-action Domino masks.
Interestein - 1/2/2014, 12:04 PM
Looks fantastic.
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 12:04 PM
The mask is awesome, and yeah I will not sit here and argue how you can still recognize him etc....... I agree but it is a fictional show.

Also I cracked up how the other fans knocked Oliver for the war paint he used but as soon as Becky from Cap2 was is wearing it not a whisper.....
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 12:06 PM
@ Nomis and Gusto

The more Goth pics I see the more it reminds me of the new X Men movie that is coming out!
Spidey10 - 1/2/2014, 12:06 PM
I loved his statement about making this show just as good as the cinematic universe just in case that time were to ever happen...foreshadowing perhaps??
JatevinM - 1/2/2014, 12:08 PM
I'll be glad when we get funny witty Ollie and not just stern serious Ollie.
SimyJo - 1/2/2014, 12:10 PM
Hell of a lot better than that glam-rock crap he was rockin' in the first series
JoeMomma29 - 1/2/2014, 12:13 PM
Oops I meant Bucky not Becky on my comment stupid autocorrect.
CaptShipwreck - 1/2/2014, 12:18 PM
[frick] you joe, as long as I got life ill continue to call out the flame war bait that the higher ups put on the this site daily...should change the site's name to let's praise everything DC ...whiney bitches
novaprime - 1/2/2014, 12:18 PM
Shows Amazing!
Walking Dead is Still the Best Comicbook Tv Show
Arrows Second but its in my Top 5 of all Time

1. WalkingDead
2. Game of Thrones
3. Hannibal
4. Breaking Bad
5. Arrow
soforizo - 1/2/2014, 12:18 PM
@MarvelousAgentX

So you like about 20 shows more than Arrow... good for you. Hard not to notice as you keep posting that list in the last 2 or 3 Arrow threads. Who cares about what show you like better besides yourself? It's certainly not the topic on hand. For someone who claims to be an adult, you sure act like a little child.

I wasn't going to respond to you, because you've been whoring for attention in Arrow threads for the last two weeks or so. But seeing how you've been crying this week about people dissing AoS in AoS' stories, and calling them anywhere from insane to children, you deserved to be called out.
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