MTV has an article up talking about the 5 ways Arrow hits the bullseye with TV audiences.
Check it all out here.
Below is an excerpt:
2. It wasn’t heavy with comics continuity knowledge
Granted, with the “New 52″ relaunch, there wasn’t a ton of Green Arrow history established to begin with for the non-comics viewing public to puzzle through. But little “easter-eggs” like Deathstroke’s mask thrown in for the old-school GA fans aside, everything you need to start getting into “Arrow” is pretty much there from the pilot.
That said, while the current Green Arrow and the TV “Arrow” look reasonably similar to each other, their stories and origins are just different enough to be pretty confusing to the new reader. Other than the new “Arrow” comic, what should fans of the TV show read?