Continuing the opening arc of the new series, Green Arrow‘s long road back to reclaim what was taken from him leads to an encounter with John Diggle. While the initial encounter is more than a little frosty, the old allies quickly put past issues behind them to work together to take down the Ninth Circle who have kidnapped the snooping Black Canary to force Green Arrow to show himself (setting up next issue’s suicidal two-man rescue operation).
It wouldn’t be my first choice to demote Black Canary to girl hostage in the comic (maybe she’ll free herself before Ollie and Diggle arrive?). I would have preferred Ollie and Diana working together to save Diggle (or someone else), but Dinah’s capture does add extra incentive for Ollie’s upcoming confrontation with Shado and Emiko.
Along with the choice to redesign Green Arrow’s costume to more closely resemble that of the television show, the introduction of Diggle should also help bring in Arrow fans who want some familiar touch stones. Worth a look.