Now that the first episode of the CW's new Arrow series has proven to be a hit, the network has released a trailer for the rest of the season, teasing appearances by China White, Deathstroke, Deadshot and... is that the Tattooed Man?!?


The teaser made its debut at this weekend's New York Comic-Con as the CW sought to drive interest in its most-watched show in three years even higher, with Oliver Queen preparing to go to war against the corrupt rich and powerful in Starling City even as his family -- or his mother, at least -- appears to be preparing for war against her own son. To be glimpsed amongst all the action set pieces in the video are appearances by China White, villain of the Green Arrow: Year One miniseries, Deathstroke, Deadshot (complete with high-tech eyepatch) and the torso of a man with a marked fondness for tattoos... Could that possibly be a first outside-of-a-comic appearance of Abel Tarrant? If so, then my hat is off to the people choosing the bad guys for this season - and my hopes are raised that we'll see Onomatopoeia before too long.

Arrow continues on the CW on Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern.