Over at The Nerdist, they chatted with Marc Guggenheim (Executive Producer Arrow) and Keto Shimizu the writers on the DC Digital Arrow Season 2.5 series and got some nice pieces of information.
The series is going to run for 24 parts (12 printed issues) and pits Oliver and crew against the Church of Blood in a story that bridges the gap between season 2 and 3. It will be a cohesive serialized story unlike the first digital series that was more of an anthology and it will be divide into roughly two story arcs.
This is where you will find out what happened to Detective Lance after he collapsed at the end of last season. This is being resolved here since the comic takes place right after the season finale while the third episode starts up five months later. The comic series is meant to run right up to the beginning of the season 3 premiere.
There will be a Suicide Squad story set in Kahndaq with huge action sequences that would be too expensive for the television series to film. The SS story will be featured with a few pages in different issues as it goes then wrapping up with a double digital issue. And the Squad will return to the television series as well.
Also new villain Vertigo (Peter Stormare) will be get some time in the comic showing what he is up to prior to his debut on the TV screen. And you’ll want to pay attention to Caleb Green who is introduced in the first issue and has ties back to Robert Queen.
The first segment of the digital version is available now on Comixology while the print version will be out October 8th.