Mark Bristow writes for Bleeding Cool,
This is Tommy Merlyn, in Green Arrow #0. Based on the CW version, he's Oliver's best friend and comes from a famly of archers. He gets burned up and forgotten about five years ago on the oil rig disaster.
Here's a more traditional Merlyn in Batman Incorporated volume 2 and Forever Evil. Hi Merlyn!
Oh hey, Tommy Merlyn seems to have been removed from Green Arrow's origin, replaced by some other guy named "Merlin" who looks totally different. I guess he's been retconned in favor of the traditional Merlyn in Batman INC and Forever Evil.
Wait, here's Tommy Merlyn from the zero issue in the new Green Arrow preview. Huh?
GREEN ARROW #37
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG and BEN SOKOLOWSKI
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Blood will be shed when Green Arrow faces off against the assassin known as Merlyn!
Are all Merlyns the same guy? Different guys? Unrelated, related? Is Tommy Merlyn kin to Arthur King as part of his family of archers?