A few days ago, I posted my series review for the TV show ‘Arrow’ and if you read it, you’ll know that I’m a big fan. So when I found out there was a TV tie in book being released I had to get my hands on it, and I did!

‘Arrow: Hero and Villains’ is a companion to the show, taking you through each individual character and giving you their back-story and even takes you through the enemies of Sterling City. Its brilliant for new-commers or devoted fans alike, it’s a great way to keep up with the mountain of alter-egos used throughout the show and follows the relationships that unfold throughout the series. Its also nice to look back on after you delve deep into the series just to remind yourself who everyone is and their relationship with each other.


This is the sort of book that I like to call a coffee table book, its easy to pick up at random and flick through. It is very high quality and very in depth, with a very typical format for most TV companion books, but that’s something I enjoy. Some sections are much more in depth but that’s to be expected, I really liked how some pages had scattered quotes from that particular character on. I also really like how when every character is introduced we’re given a small fact sheet and on it we are told how the character is portrayed in the comics. This is a really nice add on that I think some of the hard core fans will really enjoy. From what I’ve read, there are a few spoilers scattered throughout, so I wouldn’t recommend reading this is you are just starting out on season one.

This is a great addition to any Arrow fans collection, I’m even going to be grabbing one for my brother who is just as much of an Arrow fan as I am.

Its available to buy from Titan Books or is available from most major book shops and retails at £14.99.

Taylor-Louise Rowley