The CW has released a promo for the midseason return of Arrow that offers the first look at the breakout drama’s take on the classic DC Comics villain Firefly. The teaser also reveals that Starling City’s masked vigilante (star Stephen Amell) has been out of sight for six weeks, presumably recuperating from his injuries at the hands of the Dark Archer in the midseason finale.
In the episode, appropriately titled “Burned,” Oliver meets Garfield (SGU Stargate Universe‘s Andrew Dunbar), a firefighter who was badly burned three years ago after his chief left him behind. The ordeal transforms him into a bitter, vengeful man, leading his wife and kids to abandon him.
The comic-book version of Firefly is Garfield Lynns, a pyrotechnics expert who turns to crime and constructs a special suit, complete with flamethrower and grenade launchers, to help in his new career as a professional arsonist. He’s later horribly burned in an explosion at a chemical factory.
Arrow returns with new episodes Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.