When we meet Oliver Queen in the first episode of “Arrow,” premiering Wednesday night at 8 on the CW, he is a feral creature. He is one face-painted volleyball away from madness. But all that quality alone time, fending for himself in the elements, further transforms Queen mentally and physically, and he returns home to Starling City a man with a mission in this adaptation of the DC Comics superhero tale Green Arrow. “Arrow” isn’t quite a bullseye, but it should hit the target for genre fans.
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