Comic book references in Arrow so far. 1. Pilot. Oliver's long hair, beard and outfit in the island, a reference to "Green Arrow: Year One" and his classic look from the comics. Constantine Drakon as Hunt's head of security. Thea being called "Speedy", a reference to Mia Dearden. Thea having drug problems, a reference to Roy Harper's addiction to Heroin in the comics. John Diggle, a reference to writer Andy Diggle. Danielle DiDio, a reference to DC Comics editor-in-chief, Dan Didio. Adam Hunt was probably modeled after Lex Luthor. Arrow's eye paint, a reference to the domino mask from the comics.