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ntroduction of Travis Morgan into Skartaris is recapped. Tara, the first female lead, and Diemos are re-introduced. Re-capping what transpired in 1st Issue Special #8 (November 1975), the story found Tara training Travis Morgan in the ways of combat as they journeyed to her land, Shamballah. They were soon captured by slave raiders, until Morgan freed Tara and urged her to flee. Because of his defiance, Morgan was sentenced to a slow and painful death, although he would survive and be reunited with Tara before long.
At long last, the best-selling independent hero of the 1980s has returned-- Mike Grell's Jon Sable Freelance. But this time around, Sable isn't quite at the top of his form as he is haunted by his dark past. His career in a tailspin, Sable signs on to prevent the assassination of a foreign national visiting terror-torn Manhattan, but who are the killers really after, and why? And what will it take for Jon Sable to get his act together? Series creator Mike Grell returns to provide the story and art for Bloodtrail, the newest and most thrilling chapter in the continuing saga of Jon Sable, Freelance.
Armed with only his bow and quiver, Oliver Queen has been targeting the criminals of the DC Universe for seventy-five years as the Green Arrow. First appearing in 1941 as a twentieth-century Robin Hood in a tale by Mort Wesinger and George Papp, the Emerald Archer has grown to a be a wisecracking, hot-blooded, and sometimes radical counterpoint to more straight-laced superheroes. This collection features the Green Arrow in all his many forms, from the zany, boxing-glove-arrow wielding adventurer of the Silver Age to the gritty urban vigilante of the 1980s and beyond. GREEN ARROW: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS is a crash course in the history of the Battling Bowman from origin to death to rebirth, featuring an all-star cast of comic talent including Mike Grell, Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Brad Meltzer, Amanda Conner, Jeff Lemire and more.
Thor has answered the Avengers' call to action from day one, but the god of thunder has an even higher responsibility: to his worshippers. The Thunderer responds to entreaties from a dicatorship's denizens in a part of the world bad enough to have Doctor Doom for a neighbor! But not everyone's in favor of divine intervention, and it's Secretary of Defense Iron Man's job to get the god out - leaving Captain America to play referee between two of the world's biggest super-powers! Do the Avengers have a prayer of weathering this storm? Featuring She-Hulk, the Falcon, the Enchantress, the Warriors Three and more! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #62-64, THOR (1998) #58 AND IRON MAN (1998) #64.
- Issue # TPB (5 years ago)
Writer and artist Mike Grell was back at the helm for the return of DC's greatest sword and sorcery hero - Travis Morgan, the Warlord. During its late 1970s heyday, the title had been one of DC's best sellers. The new series followed on from the end of Grell's original run, ignoring 2006's attempt at a reboot. Opening with a new group of explorers finding their way to the lost world of Skartaris, the action soon reintroduced Travis and his trusted sidekick Shakira, as the Warlord became involved in helping his old friend Machiste retake the entire Shadow Kingdom. Joe Prado provided the interior art, with Mike Grell producing the covers and script.
DC's original sword-and-sorcery hero returns! A minstrel who sings of the legendary Warlord of the other-dimensional realm of Skartaris is made to go looking for the man behind the myth, to learn all he can about Travis Morgan. What he finds is something very different from what the legends would have him believe.
Shado is one woman against the Yakuza. Her life and that of her child, Green Arrow's child, is on the line. Shado, the woman warrior, was introduced in the miniseries GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS and has been an integral part of the ongoing GREEN ARROW series. Now, she's the center of the action! Green Arrow appears in flashbacks of this miniseries, tying it to the continuity of the regular series and adding to the complexity of the relationship between Shado and Oliver Queen. It is the ruthless Japanese crime syndicate that Shado must fight, with an ancient and deadly sword at the heart of the combat. The sword, a tremendous symbol of power, is brought to Shado by a World War II veteran who wants to return it to its rightful owner. The Yakuza claim the weapon, and they will stop at nothing to get it. Shado is driven to help the old soldier, and the two confront danger at every step.
After a brief declaration of her love, Bruce denies her. He tells her of his crime fighting, and how there is no room for love in his life. With that she realizes that while the Dancer was scarred on the outside. Bruce is scarred within, and so he needs his mask as well.
- Issue # Full (5 years ago)
The beginnings of the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow! After a drunken accident on a cruise, Oliver Queen returns to civilization a new man, one who plans on fighting for the people against corruption.
Green Arrow finds men in the jungle who are to no good and the murder of a Lumber Baron leads him and the Butcher on a path of mystery.
The success of this series would lead the Emerald Archer into his next volume Green Arrow (1988) that ran for 11 years and gained a surge of new fans.