Mike Grell Interview Part 3: Headlines; Hunting; Transforming

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In this part of the interview (videos below), Grell talks about developing the story for The Longbow Hunters, and evolving the character of Green Arrow. (WCWF)

Mike Grell is a writer, artist, and Wisconsin native, whose career in comics covers more than forty years. He's worked with numerous characters. But, his legacy may be most linked with Green Arrow.

With his work on 1987's The Longbow Hunters, Grell took Oliver Queen out of his usual place on the sidelines, and put him front, center, and in Seattle. He re-visualized the character, with a new look, and a more realistic stories.

In the videos below, Grell talks plot; his background as a hunter, and how it affected his approach to the character; and taking Green Arrow on a darker path.

If the videos don't display, you can access them at the CW 14 youtube channel here:

Beating The Headlines:

Hunting and Green Arrow:

Transforming The Character:

The interview took place at Powers Comics in Green Bay on September 8th, 2017. Further excerpts from the interview will be posted soon.

Mike Grell appeared for a signing at Powers Comics on Saturday, September 9th from 11a to 5p.