|Birth Name:||Mike Grell|
Mike Grell's first contributions to Green Arrow were as an artist during Denny O'Neil's run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow after Neal Adams left. In 1987, Grell wrote and drew Green Arrow:The Longbow Hunters, placing the character a more realistic world without superpowers, for a more mature look and feel. Following the success of the miniseries, DC Comics commissioned the first ever Green Arrow ongoing series, with Grell writing the first 80 issues. Grell also wrote the first official Post-Crisis origin of Green Arrow in Green Arrow: The Wonder Year.