Mike Grell is an American comic book writer and artist, known for his work on books such as Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance.
In 1973, after having worked as an advertising illustrator and assisted Dale Messick on her comic strip, Brenda Starr, Grell’s first regular assignment at DC Comics was Superboy Starring The Legion of Superheroes. As a storyteller, Grell brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes: The Warlord for DC Comics, Starslayer for Pacific/First Comics, Jon Sable, Freelance for First Comics/IDW/Comicmix/ABC TV, Shaman’s Tears for Image Comics, Bar Sinister for Acclaim Comics and Maggie the Cat for Image Comics.
His body of work, which also includes Batman, Iron Man, Green Arrow, James Bond: Permission To Die, the TarzanSunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed Longbow Hunters, have won him the comic industry’s coveted Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in comic art. His own Shaman’s Tears has garnered widespread acclaim in the Indigenous American community as a celebration of native traditions and lore. He’s been voted to Wizard Magazine’s top ten list of comics writers. In 1999, he published his first novel, Sable.