Albuquerque cancelled due to health issues

Apologies to all my fans in Albuquerque, but I’m forced to cancel my appearance this weekend due to health issues. I managed to catch the Great Cold of 2018 wouldn’t want to pass it on. I’ll be returning to the area for a future show. Stay tuned for updates.


Grell and Green Arrow at Derby City Con

I took this of you and a Green Arrow cosplay (John Marks) at Derby City Con.
— Rachel Frye

Mike will be at Derby City Con, Louisville, KY; Oct 28-29, 2017

GREEN ARROW #34 featuring SHADO

I just finished the new variant cover for GREEN ARROW #34 featuring SHADO! This is the first time I’ve drawn Shado in more than two decades. I’m very pleased with the way it came out.

My normal working method is to draw the layout actual print size, then enlarge and lightbox it for inks, but I was on tour in Europe when I did the layout and I didn’t have access to a scanner/printer/lightbox, so I drew the layout full size and sent a photo to the editor for approval. I intended to ink over the pencils, but was lucky enough to be given an extended deadline which allowed me to lightbox the inks, so the original pencil is now available from The finished inks are going on my wall.

Best regards,


R.I.P. LEN WEIN 1948-2017

I can’t tell you how sad I am to learn that my old friend Len Wein passed away today. Len was best known as the creator of two of the most legendary characters in comics: SWAMPTHING and WOLVERINE. Although he was about a year younger than me, Len was already a seasoned pro by the time I broke into comics, Still, he always took time for a newcomer and was always encouraging whenever we spoke about my desire to branch out and write my own material. As the years went by and the industry became less and less centralized in New York, our meetings became fewer and farther between, but whenever we were appearing at a convention together, Len never failed to stop by and say hello. Moments treasured, moments gone.

The Bullpen is filling back up… it’s just relocated.

I’ll miss you, old friend, but save me a seat. I’ll be along eventually.

–Mike Grell

Hall Of Legends

I had the honor of being inducted into the Wizard World Hall of Legends last night in Chicago. My old pal and editor Mike Gold was on hand to make it all the more special. I want to thank all my fans, friends and family who made it possible, especially Mom and Dad who had the sense to live in an area where we wouldn’t see one of those new-fangled television contraptions until I was 8 (we didn’t get one until I was 11). In the meantime, we had movies, comic books, newspaper comic strips and radio — which in those days was like TV without pictures (you had to supply your own). We learned to use our imagination and were given the freedom to use it. After 44 years in comics, I hardly feel like I’ve really worked a day in my life.

Wizard World Hall Of Legends Honoree

[Audio] Q&A and SDCC

This is a link to the panel I did at SDCC with Derek Maki, my show rep.

Denys Cowan

The amazing Denys Cowan stopped by my table at SDCC. Denys and Michael Davis launched Milestone Comics decades ago and the rest of the world is finally catching up. High damned time!


It’s been an amazing week here at San Diego Comic Con, but it just got more amazing. A couple of days ago, I was notified that I have been named to the Wizard World Hall of Legends and will be inducted at a ceremony at Wizard World Chicago on August 24th.

Today my old pal Mark Wheatley stopped by my table at the convention to congratulate me on being named to the Overstreet Hall of Fame. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide to Comics is the Kelly Blue Book of the comic world and considered THE authority on comic values.

Mark also informed me that he and I were now the only living members of the Overstreet Hall of Fame.

We’re both grateful, but a little nervous…

–Mike Grell

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