13 COVERS: A GREEN ARROW 80th Anniversary Salute

Ollie turns 80 (almost)! Including ADAMS, GRELL, VON EEDEN and MORE!

The Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 one-shot is out Tuesday, so of course it’s a great time for a 13 COVERS salute.

Now, I could go through 80 years of GA — who debuted in September 1941’s More Fun Comics #73 (along with Aquaman!) — but really, Oliver Queen didn’t mature until the late Silver Age, when Neal Adams revamped his look in The Brave and the Bold #85.

So since the Silver and Bronze Ages are in our wheelhouse, that’s where most of these 13 COVERS are drawn from — but we’ve included some wild cards, as well. (Oh, and why no Green Lantern #76 or #85? Because we’ve probably featured those covers a bazillion times. Most recently, just the other day.)

Dig it.

Neal Adams

First cover appearance. Art by George Papp.

Jim Aparo

Mike Grell

GA joins the League! Art by Murphy Anderson.

Jack Kirby pencils, Mike Royer inks

Trevor Von Eeden pencils, Dick Giordano inks


Joe Brozowski



Von Eeden and Giordano



— GREEN ARROW at 80: DC Releases Special DENNY O’NEIL Tribute Story. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Brings Back the ARROWCAR for GREEN ARROW’s 80th Anniversary. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. That Green Arrow miniseries had some fantastic Trevor Von Eden artwork. It should have been collected by now.

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