The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow, the Butcher, and the Question

Issue #1

Cover Date: December 1991
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Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Shea Anton Pensa
Storyline: Green Arrow was in a jungle taking pictures of a cougar when it was killed. He tracked the shooter to a nearby military camp after noticing some booby traps. The camp featured an arms dealer and Native Americans who spoke with French accents. GA was spotted, but he escaped after shooting an arrow into the barrel of one of their guns.
The Sherwood Florist received an order for a funeral before it was announced the man (lumber conglomerate Owen Hester) was dead. Dinah contacted the police and learned the man had been strangled and scalped. She had dinner with Ollie and discussed the murder and what he'd seen in the jungle. Queen mentioned looking to John Butcher for help.
Native American tribes met again and decided their movement would not be led by a white man. One of the men believed the arrow shooter (GA) was a ninja because he'd been to ninja training camp. Butcher had already infiltrated the group incognito as "Lester Cornfield." He was spotted on his escape. One of the others went after him but fell in a ravine. Butcher met with Ollie and Dinah and told them what he knew.


Issue #2

Cover Date: January 1992
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Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Shea Anton Pensa
Storyline: Vic Sage, who was on a gun-running case, got word of Hester's death.
Green Arrow got some shots in on the Irishman and a Mohawk who were going to retrieve the body of the man who'd fallen into the ravine. He bolted when the Irishman fired a stinger missile at him.
Sage got a lead connecting his story to Hester and headed to Canada.
A man who said he used to be Byron Running Deer headed home.


Issue #3

Cover Date: February 1992
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Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Shea Anton Pensa
Storyline: Running Deer made it home and realized his parents were still living in the 19th century. Sage made it to Canada where the Native American Conference was being held. He met up with Amos Baker (Butcher), a Commanche from Colorado. The two knocked on a door looking for Mel Twopersons - the people inside (Byron and Mel's cousin) told them they hadn't seen him in months. As soon as they left, the Irishman and a Mohawk burst in with guns.
Oliver Queen met up with Sage and Butcher. Sage had an interview set up with Sir Arthur Youngblood. After getting the cold shoulder from him, his car was run off the road by a lumber truck.


Issue #4

Cover Date: March 1992
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Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Shea Anton Pensa
Storyline: Butcher and Sage survived the car crash and went after the truck which caused it. They were able to catch up to it on foot due to the winding downhill road it followed. They caused the truck to crash, killing both the driver and the passenger.
Ollie called Dinah - he hadn't made any progress. She gave him the name of the florist who'd placed the order for Hester's funeral. He checked it out and learned only that a white man had placed the order. Running Deer's mother told Byron that she'd sent the funeral wreath hoping to scare him off from developing their land - she found out later he was dead.
O'Rourke, the Irishman, made a scene at the festival. Running Deer, who was with the terrorists, took the stage and made a revolutionary speech.


Issue #5

Cover Date: April 1992
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Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Pablo Marcos
Storyline: The various tribes banded together and got everyone off their land. Mounted Police kept anyone from going in, but Butcher believed he could make it. Sage called Running Deer, who agreed to an interview. He grabbed a motorcycle and used a skateboard ramp to jump into the reservation.
Sage's interview got only one question answered: Running Deer hoped to bring the Mohawks into the 20th century. After that, he was escorted back off the reservation.
Butcher got into the construction site. He found crates full of arms. Green Arrow found more in O'Rourke's camp. Running Deer began disbursing weaponry to his people.
GA was cornered.


Issue #6

Cover Date: May 1992
Subtitle: --
Writer(s): Mike Grell, Mike Baron
Artists(s): Shea Anton Pensa, Pablo Marcos
Storyline: Green Arrow escaped with blueprints and plans. Youngblood called off the blockade. GA showed Running Deer the plans - a housing development inside the reservation. GA, Butcher, and Sage stopped the attack; Running Deer came clean to the media about Youngblood.


notes

  • Vic is working for KBEL.
  • None of the three heroes of this arc seemed to mind killing those in their way.