Kevin Smith Wrote More DC Comics Than You Probably Thought

After working on the Guardian Devil arc for Daredevil and Marvel, Kevin Smith eventually switched to the DC Universe. The writer/director already wrote the ill-fated Superman Lives script many years ago (An Evening with Kevin Smith/YouTube). But in 2001, he was hired by DC to relaunch Green Arrow comics after the character was killed off in the Last Night crossover storyline.

Smith ended up writing the first 15 issues of Green Arrow. His involvement in the series brings Oliver Queen back from the dead and also introduces Mia Dearden, a teenager who later becomes the new incarnation of Speedy, Green Arrow’s girlfriend.

After moving into filmmaking and the Marvel miniseries Spider-Man/Black Cat, Smith returned to Washington to film two new Batman miniseries, Batman: Cacophony and Batman: The Expanding Cycle. his friend and collaborator Walt Flanagan. However, due to the couple’s busy schedule, only 6 of the 12 issues of “The Widening Gyre” were released (via Comic Resources).

Most recently, Smith worked on a 6-issue crossover series called Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet and was even chosen to write Detective Comics #1000 in 2019 (via COLUMBIA REGION). This confession alone demonstrates the truth: few comic book fans can say that they are as lucky as Kevin Smith.

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