Komodo first appeared in Green Arrow #17, and was created by Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino.
Simon Lacroix, the man who became Komodo, was born into a poor family, but became a high-ranking member of Queen Industries; he was even taught archery by Robert Queen, father of Oliver Queen. Lacroix was part of Queen's expedition to find the legendary "Green Arrow" - a mystical arrow belonging to the head of the Arrow Clan, said to bring its owner true enlightenment and even immortality. However, the Outsiders - the union of the seven "weapon clans"- appealed to Lacroix's greed and convinced him to kill Robert, leaving himself the only contender to become the new head of the Arrow Clan. He also kidnapped Emiko, the daughter of Robert and the Japanese archer Shado, and handed Shado to Count Vertigo of Vlatava, where she was imprisoned. Lacroix adopted the identity of the masked archer Komodo, and continued to work with the Outsiders through their front corporation, Stellmoor International.
Major Story Arcs
The Kill Machine
After Stellmoor bought out Queen Industries, Lacroix's first act as Komodo was to murder the CEO of Queen Industries and destroy Q-Core, framing Oliver Queen for the former crime. Aware of Ollie's double life as Green Arrow, Komodo tricked Ollie into believing his assistants Jax and Naomi were killed when Q-Core exploded; Komodo had actually taken them hostage, but killed Jax when he refused to talk.
Komodo then clashed with Green Arrow a second time, with assistance from his daughter Emiko. Combined, they hit Oliver seven times, although he still managed to escape.
In their most recent battle, Komodo used Naomi as bait, leading Green Arrow to the Queen family mausoleum. This time, Ollie emerged the victor, literally stabbing one of Komodo's eyes out with an arrow.
The Outsiders War
Komodo stages a coup against Golgotha and successfully overtakes the Outsiders.
Powers and Abilities
Komodo is a normal human but with peek abilities and proficiency with a bow and arrows.
Agility - Seen in his battle with Ollie. Draws the bow quicker than the normal human.
Leadership - Ability to rally the Outsiders after a coup.
Marksmanship - He is proficient with a bow and arrow.
Stamina - As an armed combatant he requires unimaginable stamina to sustain a melee.
Weapons master - Proficient with a bow and arrows.
Equipment and Weapons
Bow and Arrow
A standard bow and arrow combination.