12 issue maxi-series from writer Cary Bates
with art from Gene Colan
tells the story of retired and washed up actor Jonathan Lord
, who had previously been known for his roles in swashbuckling movies. Events lead up to his acquisition of a bird statue which he finds gives him the ability to transform into the characters he had played in his old movies, including Silverblade.
Although no mention of the DC Universe is made in the mini-series, other DC titles have made background references to Silverblade as an in-universe movie franchise.