Issue by Issue – The Warlord #5

ImageWriter – Mike Grell
Artist – Mike Grell

After last issue, Travis Morgan and Tara are on their way home to Shamballah after defeating Deimos and his army when they are attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.  As they fight to survive they knock loose some boulders on the cliff face, burying the dinosaur and uncovering an entrance to an underground cavern.  Descending inside, Morgan and Tara discover a large computer that starts to give off the history of Atlantis, its people and how they knew the city was in peril and sought out alternative homes to preserve their way of life.  One of those places just happened to be Skartaris.  After the history lesson, the two explore the cavern further, finding an ancient train.  Morgan, as brave or foolish as ever, gets locked inside and it takes him away not knowing if he will ever come back.

This was a very solid issue detailing the history and background of Skartaris by creator Mike Grell.  Being descendants of Atlanteans is a nice way to tie an ancient culture to an ancient land within the Earth.  Grell does a good job of making it believable and riveting as well.  The book is left on its best cliff-hanger yet, setting the title up for some intriguing storylines.

4.5 out of 5

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