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Issue by Issue – The Warlord #18

ImageWriter – Mike Grell
Artist – Mike Grell
Inker – Vince Colletta
Colours – Adrienne Roy
Letters – Todd Klein

Morgan and Tara have made it out of the desert, no tan apparent, and encounter what seems to be a small moon, somehow close to the ground.  But as they start to inspect it, they are attacked by spaceships coming from within the moon.  They are the last inhabitants of the planet Alces Shirasi and they are here in Skartaris to breed with the populace in the hopes of continuing their race.  Tara and Morgan will have none of it, but their rebellion proves short and they are captured.  And since they failed to act civilized, Morgan’s DNA is altered so that he gains the head of a bull.  But all works out as Tara and Morgan succeed in saving themselves separately and as they escape; the Moon explodes taking the race of aliens to extinction.

This was by far, the silliest book that Grell has done so far in the series.  Morgan, the Warlord, with a bull for a head was pretty ridiculous, both in concept and execution.  Even though the book saw the couple continuing on their quest, it is hard to imagine Grell running out of ideas after the last seventeen issues being so good.  While his art was still up to par, the story needed work.

3 out of 5

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