Issue by Issue – The Warlord #22

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

Travis Morgan is alone, feeling sad, morose and sorry for himself.  He sits, trying to drink away the pain from the loss of his son, but of course it does not have the desired effect.  He has himself a good old fashioned bar brawl outside the establishment and manages to be saved by a young woman.  She takes off before he can talk to her and as he follows her, he soon finds himself in a mysterious tower filled with creatures dark and feral.  As Morgan searches for the girl, he manages to get engaged in a battle for his very life, only to discover more tragedy when all is said and done.  Mike Grell provides us with a ton of action which is incredibly thrilling to look at.  The man is a master illustrator as proven by just how well the panels of the book flow together.  His battle with the werewolf, while short, is beautiful to look at and is quite thrilling even for the little duration it lasts.  There is only one negative to the book, and that is just how short every issue is overall.  They only range about twenty pages, sometimes a bit shorter, and it is a real shame as the books are so good and you want to see more.  This book was a little refreshing in the sense that you do not often see Travis have a solo adventure, though not having the supporting cast present was also keenly felt.  Great stuff per usual from Grell and DC.

4.5 out of 5

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