Issue by Issue – The Warlord #56


Writer – Mike Grell, Sharon Wright, Paul Kupperberg
Artist – Mark Texeira, Jan Duursema
Inker – Pablo Marcos, Jan Duursema
Colours – Adrienne Roy, Tatjana Wood
Letters – John Costanza, Todd Klein

Travis Morgan is finding it a little hard to adjust to life in court.  It is definitely not the same as adventuring.  There are no battles to be fought except those that require words.  Those kinds of battles are not his forte and so he gets frustrated easily which makes it even harder to get used to this new life.  To top it off, when he hears Tara refer to him as her consort, he realizes then just how much things have changed in such a short span of time.  This issue was a whole lot of fun because it took Morgan out of his element and Mike Grell gave him something entirely new to do, a job in which he is completely unqualified for and feels emasculated at.  It is humourous to see Morgan go about his day and not have the slightest clue on what to do.  Where before he always seemed the master, now he is the student and he realizes that learning is not very enjoyable.  How long Grell intends on keeping Travis chained up remains to seen but you can probably be assured that it will not be very long.  Tara is sure to take pity on him when she notices just how unhappy he is, but it would be nice if Morgan would sacrifice a little for Tara the way she has done so for him.  This was truly, a breath of fresh air and it was great seeing something new and different happen in this book instead of the same old thing.  With some reliable and dynamic artwork by Mark Texeira and another fantastic backup tale featuring Arion, Lord of Atlantis, this book is one of the best to come along in quite a while.

4 out of 5

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