Issue by Issue – The Warlord #71


Writer – Mike Grell, Sharon Wright
Artist – Dan Jurgens
Inker – Anthony Tollin
Colours – Adrienne Roy
Letters – John Costanza

Shakira and Travis are still on their way towards the coast so that they might find transport to take them back to Skartaris.  But in this new age, distrust is high and things do not come easily.  Soon though, they are making headway as well as on the run from the law.  Though it was not for too long, Mike Grell and Dan Jurgens wrap up Travis Morgan’s little excursion into the future.  It was a fun story as many post-apocalyptic tales tend to be, but the ending was far too abrupt.  It almost seemed as if Grell lost interest in this particular story and wanted to end it as soon as possible so that he might get to the next one as quickly as possible.  What there was of a story was good, but it really would have been nice to see some more of this new Skartaris.  After alluding to it for so long, and after finally arriving, Morgan and Shakira are there for all of two seconds before they find the way back home out of sheer, blind luck.  This was probably the worst thing to make its way into a Warlord story in quite some time and the worst ending to any story found in the seventy-one issues thus far.  Hopefully whatever comes next is going to be worth the seemingly shortened story.  Still, it was enjoyable seeing Morgan and Shakira try and make their way through this future version of Earth.  What will be good to see is what Tara is up to after everyone disappeared.  Will she take Morgan back or is that the end of their very chaotic love affair?

3 out of 5

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