Issue by Issue – The Warlord #80


Writer – Cary Burkett
Artist – Dan Jurgens
Inker – Dan Adkins
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – Todd Klein

Tara, Scarheart and the rest of her men are fending off an attack by the New Atlanteans and they only manage to succeed with the help of a strange, masked man. While all of that is going on, Morgan and the rest of his time-lost companions are somewhere in the future and trying to find a way home which at this moment, seems like it might take some time to accomplish. One person who is getting tired of it all is Shakira who simply wants out and when she does make her little getaway, she discovers a world that has been destroyed by nuclear war and its populace ravaged by radiation. Cary Burkett and Dan Jurgens deliver yet another solid tale, one that is a little bit repetitive of an earlier one that saw both Morgan and Shakira in a post-apocalyptic world though this one is a bit different. There is a question of whether or not Morgan and company will return home as things are much different in this future time as the technology they are using unreliable. It gives the story a bit of an edge yet, as with all stories about heroes, the hero almost always comes out on top, always overcomes and you know that Morgan will do so in the end. The one thing you can always count on in this title at the moment is Shakira for being a constant source of enjoyment and more often than not, humour. If there is one supporting character in this book that should be in every single issue, it is her. While the issue was good, it would be nice to see the saga of the New Atlanteans start to wrap up or at least make some decent headway without interrupting the story for the sake of other smaller stories. Still, a very entertaining read by everyone involved.

3 out of 5

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