Still trapped in the year 2303, Travis Morgan and his friends have been taken prisoner and separated so that he no longer knows where Shakira and Reno are. Morgan and Krystovar are then taken to a place where they are ordered to toil in the gardens, not so much prisoners as slaves, forced to work or to die if it comes down to that. But neither these slaves nor the men that rule them have ever met a man such as Morgan and when he organizes a revolt, he inspires his compatriots and causes his captors just a little bit of hardship. Things are finally picking up in the latest issue of The Warlord by Cary Burkett and Dan Jurgens with good old uprising courtesy of everyone’s favourite hero. While it was thought to be a wasteland with humanity blasted back to the Stone Age, there are some remnants left in this future time that are technologically advanced and benefit off of the backs of others. Some things it seems, never change no matter what year it might be. The main problem with this story, which is actually a problem with the title and not so much the current tale, is the fact that much like Mike Grell did, Burkett introduces and starts a story and then sends our heroes out on tangents, often for multiple issues with no resolution to the first tale until much later. This has been a fun story so far but the fact of the matter is a conclusion to the tale of the New Atlanteans would have been much preferred over this. It will happen, there is no doubt, but it is taking far too long to get there. All in all though, this was a pretty good book and leaves you wanting more by the end of it.
3.5 out of 5