Issue by Issue – The Warlord Annual #3

Warlord_Annual_3Writer – Cary Burkett
Artist – Dan Jurgens
Inker – Mike DeCarlo
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – John Costanza

The finale to Travis Morgan’s time-tossed adventures ends here and does so after he finds himself in ancient Atlantis with a man who looks exactly like Deimos. It is a small favour that the man turns out not to be who Morgan thinks he is, but this Lord Daamon is the forbear of Deimos and in Morgan’s eyes, literally and figuratively, is cut from the same cloth. It is not too long after they first meet that Daamon shows his true colours and so, while Morgan and company are trying to figure out a way to get home, they must now deal with the added contention of Daamon and his designs. There is a lot going on in this book and Cary Burkett and Dan Jurgens do not let the pace linger for very long as there is always some sort of action happening. Whether it be dinosaurs, aliens or Daamon himself, there is always something for Morgan to swing his sword at and it is a good thing that this last chapter took place in an oversized issue as the story really needed that little extra room to breathe. This story was of course a little more Warlord-centric but Shakira, Reno and Krystovar put in an appearance to help out our hero and get themselves all home. There was an interesting little moment where the group meet themselves, much like they did in an earlier issue and it brings the tale full circle. Luckily for them all, because their time-travelling has been all messed up since the first day they started, the resulting visit helps to propel them back to the present and where they need to be. Daamon is an intriguing man and you can see where Deimos gets his attitude and characteristics from. If Morgan were a man without morals, he could have saved himself a lot of heartache and trouble and yet there is a moment where he stays his hand proving himself to be the hero we always knew he was. A very solid issue from the team involved.

4 out of 5

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