Issue by Issue – The Warlord #86

Warlord_Vol_1_86Writer – Cary Burkett
Artist – Dan Jurgens
Inker – Mike DeCarlo
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – John Costanza

Travis Morgan and his companions have returned home none the worse for wear and you would think it would be a good time to get a little rest but of course, that is not to be. As they have found themselves in the underground cavern once again, there just so happens to be an earthquake and after narrowly avoiding death, Morgan finds himself in a hidden room where he is attacked by a mysterious man. That man turns out to be none other than Reno himself, somehow having survived these thousands of years and looking pretty good for it too. After finally finishing off the time travel saga in the third Warlord Annual, Cary Burkett and Dan Jurgens manage to squeeze out just a little more story pertaining to it as Reno details his adventures and of how he became a one man time machine. It is actually a fairly captivating little story and it is a nice little addendum to the events that had recently taken place. One thing that is really nice to see is Tara and Morgan back together and everyone back in the same time period again. While the previous story was good, it went on for just a little bit too long. After starting a story involving the New Atlanteans and then leaving it hanging for so long unresolved, readers might now need a refresher on past events just to understand what our heroes have been up to. At the moment, what this book could use is to go back to basics, just for a little bit and recharge the batteries. With the Tinder storyline still running alongside the main plot, this could very well be the way for the book to do just that. A good, old-fashioned sword and sorcery tale that is a little lighter on the heavier science-fiction aspects would freshen things right up. All in all though, the latest issue was a very decent book.

3 out of 5

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