Issue by Issue – The Warlord #87

Warlord_Vol_1_87Writer – Cary Burkett
Artist – Dan Jurgens
Inker – Rich Buckler
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – John Costanza

After returning home, Morgan now finds himself in the middle of a battle on the ocean as pirates have demanded his surrender. What is most humourous about the situation though is that if they knew anything, they would know that Morgan never surrenders which is why he in turn demands theirs. So Morgan and the pirate king face off not in a battle that most would expect, but in one of words and barter. Not to disappoint though, Cary Burkett and Dan Jurgens throw some action into the mix and the story is so quickly paced, it is over before you know it. What was really nice about the book was the simplicity of the tale, hearkening back to those told by Mike Grell which featured our hero in some good, old-fashioned action. The time travelling adventures were good, but getting back to basics every now and then is good too and this story made for a nice break from the rollercoaster the book has been on of late. Funny enough, due to that very same simplicity, little else took place except for a successful bargain between Morgan and the pirates which should help him in his coming fight with the New Atlanteans. The book was well-written and well-drawn, simply short and over too soon.

3.5 out of 5

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