The latest issue of The Warlord still finds him opposing the New Atlanteans who have claimed Skartaris as their own, but it also serves as a look back at his origins. Though we have seen them before, this time Cary Burkett takes us even further into the past to when Morgan was just a a boy. It is there that we see him as he used to be and it is pretty much the same way that he is now; a strong and fearless person who will stand up for the little guy when he needs to. The book also explores that past from another angle when we see Morgan as a young man from Jennifer’s point of view. Even then, Morgan had the itch to go out and find adventure where he could and thus he was an absentee father to which Jennifer still holds a little resentment. As an origin issue, it was nice to see something a little different from the norm from Burkett as most origin stories do not tend to go that far into the past of a character. If the story had just been another rehash about his arrival in Skartaris, it would have made for a very dull book, but as it was, it turned out to be fairly interesting. One thing that was made evidently clear is that Morgan will always be the man he is and will never change. He does not want to be tied down by anything or anyone and even should he seek to change, it is only a matter of time before he gets that itch to head out into the world and find the danger he craves. A very good issue by Burkett and company that gives the reader something that is not an entirely new perspective on our hero, but a good examination of what makes him tick.
3.5 out of 5