Issue by Issue – The Warlord #92

Warlord_Vol_1_92Writer – Cary Burkett
Artist – Pablo Marcos
Inker – Alan Kupperberg
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – Carrie Spiegle

Travis Morgan has a plan to get a little reconnaissance work done inside the city of Shamballah and yet, while he was going to follow Krystovar’s direction, people in trouble spur Morgan to action and the trouble just starts from there. The writing by Cary Burkett is still as good as ever with a tale that is a lot of fun and is filled with quite a bit of action yet the artwork by Alan Kupperberg and Pablo Marcos is more cartoonish that what is usually featured in the book. Despite what it looks like, the artwork is still effective and conveys the story just fine though it would have been nice to see Dan Jurgens back on the book. There is a moment just before Morgan and Krystovar head into the city where Tara shows a bit of jealousy towards Shakira and this newfound rivalry which started when Burkett took over the book is perhaps the only bad thing he has ever really introduced into the title. Tara has always been a strong character and by introducing this characteristic, it weakens her just a little. Secondary to this story is the plotline featuring Jennifer and Tinder as they try to figure out how to prevent the return of the Evil One because it is only a matter of time before he does. There is a moment in the book where Tinder is almost corrupted by the Evil One to which Jennifer stops him, but the Evil One is strong and she will not be able to keep him at bay forever. At some point, the two plotlines are going to come together and when they do, it is going to be one killer storyline, in more ways than one. The book leaves off with Morgan perhaps endangering his whole mission and everyone that follows him, with a confrontation coming sooner than he might expect.

3.5 out of 5

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