Morgan might have fled in need of peace due to the attacks that decimated his forces, but Machiste drags him back because his people need him. But the hurt is too strong, especially when he sees how much pain that Tara is in as well, as her dear friend Graemore lies on Death’s door, and so he takes off once again to be by himself. Soon Morgan will face his demons, very real demons in another realm. He will see the face of Death and he will come into the presence of a devil so powerful, it might be beyond even his power to defeat. When it comes to The Warlord though, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. To say that Travis Morgan has taken a number of setbacks in his war against the New Atlanteans has barely scratched the surface. Whether it is being lost in time, trying to find men to join his cause and then losing said men once he gets them, he takes a beating and keeps coming back for more. It is the sign of a true hero that he never gives up no matter how much the odds are stacked against him. Another thing that writer Cary Burkett has been doing lately is showing the very human side of our hero, which more often than not, we do not get to see as he is often in the middle of an adventure or a battle. Having him face his own fears and fallibility has been quite refreshing and gives our hero an added dimension, one that will hopefully stick around should he ever defeat the New Atlanteans. With the reveal of the possible big bad behind it all, or simply another big bad that wants Morgan out of the way, it should be very interesting going forward for Travis and very interesting to see just how he handles that on top of everything else. Great story, great art and just an all-around great issue of The Warlord’s ongoing comic adventures.
4 out of 5