Issue by Issue – The Warlord #104

Warlord_Vol_1_104Writer – Micheal Fleisher
Artist – Ron Randall
Inker – Ron Randall
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – Duncan Andrews

There is nothing so vile as those that would take advantage of the helpless and it is nice to see Morgan and Shakira think so as well.  Thus it is that they deal with a group of hunters who have killed in the name of sport, though our heroes show them mercy whereas the hunters did not.  Morgan and Shakira will soon find that letting them go was a mistake on their part as they return and soon take Shakira captive, hoping to sell her off.  The bulk of this issue by Michael Fleisher and Ron Randall is taken up by this storyline and while it was a very exciting tale filled with everything that you love about the fantasy genre, you can only wonder if Fleisher has forgotten why Morgan is on his quest in the first place as this issue does absolutely nothing to further it.  That aside, it was nice to see something slightly different to the normal type of adventure that usually appears in the Warlord’s book, though once again, a member of Morgan’s team manages to get themselves captured.  Morgan is his usual heroic self here and it was great to see him trying to evade a dinosaur without trying to hurt it in the process.  Those scenes lent a bit of comedy to the issue which the series as a whole is usually in short supply of.  Coming on board this issue is artist Ron Randall, famous for his Conquerors of the Barren Earth series and his pencils have never looked as gorgeous, at least up until this point in time.  One thing that seems to seem a little different in this particular story is Shakira’s attitude, which is even more flirtatious than normal towards Morgan.  If this continues, it will definitely create trouble down the line for Morgan as his relationship with Tara remains just as rocky as it has ever been.  A strong issue overall that shows it was a smart move to bring Fleisher on board as the newest scribe on the series.

4 out of 5

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