Issue by Issue – The Warlord #113

Warlord_Vol_1_113Writer – Micheal Fleisher
Artist – Ron Randall
Inker – Ron Randall
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – Albert DeGuzman

Strange cyclopean creatures who look like the defeated Cykroth are attacking Morgan, Mariah and Shakira while back home, the area affected by the aging spell is expanding and Tara is wondering why it is taking Morgan so long to get back with a cure. A lot of action takes place during this issue and finally, all of the plot threads that have been woven over the past dozen plus issue are starting to come together. The wizard that Morgan has been seeking makes an appearance and manages to help our heroes out much to his detriment while Machiste realizes that Mariah is missing and he is more than a little enraged, almost uncharacteristically so. There is also the matter of the CIA agent who first appeared in the fifth Warlord Annual and the man finds that he cannot stop thinking about the Mayans and the strange technology that they had, something which he means to get to the bottom of. You can see that as all of these plot threads start to converge, they are doing so around Travis Morgan and the man is going to have more problems than he ever dreamed he would soon enough, never mind trying to save his daughter which almost seems like an afterthought at this point. Of late, Shakira has been playing a bigger role in the book and the fact that she is getting tired of Morgan’s constant dawdling and current proclivities means a confrontation with her is eminent as well. This book ended up being one of Fleisher’s better issues as there was finally a little movement on the main plot, a story that has already been going on for far too long. A really good book with beautiful pencils by Randall and an unrelenting pace to keep you hooked from beginning to end.

4 out of 5

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