Issue by Issue – The Warlord #115

Warlord_Vol_1_115Writer – Micheal Fleisher
Artist – Ron Randall
Inker – Ron Randall
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – Carrie Spiegle

Desaad is still up to no good and has teamed up with a Vashak assassin to continue his destruction of Morgan’s good name and cause as much mayhem as he can. Travis meanwhile has returned with Shakira and Mariah and much closer to home courtesy of the wizard they were originally searching for. Sadly, the wizard was never able to come with them, instead sacrificing himself to protect Skartaris and yet still finding a way to help our hero out by transporting him nearly all the way back home. Trouble soon makes its way to the companions, both from the general populace and from Desaad and when the villain captures Tara, that unknowingly leads to his defeat for he just made the biggest mistake he could ever do involving Morgan. The finale to the grand storyline that Michael Fleisher is weaving is getting ever closer and this book finally finds Morgan back home, though it was not really the homecoming that he expected. So while Morgan has not exactly saved his daughter as of yet, you know that it is just over the next hill and in the meantime, it is not the only plot thread that is going on that needs wrapping up. One of the more prominent storylines involves Mariah and her love for Morgan which she knows is false on his part, for he only has one woman in his heart and it is not Mariah. That is something that Mariah finally learns definitively when it is discovered that Tara had been kidnapped. Though it is essentially finished, part of that plot will continue on at least until the next issue because there is still Machiste to deal with and things are not going to go down easy once he re-enters the picture. While there is a lot of action, all drawn by the great Ron Randall, it is the dramatic points that really hit home, especially the reunion between Morgan and Tara. Strong stuff by all involved.

4 out of 5

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