Issue by Issue – The Warlord #124

Warlord_Vol_1_124Writer – Micheal Fleisher
Artist – Jan Duursema
Inker – Tom Mandrake
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – John Costanza

With a dormant volcano exploding, Shamballah is in terrible danger and as such, so is Tara and all the innocent people who reside there. While Morgan rushes to save her, Jennifer Morgan is trying to find the cause of all the unnatural events that have been taking place. Unbeknownst to her, three demons have been trying to raise their goddess from death, one Khnathiti who is not going to be any good for anyone and additionally, taking advantage of all the chaos going on is the villain Scavenger, a simple thief who becomes something more. Delivering all of this excitement is Michael Fleisher, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake and the book is non-stop thrills from beginning to end. Not only is there a natural disaster to contend with, but now our heroes have two new villains who will be making themsevles known and you know that it is going to take everything that they have to deal with them. One of the more interesting things to take place during this issue is the continual invasion of the surface world into Skartaris, this time in the form of Scavenger – a C-level villain if there ever were one. It is a little frustrating to see as it seems like such an easy way out to tell stories without really trying, though Fleisher has done a very good job of late in that department. Handled right, like has been done here, things like the introduction of Power Girl do not seem wholly out of place, though it would have been a lot nicer if things in Skartaris were left to their own accord. Adding to the mix of everything that has been good in the book is the latest art team of Duursema and Mandrake and they really add a very unique and dynamic look to everything, making it their own in the process. Yet again, this was another great issue in a run of great issues.

4 out of 5

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