Sunday, July 12, 2009

Comic Review: The Warlord #4 (DC Comics) By John H

When time passes us by…

Remember when you were a kid and summer seemed to last forever? Then later in high school it seemed to pass by so fast, now as an adult, months seem to flyby in a matter of days thanks to us being occupied with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Now imagine if time really ceased passing you by, would you pay attention? Well in the case of Travis Morgan, forty years have passed in the blink of an eye…

In Warlord #4, we learn a little more about the evil that is the Golden God, and from whence comes his power. Travis is reunited with a few friends who were thought lost, and the opposing forces are massing for a prolonged engagement before the inevitable siege of Shambala.

The entrepreneur turned self appointed tyrant, Ned Hawkings, seeks to use the ancient magic and technical savvy of the ancient Atlanteans to wreck havoc on the lands of Skartaris. For his plans to come to fruition, Hawkings has set up base in the Citadel that was once used by the evil sorcerer Deimos. He is also in possession of Deimos ancient book of spells, which holds its most vaunted secrets in Atlantean code… one which can only be cracked with the aid of a certain computer technician. Lucky for Hawkings he has someone with a laptop to help.

I feel this is really an awesome series for any number of reasons. Whether it ‘s referencing the first Warlord series, the continuation of a great storyline which adds to the already lengthy Atlantean mythology, and the art that oddly enough reminds me of the style used in a certain role playing game created by another group of “wizards”. Overall, the story just works.

My congratulations go out to Mike Grell, not only because this is a great read, but it keeps getting better as the story progresses.


John H

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