ReviewTitle: “War Gods of Skartaris”
Synopsis: On the hunt for a unicorn, Morgan is captured by lizard men who worship a recently arrived “god.”
Writer: Mike Grell
This issue gets off to a slow start as the half-a-year delay between issues (see this Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed for details) necessitates another origin recap. But, once the story gets down to business, Grell delivers a fun, done-in-one tale with some clever twists. Even the recap is a treat, though, as Grell executes it as a beautifully drawn two-page spread. The artist really understands the visual nature of the comic-book medium, and he regularly delivers crafty storytelling and explosive splashes. With the exception of some issues with anatomy, Grell is a masterful comic-book artist – and even better comic-book creator.
Cool factor: Nice character moments. Beautiful splashes. Great cover.
“God help me – I love this!”The Warlord, with “it” behind battle and carnage, of course
Published and © by DC, October-November 1976
Cover by Mike Grell
Collected EditionsWarlord #3 is reprinted in:
Editor’s note: This review first appeared on Comics Bronze Age, Feb. 11, 2010.