ReviewTitle: “The City in the Sky”
Synopsis: When winged dinosaurs make off with Mariah, Travis Morgan and Machiste pursue them to a city in the sky.
Writer: Mike Grell
Mike Grell’s Warlord is not the most original series, as it mines heavily from the pulp fantasies that came before it. But Grell goes about this business energetically, and his passion for the material is contagious. Like most issues, this story is simple but a lot of fun, as the characters wrestle with familiar sci-fi-and-fantasy tropes. As an artist, Grell continues to be a poor man’s Neal Adams, which really isn’t a bad thing. With both his storytelling and control of anatomy improving, Warlord is one of the better-drawn books of its time.
Cool factor: Dinosaurs, robots, AND a cyborg cannibal? What’s not to love?!
“All slaves are man-made, Morgan!”Machiste, king of Kiro
Published and © by DC, August-September 1977
Cover by Mike Grell
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Editor’s note: This review first appeared on Comics Bronze Age, March 12, 2009.