The Warlord #1

The Warlord #1

Writer: Mike Grell Artist: Joe Prado Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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At the Roof of the World in Tibet, a team of paleontologists and adventurers has made the find of the century: perfectly preserved dinosaur specimens that appear to have died mere days before! Their expedition takes a deadly turn when they uncover an impossible portal to another world an unbelievable country at the hollow center of the Earth, the mythical land of Skartaris! But they're not the first surface-worlders to find themselves stranded in Skartaris, and their arrival in his peaceful home triggers an unforgettable new adventure for the hero who has taken the land as his own: Travis Morgan, the Warlord! This new ongoing series marks the return of creator Mike Grell to the fantasy saga that made him famous! Reunite with Tara, Shakira, Tinder and the rest of the cast in a story that continues the adventures of the Warlord but opens up a new era where any reader can jump aboard.Along with Grell's scripts and lushly painted covers comes the art of rising star Joe Prado (ACTION COM

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 13, 2009

    It's good to see this comic back again, and here's hoping for another long run of stories from Grell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Apr 13, 2009

    Anyway, if you're a longtime fan of Mike Grell's character, this new Warlord series is something you will probably like. If you're not, I suggest trying it--but also plan on buying Showcase Presents: The Warlord volume one when it comes out in September. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Mar 6, 2006

    Warlord #1 is Bruce Jones doing what he does best: relating the story of a man displaced either by inner demons or, in the case of Travis Morgan, physical rupture. He enjoys telling tales of solitary men up against great odds and how these men struggle to persevere under these adverse conditions. Plus, Jones really gets his readers emotionally involved in any of his stories. In this first issue, we are confronted with the sneering, gigantic presence of Brovis, who we all know Travis will encounter very shortly in battle. As I saw this character and read the comments he made, bile built up in my throat, and I wanted more than anything for the Warlord of old to take this guy out. And I know that Jones wont leave me disappointed! However, my favorite element of his writing is his lack of predictability, and I really hope he uses that skill to approach or exceed his previous work on the Hulk and Vigilante. Long live the Warlord! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Mar 6, 2006

    Overall, a somewhat average beginning, especially in terms of the story that shows a lot of promise. No, this is not Mike Grells Warlord. While based on Grells creation, this is an entirely different Warlord. And thats not a bad thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 9, 2009

    "The Warlord" #1 isn't a bad debut, but (like so many first issues) it seems to stop before it quite gets moving. With the market not exactly in a boom of prosperity at the moment, I can't help but think that a stronger first issue is needed in order to survive. Hopefully this return of "The Warlord" will survive the transition to double-digit issue numbers, but it's going to need to be more than just good to do that. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Mar 6, 2006

    But not me. While DC has resurrected Jonah Hex and Sgt. Rock with solid results, I feel theyve missed the mark with The Warlord, and thats a shame. Read Full Review

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