The Revenge

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Secret Six (Volume 3) #28
Written by Gail Simone
Art by J. Caliafore

 

Diemos is defeated and everyone returns from Skartaris (well except for Lady Vic) and the Six may be working at least part-time for Amanda Waller now. It looked like King Shark was sticking around too but I am not sure. I loved the final scene with Giganta’s revenge on that rat bastard Dwarfstar…priceless!

Catman the Warlord

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Secret Six (Volume 3) #27
Written by Gail Simone
Art by J. Caliafore

 

Catman as the Warlord! War in Skartaris! Amanda Waller gets her revenge! The return of Diemos! King Shark loses an eyeball! This is awesome stuff…what an issue Simone has written here! Go read it! The only thing is some scenes the art seemed a little off…maybe rushed otherwise this was pretty near awesome.

Warlord 14 – 16

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #14
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chard Hardin

 

Hmmm so an alien has landed in Skartaris and the new Warlord, Joshua/Tinder has to fight it and somehow his unborn sibling is healing him magically. Interesting stuff.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #15
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

 

Grell is linking this all with 2012 theories and it is very interesting. Who is returning? And are these aliens talking about Skartaris or the outer Earth? I wish this series could continue longer as Skartaris is a beautiful place with a lot to offer in storytelling judging by some of the visuals in this issue.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #16
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

You can tell that Grell wanted more issues to finish his story as this was kind of a rushed ending but I think it was a great way to end the book. He does not bring back Travis Morgan but instead has the new Warlord and the rest of the gang seal off Skartaris from Earth to stop an alien invasion. At least that is how I understood it. I loved the message to the general at the end telling the story of Skartaris. Who knows when we will see Skartaris again? But this was a great little ending to Grell’s epic.

Warlord 11 – 13

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #11
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

The Warlord takes off to fight his newly reborn archenemy Deimos in this issue and we learn about what Warlord believes happened to his son. It is interesting. Grell’s art seemed a little off here I don’t know it was like rushed at some parts, otherwise I have nothing to complain about.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #12
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

This story is pretty rushed for something of such immense importance. Really it seemed like panels were missing or something. I don’t really get what exactly happened with Tinder – but it is revealed that he is in fact Warlord’s son. Travis Morgan is killed in this issue and I assume Tinder aka Joshua will become the new Warlord.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #13
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin

The new Warlord faces a monster from outer space that has crashed in Skartaris. This was all set up but it was cool to see General Lane…or at least I think it was General Lane. All I know is that this book could really benefit by being more connected to the rest of the DCU.

Warlord 9 and 10

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #9
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

I love that this issue features a guy with a video camera interviewing people about the life of Travis Morgan – The Warlord. It serves as a great plot device to update new readers like myself. The half-naked people and sex can be a little distracting at times, but oh well I suppose it is part of the appeal of the book and the world of Skartaris.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #10
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell and Chard Hardin

I have to say that enjoy Hardin’s art much better then Grell’s. Grell’s art seems…well…old and seventies. Hardin’s style is just easier on the eyes. I am liking this arc a lot as we discover more about the Warlord’s past.

Warlord 5 – 7

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #5
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin

Come on DC! This is a series that needs a recap. You don’t promote it at all and then don’t even recap what has gone before in the beginning. It’s like they want this to fail. Ugh. This was good, I just couldn’t remember some of what had gone before.

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Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin

The enemy is defeated and the first arc of this comes to a conclusion. It was a nice battle but I guess I expected more out of this then I got. What happened to Joe Prado?

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #7
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

So the Warlord has amnesia and we learn about the old gods. Sure this was pretty to look at but extremely decompressed.

Give An 82-Year-Old Man Some Respect

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #4
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Joe Prado

Joe Prado returns this issue to bring this book back in my favor. After last issue was a little confusing, this issue explained a whole lot and got me excited for this series again. Sadly, it seems that no one is reading it and it has no marketing push from DC but I will enjoy the ride while it lasts. Prado’s art is breathtaking and it really seems that this story is building to something spectacular. Grell writes some really amusing moments such as when the Warlord realizes it’s 2009 in the outside world and he is now 82-years-old or when he asks who is president now. I liked when Shakira turned into a cat as well. Pick this up people, if you like this kind of stuff you won’t be disappointed.