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So it ends, this relaunch of THE WARLORD, only able to hang on for 16 issues this time. Despite some excellent work by Mike Grell as writer and sometimes artist, the magic seems to be gone, which is too bad, I enjoyed this run. The final issue is a bit of a rush toward closure, tying up as many plotlines as possible, while still leaving some room for a return perhaps, at least of Travis Morgan’s son, Morgan having already been given a fine sendoff by Grell in an earlier issue. Despite all the bases that need to be touched, there’s some nice character moments here, and enough explosions to call it an action finale.
I really don’t see anything wrong with Grell’s art, but perhaps younger readers didn’t warm to it, or prefer superheroes. To me it’s a great combination of grace and power, bringing the kind of style to swords and sorcery that’s hard to find elsewhere today.
Well done, Mike. As with previous issues, recommended.