Ah! One of my earliest true loves! Of course, the first was Kal El but Travis Morgan was second, most definitely. The Warlord
followed the adventures of U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Travis Morgan as his jet was shot down while over the frozen wastes above a cold-war era Russia. He finds himself in a new Lost World of the kind written about by Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard and the other dynamic fantasy and science fiction writers of the 1800s and early 1900s. I learned to draw greatly due to this buff loin-cloth clad hero, sword in one hand and a magnum in the other. While I was extremely irritated about the 2006 attempt at completely ruining the original story line, I am still hopelessly enamored with the original series. While I have not unpacked my collection in many years for various reasons, I do believe I still own all but a small hand-full of these stories. While the art work and hero was visually pleasing and what caught my attention to begin with, it was the idea of this world’s possible existence that really drew me in. The plot revolved around the Hollow Earth
theory. As a result of reading this series, I spent a lot of time trying to track down the accounts cited in the 1st issue author’s notes (or was it the first issue special? I really need to track down all my comics.) which was not easy for a young girl to do in a small town library pre-internet! I did manage to find some UFO magazines with photos of “Mars’ Hollow Pole Revealed!” I would still love to get my hands on some of these books and magazines that I’ve only just hear about and never actually had a chance to read.
LONG LIVE MIKE GRELL!