Warlord (vol. 1) #21 (May 1979)
Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- Faithful Shadow makes her last appearance.
The title of this issue ("Terminator") references the land of shadow Deimos's Fortress occupies, but more thematically again reaches back to the Latin root terminus to evoke endings. This is the end of Morgan and Tara's quest, and the end of the "third book" or story arc of the series, but also the end of Morgan as leader of men and inspiration (at least for a while).
Joshua becomes the archetypical "hidden monarch" found in so much fantasy fiction. The revelation of his identity, and his reconciliation with his family, is the ulimtate ending that would seem to be need in the Warlord's tale--and ending that doesn't come in this series, at least.