Warlord (vol. 1) #19 (March 1979)
Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- This issue isn't designated as part of "The Quest" like the last three.
- The strange color of Skartarian fauna is again on display with a lemon yellow stegosaurus and green bears.
- Ashiya, Deimos’s hag-disguised-as-hottie crony from #10, makes a return appearance.
- Deimos leaves human bones laying around his abode for little Joshua to play with.
The title of this issue refers to the Cossack-like horseman--Morgan specifically calls them such in the story. It may have been directly taken from an older work with Cossack characters. Khlit the Cossack, star of several adventure stories by Harold Lamb, was often referred to as “the Wolf of the Steppes.” Robert E. Howard used the same phrase as this issue's title to describe his Hyborian Age kozaki.
After last issue's science fiction infused story, and the prior issue’s fantasy flourishes, this issue rounds out the review of Warlord’s influences with more a straight-on adventure yarn, if we ignore Deimos’s scenes.