Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- Poor Shadow gets his bits ignobly mixed with Deimos.
- We see the "secret origin" of the Atlantean fleet that founded Skartarian civilization, last seen in issue 5.
- Travis Morgan exists in an alternate universe where fictional characters are real as he was both Lancelot and D'Artagnan in previous lives.
Grell's past life exploring story recalls The Star Rover by Jack London, though the emphasis on "warrior" lives perhaps owes more to Robert E. Howard's reincarnation stories staring James Allison.
Atlantis here isn't the undersea kingdom of most comics, but instead an advanced, pseudo-Greco-Roman land of (some) pulp/adventure fiction. It's also possible Grell took some influence from cinema like Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961), or Hercules and the Captive Women (also 1961).
Morgan's past lives include fictional (and perhaps semi-fictional) characters. Lancelot first comes to prominence in Chretien de Troyes' Le Chevalier de la Charette ("The Knight of the Cart") in the 12th Century, though his name is first mentioned in Chretien's Erec and Enide. He's been an important part of the Arthurian mythos ever since.
Morgan was also a couple of people of relative historical importance. Jim Bowie (1796-1836) is notable for dying at the Alamo and giving his name to a knife, and Crazy Horse (1840-1877) for being an Oglala Lakota war leader, and possible participant at the Battle of Little Bighorn.