Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- Grimfang is in sort of an isolated place to attract a lot of visitors, it seems. The time it took to acquire her collection must matter less to someone apparently as long-lived as Astarte.
- How does Morgan instantly know where Astarte's statues came from just from figuring out the liquid isn't wine?
This issue is largely Greek mythology inspired. It's got a winged horse (pegasus), a centaur, and a women who turns things to stone--though admittedly, not with her gaze like a gorgon. Like Circe, Astarte offers refreshment which will transform the consumer.
Arvak Thunderhoof seems to have a bit of the classical centaur lecherousness, though he plays more like a seventies ladies' man than the would-be abductors of myth.
"Astarte" is the Greek name of a goddess of the Eastern Mediterranean of Semitic origin. Her purview was fertility and war.