Warlord (vol. 1) #18 (February 1979)
Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- Tara misquotes Saaba--she says the witch told them they could find Deimos "in a place of eternal shadow," but what she actually said was "a place of half-light, half-shadow."
- Shadow, Tara's dog, is still with the pair.
- The Shirasians may have pioneered that fundamental of United Federation of Planets chronometry--the stardate.
"Blood moon" is another name for the "hunter's moon" which is the first full moon after the harvest moon (the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox).
Grell engages in a bit of a joke with the name of the alien invaders. "Alces Shirasi" is the species and subspecies name of the Shirasi Moose (Alces alces shirasi), the smallest species of moose--native to Morgan's home state of Wyoming. Perhaps this is sly reference to their penchant for human-ungulate mash-ups, or either Grell just thought it sounded cool.