Here's another look at one of Warlord's backup features--the one running in the issues I've been reviewing in recent weeks:
First Appearance: Warlord #55 (1982)
Featured as Back-up: Warlord #55-62
Next Seen: Arion, Lord of Atlantis #1 (November 1982)
His Story: Arion is the Grand Mage to the King of Atlantis and Atlantis' defender against the encroaching ice age and the forces of Chaos--including his brother, Garn Daanuth. Arion was the creation of writer Paul Kupperberg and artist Jan Duursema. It's a more "high fantasy" series than the most of comic's fantasy offerings that tend to be in a Sword & Sorcery mode. The series lasted 35 issues and Arion made contemporaneous appearances in Crisis on Infinite Earths. After 1985, Arion didn't appear again until 1991's Books of Magic vol. 1 #1, which was followed by a six issue limited series Arion the Immortal.
How He's Like the Warlord: He's got ties to Atlantis and a swordswoman consort. He's also resembles Jennifer Morgan, the Warlord's daughter, with his magical prowess and flowing locks.
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