Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Warlord Wednesday: Artists after Grell

Mike Grell was the creator of the Warlord, and certainly the artist most closely associated with the character, but he isn't the only one to bring the adventures of Travis Morgan to the comics page.  Rob Liefield, for instance, got his start at DC penciling a Warlord backup (in #131)--but I'm not going to reproduce any art from that here.  Instead, here are some cool covers penciled by other artists:

Tom Grindberg's cover for #107 is very sword & sorcery and very Conan-esque.  Not surprisingly, Grindberg did work on Marvel's Conan titles:

Rich Buckler gives us Morgan locked in a struggle with a Vashek assassin that may be the death of them both:

Jerry Bingham's cover for #121 finds Morgan jumping into a hail of arrows--somewhat reminiscent of Miller's iconic cover to Daredevil #189:

Last but not least, Dan Jurgens' off-beat cover to #84 highlights Morgan's successful presidential campaign:


The Angry Lurker said...

Great artwork and skill.

Trey said...

Indeed. :)

braumaman said...

Never heard of this comic. I do enjoy the style though.

Meowlissa said...

Amazing art here :)

Dave Felton said...

My interest in The Warlord died when Grell gave up illustrating the book, but I continued to read it hoping for his return until he gave up doing the covers, as well. It's great to see some cool covers that came after Grell.