Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Greetings from Skartaris: "All Men Are Mine" by Mike Grell

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're headed back to Skartaris with Mike Grell and his savage creations, and boy, is this gonna be one far-out trip (and Ol' Groove does mean "trip")! Mike Grell delves into Jim Starlin territory with Warlord #14 (May 1978) and "All Men Are Mine". I mean, the whole ish is a head-trip with Travis Morgan fighting for his life against Death in the form  of a (usually) beautiful woman. Warlord doesn't go cosmic, but hey, it's knockin' around the edges! And don'tcha just love Grell's experimental layouts this ish? That's Iron Mike feeling his artistic oats, right there! Ol' Groove has said it before and I'll say it again--Mike Grell's experimentation with storytelling in his Warlord run was bound to have had a huge influence on the next generation of comicbook storytellers (the good ones, at least)!
















1 comment:

  1. I guess this is technically the same character we later met in Gaiman's Sandman. Was it acknowledged by the post-COIE Who's Who?

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