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Review: Showcase Presents: Warlord
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5:37 am
01/26/2011


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Some good old fashioned fantasy mixed in with more modern influences. Expect fights galore, a whole multitude of strange species, and a diverse group of clans/empires for The Warlord to interact with.


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5:45 am
01/26/2011


Ian

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Thanks for tackling a showcase book, Simon! These ones can take a lot of effort to review, in part just because they're so packed!

Luckily, this wasn't one with a hundred different authors. Some of them really run the gamut in terms of quality.

10:23 am
01/26/2011


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Thanks for the education Simon. Up until now I've never heard of Warlord. It looks really interesting. I love the nostalgia that's associated with these showcase collections due to their art and golden age style. I laughed at how the explanation of what's going on is so simple "you're in the middle of earth silly…what's not to get about that?"

11:07 am
01/26/2011


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This one is Bronze Age, actually. The showcase books, as far as I can tell, are all Silver/Bronze Age, except for two Modern Age ones. Maybe just the Booster Gold one.

11:24 am
01/26/2011


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Ahh…I wasn't aware of that. I still have a fairly hard time telling the ages apart by looking at the art except for extreme examples. Today's full of comic education :-)

11:40 am
01/26/2011


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Golden Age art tends to be a lot more basic. When in doubt, check the database entry! Except for a few misses, most should have tags and I think almost everything has dates.

3:48 pm
01/26/2011


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Yeah, to me Golden Age is classic "This is what you read in your childhood." Over the top heroics and some really silly stuff.

I still can't believe how much depth you have put in this site. I totally forgot about the "Age" categories that you set up for trades. You have put so much in already that at your one year anniversary you should just scrap it and restart ;)

I'm actually reading a ton of DC trades in order from Identity Crisis up until Return of Bruce Wayne. I just finished Batman and Son and will start Green Arrow: The Road to Jericho soon. I have about 100 trades left until I hit RoBW. I will then start all over at the beginning with Green Lantern Emerald Dawn and Batman Shaman. I'll likely pickup some much older collections (showcase) too at that point if I can. It think it will be interesting to see the differences between now and then with an indepth reading.

9:28 pm
01/26/2011


Ian

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definitely interesting. educational!

There is that old saying about the golden age of comics being whenever you were ten.

9:59 pm
01/26/2011


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That's funny. If that is true this THIS is currently the golden age for a ridiculous amount of readers since we're STILL in the "Modern Age" right?

10:15 pm
01/26/2011


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I've seen talk of the Copper Age and Computer Age. And most convincingly: The Dark Age

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmw…..ComicBooks

It's all rather confusing.

I'll be able to figure it out better once we've had 20 years distance.

10:08 am
01/27/2011


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Well by that saying my golden age is:
-Superman Man for all Seasons
-Batman Cataclysm

11:25 am
01/27/2011


Ian

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and mine is mostly milestone titles.

12:25 pm
01/27/2011


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Ian said:

I've seen talk of the Copper Age and Computer Age. And most convincingly: The Dark Age
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmw…..ComicBooks
It's all rather confusing.
I'll be able to figure it out better once we've had 20 years distance.


I really like that "age" classification. I think it's very appropriate. I wanted to thank you for the link and further info, until I realized it was a TV Tropes link…like I don't have enough time wasters right now! I'll be stuck there now for the rest of the day ;-)

9:50 pm
01/27/2011


Ian

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haha yeah, I should have warned you. That site is dangerous.

8:33 pm
01/28/2011


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Man…years and years ago I stumbled across a First Issue Special #8 in a cheapo box in the backroom of real seedy store in…Vegas, I think. I figured it was destiny and so I tracked down every issue of Warlord. This was back when searching for comics and that thrill meant something instead of going on eBay or just picking up the trade. I still have them all in one of the several dozen longboxes in my garage…and I miss that feeling (the best adventure was completing a ROM collection!) Warlord rocked. None of the reboots or restarts worked, but those early issues were just chock full of in. I have the Showcase here, because I'm a damned idiot completist, but I doubt it'll ever get cracked open. If I want to read it, I'm going to the source.

9:14 pm
01/28/2011


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Ryard, that was one amazing post man, thanks so much for sharing with us. It's definitely different with the internet now. Hunting for a rarity is just a mouse click and credit card number away.

9:40 pm
01/28/2011


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I still get that thrill when a rare trade shows up on ebay. There's still stuff out there that's hard to find (for a reasonable price, anyway.)

I'm waiting on a Shazam Monster Society of Evil hardcover that's almost impossible, for one. When I got a deal on the Deadman Collection, I was similarly excited.

Nowadays a lot of my fun comes from finding low prices on these rarities. I have self imposed limits cause of pretty strict budgeting.

8:43 am
01/29/2011


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Warlord was one of those titles that I never heard anything about and from first glance looks bit questionable; I think I saw the Showcase on-line for a couple pounds and thought I may as well get it, one of the best bargins I've ever found.

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