The Warlord

From Who's Who #25. Art by Mike Grell.

Personal Data

Alter Ego: Travis Morgan
Occupation: Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force, now adventurer
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Rachel Morgan (first wife, deceased), Tara (second wife), Jennifer Morgan (daughter), Joshua (Tinder, son), Marie (sister-in-law)
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Skartaris
First Appearance: First Issue Special #8
Height: 6' (183 cm)
Weight: 188 lbs. (84.5 kg)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White


US Air Force pilot Travis Morgan became a widower when his wife Rachel was killed in an automobile accident. Their daughter Jennifer was then eight years old and, believing life on an Air Force base was inappropriate for her, Morgan sent her to live with her Aunt Marie. Morgan subsequently served in the Vietnam War.

Morgan was sent by the Pentagon on a secret aerial spy mission to photograph a new Soviet installation. The Soviets fired missiles at his plane, and though the missiles did not hit it, the explosion of one missile damaged Morgan's jet, causing a severe fuel leak. Heading to Alaska over the North Pole, Morgan finally ran out of fuel.

Parachuting from the plane, Morgan descended through an inter-dimensional nexus from Earth's Arctic region to the otherdimensional realm of Skartaris. Soon he rescued Tara, the heir to the throne of the city of Shamballah, from a carnivorous dinosaur. Morgan and Tara were captured and brought to the city of Thera, where he first encountered his archfoe, the high priest Deimos. Tara taught Morgan her language, and they escaped from Thera. She also tutored him in swordsmanship. Later Morgan was enslaved and trained as a gladiator. He led other gladiators to freedom, and intended to bring liberty to the people of Skartaris.

Travis Morgan became known in Skartaris as the great warrior called the Warlord. He eventually married Tara, who became ruler of Shamballah, and they had a son, Joshua. Deimos kidnapped Joshua and used advanced technology to clone the baby and then advance the clone rapidly into adulthood. Morgan, thinking the clone was his true son, was forced to shoot and kill the clone in battle. Morgan now believes his son is dead, when actually Joshua was brought up by peasants and still lives under the name of Tinder.

The Warlord has made some notable friends and allies, including Machiste, Mariah and Shakira. His daughter Jennifer came to Skartaris in search of him and became the realm's supreme sorceress. The Warlord has seemingly abandoned his dream of bringing liberty to all Skartaris, but is continually going on far-flung adventures. His marriage to Tara has undergone strains, but is still strong. Recently, the Warlord played a major role in freeing Shamballah from conquest by the forces of New Atlantis, thus helping restore Tara to her throne.

Powers & Weapons

Travis Morgan is a brilliant military strategist and leader, a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, a superb marksman with a gun and an extraordinary swordsman. eom

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