Sentinels: When Strikes the Warlord


The greatest superhero novel saga of all begins here, with Volume 1 of the SENTINELS Saga!

The power-mad Warlord stands poised to conquer--or destroy!--the universe itself. Can anyone stand in his way?


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The greatest superhero novel saga of all begins here, with Volume 1 of the SENTINELS Saga!

The power-mad Warlord stands poised to conquer--or destroy!--the universe itself. Can anyone stand in his way?

Enter the Sentinels:
College student Lyn Li...
brilliant inventor and total jerk Esro Brachis...
beloved national hero (and amnesiac!) Ultraa...
flamboyant showman Damon Sinclair...
and mysterious alien cyborg Vanadium.

When at last they all clash atop the Warlord's floating city, can the world itself survive..?

This "Anniversary Edition" brings the groundbreaking original Vol. 1 back into print as a newly-updated, stand-alone trade paperback, with five full-page interior illustrations by Chris Kohler. (This book is also available as part of "The Grand Design" Omnibus paperback from White Rocket Books.)

"If you aren't a Sentinels fan yet, it's high time you checked it out. This kind of reading fun doesn't come along every day." --Pulp Fiction Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615809878
  • Publisher: White Rocket Books
  • Publication date: 4/26/2013
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Van Allen Plexico has written seven Sentinels novels (thus far), along with numerous other critically-acclaimed novels and many more short stories and novellas. You can learn about his various projects at
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    Posted April 8, 2012

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    Some books make you feel like you're watching a movie when you r

    Some books make you feel like you're watching a movie when you read them. Others feel like a TV show. Sentinels: When Strikes the Warlord is what I would consider the first book that successfully translates the feel of a comic book into prose. All the tropes and elements are there, from the nonstop action to the pithy dialogue. If I had to point to one single source of inspiration for this novel, it would have to be the work of Jack Kirby, and that's a good thing. The Warlord is reminiscent of DC's Darkseid, while the Sentinels themselves take cues from Iron Man and the Silver Surfer. The action really popped off the page and had cosmic implications, as promised in the cover blurb.

    If there's one complaint I have, it's that the writing felt a little unpolished. Lots of adverbs pepper the tale, as does headhopping and some odd dialogue tags. But in the end, it's a downright enjoyable read for anyone who wants their superheroes with a lot less angst and a lot more energy blasts and force fields.

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