- Series: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (July 16, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401240224
- ISBN-13: 978-1401240226
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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James Robinson is English born but has lived in Southern California for almost twenty years. He has spent many of those years solely as a writer of comics, most noteworthy being THE GOLDEN AGE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, STARMAN and Leave It To Chance. In addition to the page, Robinson has also written several screenplays, including the movie adaptation of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. He currently is the writer of EARTH 2.
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I'll admit, it felt repetetive, with each villain saying almost the same thing during their introduction, which pretty much boiled down to "Why kill He-Man outright when I can make it more interesting?"
The other issue I have is that, to me, this doesn't really work as a standalone book; it doesn't have a clear backstory, and the end is somewhat anti-climactic.
BUT, the art is very nice, and harkens the very VERY early He-Man comics; and it is also more Conan-esque, which I see as a plus given the psuedo-Hyborian feel of Eternia. The plot is pretty decent, as is the dialog, with Skeletor being especially well written.
In closing; good but not great as a standalone tale, but taken holistically (with the other comics in mind) it probably works better.
First lest talk about the pro's of this new he-man comic. The art is excellent and the book has almost off of your favorite characters here. The story is solid and does not really story far from previous version of masters of the universe. The characters were well done in my opinion and behave close to what you would expect.
As for the cons the first couple of stories do not explain were certain characters are and what happened to them, It does explain right away why Skeletor does not simply destroy the main characters when he ahs the chance. In fact Skeletor and his followers come off as a bit stupid at first. A few people may have a problem some of the minor changes. This is not completely the same as the filmation he-man and is closer to the 2002 version. He-man may occasionally kill some one and their and slight changes with other characters as well. King Randor for one is far different than he was portrayed in the filmation series. One maim character in particular in other versions plays little to no part here.
In all I enjoyed this book it may not be for every one. Some fans of the original series many not like small changes and the first. There are some weak elements in eh first book, but if you keep reading it gets better as the series progesses. I loved all the different version of he-man and this just gets better and better with each book. They have even done books with she-ra,Hordak and many of her set of villains I personally love these books and am waiting for the next ones to be released on kindle.
Alas, this is awful. I think my 8 year old self would have liked it, but that my 10 year old self would not have. The plot is silly and predictable, the dialogue is stale and the characterizations are weak. The art is below average as well.
The Dave Wilkins covers are fantastic, and are reminiscent of Alex Ross's work on the DC Universe. They are 4-star covers. That said, it can't save this dismal collection. Buy it for a young child, but otherwise I suggest you pass.