Here Are 2 Things From This Week in Comics That We Don’t Even Have the Energy to Make Jokes About

So, this is happening now, I guess. He-Man and Angela. If you, for some reason, want to know more, you can click on those, and other people will explain it. Not the “why” obviously, but the “what”, I suppose.






  1. Yeah… that Angela “redesign”. I’ll admit to knowing very little about the character, and grant that it could all make total sense in context of the story, but I can’t help but see it as another example of comics often being it’s own worst enemy.

  2. Cantankerous Josh is the best Josh. Thank you for the laugh!

  3. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Huh. Well, Superman and He-Man met twice in the 1980s, so their crossing over again isn’t exactly unprecedented. Also, there was a toy line a few years ago which had one DC figure and one MOTU figure in each unit. But I can’t guess why this story is happening right now.

    • Because DC is grasping at straws? Just a guess.

      “It’s time to give the fans what they want. Ya know what the fans want? They want a DC/He-Man story. We’ll call it ‘DC-Man’! This shit sells itself!”

    • Considering Jeff pointed out this has happened before and that DC has often cross-promoted with He-Man, and they have an active license for the MOTU characters, this is logical. The only straw-grasping going on here is this accusation.

    • Yea…because so much is going well for DC in the DC books right now…lets branch out to He-Man. This was a head scratcher even when it had James Robinson attached as writer. Maybe it was even more perplexing then…I don’t know anymore.

      Seriously, I haven’t been this close to dumping DC in my whole life…and I’ve been at this a long time.

    • This just sounds to me like people still pouting over the New 52. Will it ever end? Will they ever accept it or just move on with their lives? I hope so, I really hope so.

  4. I was wondering where the Masters of the Universe fit into Trinity War . . .

    Can’t say that Angela costume is any worse than the original or better or whatever . . .

    Yeah, it is difficult coming up with much to say about these . . .

  5. On the upside, it looks like they’re toning down the fiddly linework on Superman.

  6. So is DC resorting to releasing fan fiction now? Also, Marvel, I don’t think belts work that way.

  7. You can never have too many He-Man cross overs.

  8. I feel like I should be cynical about the DC/He-Man crossover, but it actually sounds fun.

  9. Huh. Can’t wait for the Moss-Man Swamp Thing team-up.

  10. I dunno who the hell this Angela is, but I’m guessing she used to own a pair of pants?

  11. That’s a big belt.

  12. I don’t read Green Lantern.. Is he that bad of a shot with his ring.. He over shot everyone.

  13. I assume the He-Man thing is just a silly cross-over and once it’s over it’s over. See also: Avengers/Transformers, Batman vs Aliens, Star Trek/X-Men, etc etc etc.

    Angela, though. Yeah.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      I don’t imagine anyone was concerned that the Masters of the Universe incursion into the New 52 (or vice versa) would result in a lasting occupation.

  14. Will Joker and Luthor team up with Skeletor? Probably.

    Will Wonder Woman and Angela be cometetive at first and then learn to respect each other? Probably.

    Will He-Man hear Green Lantern say “Beware my power ..” and reply with “I have the power!”? Probably.

    Will I read this? No.

    Will it make for some hilarious podcast moments? Absolutely.

  15. My favorite thing in comics is characters that armor up their arms & legs, then leave their guts & necks & heads exposed.

    “Stabbed through the belly, but at least I’ve got my kneecaps!”

  16. *sigh*…

  17. Superman and He-Man in the same series? Weird.

  18. i kinda wonder if this kinda stuff is the future of Big2 comics? With the rise of creator owned, we won’t be seeing original characters coming out of those publishers much anymore, so now its crossovers with IP they already own.

    I want to see a dark and gritty Scooby Doo and Batman team up! (not really…but kinda)

    • Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

      It’s far from dark and gritty, but they Batman and Scooby-Doo have met twice. And it was wonderful. Check it out on DVD.

    • i know and i have that DVD! heh Globetrotters, don knotts and carol channing eps also rule.

      side story, i loaned it out to a former co-worker..he moved and it took me a year to get it back. but i got it. =)

      Imagine Snyder re-writing this team up? Would be insane.

    • A friend and I were just discussing this issue last weekend (the lack of original characters from the big two, not Scooby-Doo meeting Batman), Neither of us could remember the last time either Marvel or DC launched a series with a brand new character. The closest I could think of was Alpha and he had already received a test run in Spider-Man. I hadn’t thought of creators keeping back their original creations for the indies, but it makes perfect sense. Unless its a concept that only fits in the preexisting universe, why throw away the control you can over it somewhere else? Still, it is a sad statement on the freshness of the big two.

      As for Scooby-Do meeting Batman, could Titus be part of the adventure? Also, could Shaggy help break Bruce out of the grief induced funk he’s been in lately? I guess we’ll find out in Batman & Scooby-Do? (Maybe, this’ll be the key to who the new Robin will be . . ?)

    • @Cosmo

      I always figured there just isn’t enough demand at the big two. Batman will always sell, regardless of the book’s quality, but well liked books with new or obscure leads can’t always hold an audience.

    • Ya you got something there Wally.. they have to double dip to find characters now.

    • I think Deadpool was the last successful new character. Also the Avengers Academy ones. I mean besides that, its all stuff from our parents and grandparents eras…

  19. Angela redesign is fairly bad, the black around the eyes was one of the coolest looking parts of the character and its replaced by red lines. I am glad to see the ribbons, not sure about the 90’s lack of clothes/belt.
    I will say I actually think he did a pretty good job on the headpiece.

    I’m really not sure what to think of Jim Lee Justice League vs Masters of the Universe. He-Mans costume looks real dumb.

    • I think the re-design of Angela is something along the lines of, make her look like a functioning human being and then keep the outfit roughly the same. Shame on Joe Quesada and Marvel for thinking this was a good move. I look at the progress with Captain Marvel, Psylocke and Gamora and then this happens. Do they ever want to be taken seriously?

      Oh Jim Lee… Great penciller, but what is Wonder Woman and her counterpart actually doing in that image? I’m sure it ain’t easy doing such a big image, but the body positions on so many of these characters is all wrong.

      I am totally with Josh on this. I just… I just don’t know what to think about comics sometimes.

    • Apparently it is Ed Benes art, it looks very Jim Leeish to me though, I guess wonder woman’s face is maybe slightly different than i’m used to seeing from lee.

  20. I try to be positive about things, but both of these ideas are freaking retarded.

  21. That’s an awfully big belt for a woman who doesn’t wear pants.

  22. Looks like this Angela at least has panties on.

    I miss her one bigger clunky boot though.

  23. I’m not sure how I feel about He-Man wearing more clothes than Angela.

  24. DC, You’ve had too much to drink! You need to go to bed!

  25. Idk, the Masters of the Universe/DC Crossover might be fun. I will never know, because I won’t read it, but it doesn’t make me mad or anything.

    The Angela thing is just pointless. I can’t wait until ten years from now when Marvel loses the rights to Angela and can’t reprint the twenty crossovers she appears in.

  26. Not understanding the bitching and the ‘look how bad DC is now!’ with this He-Man crossover. DC has been doing this for years guys! Suddenly we’re gonna decide this is the low point for the company? Lame.

    Angela…..Should I give a fuck? Seriously I have no idea! Unless Spawn is suddenly gonna come a-knocking I’m not sure why this is such a big deal. That costume is hideous and degrading.

    • I agree with both of the things you said. DC and Marvel both have had tons of crossovers. So has Dark Horse and IDW and Image. How is this any different? I think it will be fun, and if you don’t want it, don’t read it.

      And Angela is only a big deal because of Neil Gaiman and his lawsuit against Todd MacFarlane. I don’t think there are very many fans of the character these days – most people don’t know, don’t care.

  27. I think the caption/title of this article said enough.

  28. Am I the only one who doesn’t know what the big deal about Angela is? I’m not trying to be snarky.

    • I don’t even know who she is.

    • I remember her from Spawn back in the day, and I guess she was kinda popular for a while, but really, if she wasn’t a Neil Gaiman character, nobody would give a damn at all. She’s a warrior woman – wow, what a fantastic innovative character – Marvel is so lucky to have her.

      Teela is cooler, anyway.

    • I think she was some kind of Angelic warrior that hunts Hellspawn, but yea if she wasn’t created by Neil Gaiman nobody would care. Does anybody know if Gaiman owns Caligustro?

    • Angelic assassin from the early days of Spawn comics. Actually a really cool issue

  29. If the JLA/He-Man thing works out, how long till we have a Guardians of the Galaxy or Avengers cross-over with Star Wars?

  30. All the grumps can go outside and yell at squirells.

    Everyone else gets to party with Batman and Man-E-Faces.

  31. Buzzfeed: What are they (He-Man and co) doing in the DC Universe
    Keith Giffen: Basically, Just getting on everybodies nerves

    You said it Keith

  32. I am saving my money for a Justice League Dark / Smurfs cross over. Gargamel makes a deal with arcane powers he doesn’t comprehend in his quest to capture the smurfs. Now, the mushroom forest is littered with tiny blue and squelchy red corpses, and the only bloke left who can smurf them is John Constantine……but is the cure worse than the disease?

  33. Two reasons why I stopped reading super hero books.