Review by: xdanman07

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Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Philip Tan & Ruy Jose
Cover by Dave Wilkins

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Ok, Maybe I’m bias because I grew up watching this animated character with my little brother sitting on the floor eating cheerios or maybe it’s the fact that I had a plastic sword down the back of my shirt till the an age that I’m embarrassed to admit or maybe it’s because every time I’ve held any object that could resemble a sword I’ve held it in the air and roared “I HAVE THE POWERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!” or maybe it’s just that the He-man comics have been great.
Keith Giffen does a great job of giving the reader a combination of familiarities as well as equally interesting new twists and turns with a story that seems to flow as smooth as lightning flows through a sword in front of Castle Grayskull. The familiarities are simple, the characters, the look, the feel, the world, the sword! Ahhhhh so awesome. (its not like a new story was made-up using the He-Man Characters names throwing a “Masters of the Universe” title on it and having the only glimmer of good being Frank Langella wearing a skull mask, the sword didn’t even look the same, wtf)
The new dimensions Griffen has created are really working well. For starters the dialog between all characters seems to be updated for a more mature audience, hence people in their thirties who watched the cartoon over two decades ago. Also the tweaks to the story line add to the overall intrigue, such as Skeletor being He-Man’s uncle, brilliant!
It’s almost as if this moving animated story from our childhood has been developed and enhanced as its put to one dimensional pages, having these characters come to life from television to comic pages is a total reversal from tradition. The characters seem to have grown up as we have, they sound more mature, and they have more complex dilemmas that can’t be solved in a thirty minute episode (My buddy and The Animal commercials included).
This last issue “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” #6 concluded the first story line, hopefully this comic will continue and offer new stories and tight jams for these recognizable, well known characters that we haven’t heard from in a while. Also without giving too much away, I want to know what the hell happened to Orko????? His name is only mentioned once in this entire arc and I’m still asking WTF ORKO WTF????????????

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I’m with you, man. I love me some MoTU! I still love that show and watch it often with my kids, who also love it.

    This was a very fun story arc. I actually wish they would have drawn the whole amnesia storyline out more. Things seemed to come together a little too fast, but maybe that’s just because I was enjoying it so much. This issue was a great payoff. I was shocked (in a good way) at the brutality of the fight at the end! Plus…WHAT THE CRAP HAPPENED WITH ORKO?!?

    As I understand it, this is a miniseries, but it sold well enough that an regular ongoing series is going to start up in the next few months. The “origin of He-Man” one-shot that came out this week was really cool also!

    • I agree, All the one shots were really good so far, I would love to see a Thundercats Mini soon. Not the New cartoon network version but the world we are used too- Lion-o and Panthro Jacked! Muscles bulging old school thundercats hoooooooo style

  2. Thanks for the review

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