9/10/2013

DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Script: Keith Griffin
Art: Dexter Soy
Covers: Ed Benes and Randy Mayor
Editor: Michael McCallister
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99 (US)

Over on Earth, a beautiful woman is chased by demonic rats. She seeks help from the mystics of the DC Universe, Justice League Dark. Meanwhile, on Eternia, He-Man and three of the Masters of the Universe, Teela, Stratos, and Man-At-Arms, battle the Horde Troopers of Hordak's Evil Horde, who have taken over the planet. They find a captured Evil-Lyn who tell them that Skeletor has fled to Earth.

That's the basic plot of DC's highly awaited crossover event. Back in the early 80s DC did a MOTU and DCU crossover, but with the company recently publishing the franchise's books, it was only a matter of time before this occurred. This first issue is fun and has a nice pace and flow. The art by Soy looks good, and the covers by Benes and Mayor are beautiful.

I quite enjoy the story and plot, but there are issues I have with it. I don't like that everyone seems to know that Prince Adam and He-Man are on in the same. And, I dislike the changes to He-Man and Skeletor's costumes. But, hey DC has been shitting on their own characters with new looks, so this really isn't too shocking. It's really fucking shitty. Just do a Google search for Lobo's new look and tell me you don't wanna punch someone out for making him look like! But, the changes are offensive enough to turn off a die hard MOTU fan, like myself.

This issue has got my interest, and I will keep reading the mini-series. Considering I don't read comics much nowadays (the last thing I fully read was Thunderbolts #1 (the one with the current roster) and Avengers Vs. X-Men, the first couple of issues), that is saying a lot.

*** out of ****

By the way, this is the first time I ever reviewed a comic-book here. I think I will keep it up. Hope you enjoyed this!

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