DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #1

DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #1

Writer: Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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After narrowly escaping his last battle with He-Man, Skeletor has fled to the most unexpected realm to recover: EARTH! Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth’s core magic. Forging an unlikely hunting party, He-Man and company go in search of Skeletor. Finding themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must find a way to stop Skeletor and his mysterious new master! - See more at: http://www.dccomics.com/comics/dc-universe-vs-the-masters-of-the-universe-2013/dc-universe-vs-the-masters-of-the-universe-1#sthash.1mtHCRXC.dpuf

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Sep 6, 2013

    Any fan of He-Man and DC should pick up this series because it is going to be fantastic. Just the mere fact that the DC characters you see in the premiere issue are two of the biggest Mystics in the universe tells you that magic is going to play a huge role and while we know the Justice League will be making appearances, I really think we are going to see Xanadu and Constantine take charge in this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Sep 5, 2013

    DC and Giffen are clearly heading somewhere spectacular with their Masters of the Universe comics. Between the main title and this miniseries, DC is showing they are committed to reviving this property. DC Universe Vs Masters of the Universe #1 is another must read book. It's fun, exciting and brings to life childhood games of having your DC action figures fight your Masters of the Universe. This book will make you feel like a kid again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2013

    That last fact may prove a sticking point for readers who are lured in by Ivan Reis' cover. So far, this is not a crossover predicated on heroes punching other heroes. The actual Justice League characters don't even appear. But this nontraditional approach is exactly what makes DCU vs. MotU work so well in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 9, 2013

    I'm just happy that it wasn't the whole “Earth looks weak so I'll rule there instead of Eternia” direction they could have gone in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Andrew Sanford Sep 5, 2013

    Giffen has been around the block a few times and probably knows to fill in the gaps but I think that is fatal for a first issue where you have two different properties. He fills the book with light banter back and forth with Adam and Teela and Constantine and Xanadu. There is also the obligatory image of Constantine lighting up a cigarette (twice). I can only assume this is written for people that are familiar with both properties as he leaves one major DC character completely unnamed, a minor “Master of the Universe” unnamed, and Skeletor's ally?, spirit power? ghost? unnamed. It certainly is a difficult balance to introduce new readers without pandering to them at the risk of alienating your core fans but this feels like it is written only for the core fans. That is an understandable choice but when coupled with the misleading cover I do think an opportunity was lost. I would welcome any He-Man fans and/or fans of this book to chime in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 4, 2013

    This could've been a good opportunity to hook curious DC fans into learning some more about He-Man's world, but instead this book feels very much like it should've came with a sign that reads “For He-Man Fans Only” because if you don't know your He-Man (or your Justice League Dark) then you're going to have some trouble keeping up. There's too much exposition and not enough fun in this crossover. Read Full Review

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