He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Dan Fraga, Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he's devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it's up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 20, 2019

    Some of the best reads to come out of DC over the last three years have been from Seeley and the Masters of the Universe corner. With this title exploring a MOTU Multiverse, the potential for this series is only limited by Seeley's vast imagination. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 26, 2019

    Issue one is of He-man and the Masters of the Multiverse's heroes are not He-man and Keldor, but Friend and Fraga. It is a strong foundation, even if it is ripped from the pages of a Jet Li script. I did really like that movie so there is hope. I would recommend giving this a chance and seeing where it goes. It could be just the reboot He-man needs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Nov 20, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading and reviewing He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1. Given that the Masters of the Universe franchise was a major component of my childhood, it's incredible to see that it still has a major place in the realm of comic books in 2019. Combining such an interesting premise, world-building, and nostalgia, the creative team have created a comic that new and old fans of He-Man will surely enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 22, 2019

    OverallI initially got this issue because I was feeling nostalgic, but have found myself totally sucked into Tim Seeley's story and cannot wait for the next issue. It's brilliant to see some of the different incarnations of He-Man and his friends. I also loved that they brought back Gwildor from the movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 20, 2019

    Whether you're a fan of all things He-Man or only have love for the 80's Filmation cartoon, the inside baseball nature of the story doesn't flaunt it's knowledge in the reader's face to prove a point. It uses that information to craft an exciting story that all MOTU fans will thoroughly enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Nov 25, 2019

    If you've never been a He-Man fan, this is the book for you. You can learn all about the different versions of the property and pick the one you like, and go from there. If you're a hardcore fan, it's an absolute thrill to see the different versions of Masters interacting with each other, Bottom line: This is a great comic Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2019

    Dan Fraga delivers some dramatic and well detailed art in this issue. The characters look amazing and there are some great contrasting styles that enhance the look and feel of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 20, 2019

    Id imagine this might be a bit of a tougher sell for readers who arent already massive fans of the character, but hey, those people dont deserve good comics anyway. Simply put, this is Into The Spider-Verse for He-Man fans, and if that's not enough of a recommendation, I really don't know what to tell you. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 20, 2019

    This is the He-Man story that I've been waiting for; He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse is fresh and exciting, and its debut is an impressive one. I highly recommend He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #1 to He-Man fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Nov 27, 2019

    All of this care creates an issue that is much more than simple fan service. He-man and the Master's of the Multiverseis an invitation for any fan across generations to return to the characters they remember and an excellent launching point for a new story where anything can and does happen to characters and expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 20, 2019

    "Masters of the Multiverse #1" is a sharply written and skillfully drawn return to the world of He-Man, with plenty of new twists and old references. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 20, 2019

    It's not the best thing to come out of this line of characters (that would be the phenomenal current She-Ra reboot on Netflix), but it's a worthy successor to the last mini and further proof of how much fun Seeley has playing around with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Nov 27, 2019

    And yet, despite all of these flaws, He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 still has a certain charm. Perhaps its because the book refuses to take itself too seriously. Maybe its just the nostalgia factor of seeing all these obscure characters--Gwildor! The mutants from The New Adventures of He-Man!--in one place. Its not a good comic, by any means, but its still entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Nov 20, 2019

    Nostalgically speaking, there is a lot of fun to be had, particularly with the many references to the MOTUs less popular canon. The inclusion of one such character is likely to cause certain readers to rejoice, while others may turn away in disgust. The scope of this series and the respect to the characters varied history is evident in the last page reveal, which is likely to be equally polarizing to long-time fans. Despite a few missteps, there is a lot of potential to this series, and Im excited to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Nov 20, 2019

    Overall, He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse takes some bold and interesting choices in its debut issue. It's a series that will definitely have a Spider-Verse feel and flavor to it, so if you're in the mood for that type of story, and have a background with Eternia and He-Man characters, I think this is something you'll find fun in. That is a very specific crowd, so if you pick this up and don't recognize the references, or know the characters well, you may come out of this feeling like you got a little less than a huge fan would. Enjoyable, but slightly slow start. Read Full Review

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