He-Man & The Masters of the Universe #1

He-Man & The Masters of the Universe #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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First exciting issue of the new, ongoing adventures of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! While the Masters of the Universe mourn the loss of a fallen friend, Hordak infiltrates Eternia! Featuring the return of She-Ra! Now known as Despara, the most lethal weapon in Hordak's army, she returns to Eternia as He-Man's newest enemy!

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2013

    Art quirks aside, this is a great second start for a franchise that was already in good hands. Now that the creative team shifts of the mini-series are behind us, I have high hopes for Giffen's continued revamp of the He-Man mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 18, 2013

    No doubt, Keith Giffen knows exactly whom his audience is with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1. People like me. People that know enough about this setting and characters that we don't need any recap. It might cost the book the casual reader, but who the heck is going to pick up He-Man wondering just what it's about? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 19, 2013

    Overall, it's got some spark with the dialog (something Giffen is good at), but it all feels kind of half-assed. Granted, it's hard to go full-assed at something like He-Man. They have a lobster guy named Clawful, you know, and a guy with a big fist named Fisto. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 is certainly a step up from the old cartoon as far as characterization, but that's not saying a whole lot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Apr 18, 2013

    For new readers, there is no grounding for anything. No characters are adequately introduced, no events are even remotely given exposition. It's just flying blind. I have some basis in the characters and story, but still felt largely lost while reading. It's definitely only for readers who have read past miniseries and other related things. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 18, 2013

    In addition to being a thick read due to the civilian attire the primary characters sport throughout most of the issue, the lineage of characters and relationships is not something new readers are going to easily discern. Once again, however, I find myself reiterating that perhaps newer readers are not the target audience. "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" #1 is a niche book reaching out to a niche audience and I hope fans of the franchise enjoyed this first issue more than I did. Read Full Review

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