He-Man / Thunder Cats #1
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He-Man / Thunder Cats #1

Writer: Rob David, Lloyd Goldfine Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe team up with the ThunderCats-the epic crossover event you've waited thirty years to see! In his ever-living desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, Mumm-Ra quests for a weapon that can rival the legendary Sword of Omens: He-Man's Sword of Power! But his dimension-spanning scheme kick starts a cataclysmic crisis that will embroil heroes and villains-Masters, Mutants and ThunderCats-in a mind-blowing six-part saga!

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Oct 5, 2016

    He-Man/ThunderCats #1 may be the best crossover comic ever. The story is exciting and full of fun twists and turns with plenty of action, a good mix of dialogue, and solid characterization of the main characters. Freddie Williams' artwork is absolutely phenomenal. It is some of the best art you will see in a comic. Go out and buy this comic. It is excellent! Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Stephen M. Lyon Oct 20, 2016

    The art in this book is first rate, as is the storytelling. The charming components of the originals are kept, but a more serious tone is taken, through both the art and dialogue. I'm hooked and curious as to where the story is going to take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 5, 2016

    This was a great comic book interpretation of two classic 80's toy properties turned cartoon.  I'm a big fan of how DC has put out various different mini-series over the last few years to hit everyone's particular sweet spot. With He-Man/Thundercats, they have found mine and I'm sure I'm not alone. The art by Freddie L. Williams colored by Jeremy Colwell with an intriguing story put forth by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine is definitely worth the price of admission. I'm not a cover guy either but I think I need the connecting good vs bad guys covers to frame and enjoy while dazing off at work.    Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Todd Young Oct 5, 2016

    It is if you're not expecting an update in the vein of The Dark Knight Returns on some familiar characters from the 80's. He-Man/Thundercats #1 felt like a big-budget summer tentpole, with a lot of flashes, bangs and fighting involving larger than life characters. Some of the moments are, unsurprisingly, for the fans, like a meeting of Skeletor and Mumm-Ra. There will be plenty more moments like that as the series continues. However, there are some moments that will surprise too, like a main character raised in the air on the point of his own sword. It's not Hanna-Barbera He-Man, and its not Frank Miller either. If you're willing to go along with the flow, He-Man/Thundercats looks like it could be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 5, 2016

    Bold, dynamic, in-your-face and unashamedly fun, this series serves as yet another fantastic addition to DCs rapidly-growing He-Man canon, and provides the first look at what is hopefully going to be long, enduring comic book love affair with the inhabitants of Thundera. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Oct 6, 2016

    He-Man ThunderCats #1 is a great setup to merge these properties together in a meaningful way. If David and Goldfine can create characters and worlds that readers care about, this series has the potential to pull in a large fan base. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 5, 2016

    I'm looking forward to the next issue much more than any recent Masters of the Universe issue. Hopefully the series can make good on its potential and keep delivering on this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Oct 5, 2016

    I will admit, as an '80s kid who adored both properties, It's hard for me to judge this comic in any objective manner. Is it very silly? Yes, although intentionally so I'd say. If you haven't seen an episode of either cartoon show will any of this resonate with you? I'll go out on a limb and say no. But if you were a kid in the '80s who loved both properties, this comic is a pleasant nostalgia trip, giving you the cartoon crossover you always wanted back in the day, but never got. (although I must say, She-Ra better show up before it's all over). If you didn't grow up with these cartoons and toys, I can't honestly recommend this comic to you, but if you did, then this might be your favorite comic you get this month. Even if it is a guilty pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Nov 2, 2016

    I was incredibly excited to hear about this miniseries when it was announced, and it lives up to the concept. If youre a fan, pick this issue up. Your inner child will thank you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 5, 2016

    The plot isn't ground-breaking but it's not like the original cartoons were all that complex either. The script by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine does a good job of capturing the essence of the characters (despite it doing a poor job of introducing most of them) and there are a few novel touches that speak to their love of the characters. Chief among these is the unveiling of the issue's narrator, which won't be much of a surprise for most readers but will prove most gratifying on the final page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 8, 2016

    Fans of the original cartoons should enjoy themselves here. He-Man/ThunderCats #1 isn't a great issue, but it does feature some appearances by old favorites while setting up a threat large enough to team-up He-Man and his friends with the ThunderCats. I doubt I'll stick around for the entire series, but this nostaglic look back at the two franchises was fun. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2016

    The comic industry has delivered a stream of great crossover stories in recent years, but so far He-Man/Thundercats isn't one of them. This first issue is too grim and straightforward for its own good, and it fails to exploit the character dynamics. This series looks like a cartoon come to life, but the story needs to pick up the pace if He-Man/Thundercats is going to live up to its promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Oct 10, 2016

    Overall, this first issue feels like a swing and a miss, albeit an inoffensive one. It just really needs to course correct with #2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 5, 2016

    I'm not sure who this issue is for. It tries to make the material a little darker in order to appeal to older fans of the show. But it also tries to appeal to children in other scenes. There's a tonal dissonance that bothered me throughout. There's also not enough characterization for my taste right now. Adam gets some nice moments but the Thundercats are fairly generic. Ultimately, I just did not enjoy this issue. It's not terrible but I don't recommend it. Read Full Review

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