Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Believing He-man and the Masters of the Universe defeated, a robotic impostor has seized control of Eternia-but not for long! After freeing his kingdom from this strongman's rule, Prince Adam learns not everyone is pleased to see the pretender deposed-but Adam knows the value of freedom. So when heroes from another dimension ask his aid in deposing a super-hero turned dictator, he agrees. Teaming up with Batman against the Superman of the Injustice Universe, He-man and his new allies face dangerous and familiar enemies in a battle where no world is safe!  

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 18, 2018

    A strong start to what is sure to be one seriously super crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jul 21, 2018

    Overall this book is a great read. I've enjoyed the entire Injustice series so far and it's one of my favorite overall books to read. It's the one series that really shows what happens if a hero everything that he's devoted his life to protect. In Superman's case it was an unborn son, Lois Lane, and losing an entire city that forced him to become a worldwide dictator. I'm looking forward to seeing him encounter He-Man and the outcome of this battle! Seeley leaves us on a great cliffhanger which hopefully gives us a showdown between He-Man and Superman in the next issue! I can't wait! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 18, 2018

    These dream match-up scenarios are part of the fun of Injustice in the first place so it's a blast to see that further carried out in an Injustice comic crossover. I've got a good feeling about this one and it might end up being the most fun crossover of 2018 when it concludes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Aug 15, 2018

    I am excited to see where this series will lead; already hooked I wait to see just what lies in store when former heroes work with the likes of Skeletor. Have you guys had a chance to catch issues 1 and 2? What are your thoughts so far? For me it's a:Images courtesy of DC Entertainment Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 20, 2018

    The first issue of this crossover certainly isn't holding back! Off the bat we've got great action, intrigue, and mystery! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 18, 2018

    More important than anything else,Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1is just a fun read. It stars your favorite characters, displays them in beautifully awesome illustrations, and has them teaming up with some of yourotherfavorite characters. With a debut as good as this,Injustice vs. Masters of the Universecould be one of the most crowd-pleasing series of the year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ryoga Kazehino Jul 24, 2018

    This crossover is off to a very good start on the eventual showdown between Superman and He-Man, thanks to the team behind it for taking us into the beginning of a crazy and exciting ride. Its a wonderful continuation of the He-Man/Thundercats crossover, and the Injustice games. Even if you never heard of these two brands, you can easily jump right in and still be blown away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Jul 18, 2018

    Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1 gives readers everything they could ask for in a meeting of DC's heroes and villains and He-Man's companions and foes, as well some beats they didn't. It's not every creative team that can bring thoughtful political commentary to a yarn about magic swords and alternate realities, but they stick the landing beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 18, 2018

    Injustice vs Masters of the Universe gets off to a very well paced start with some big surprises in store for fans of both parties involved here.  There's some shout-outs to past stories involving the other He-Man mini's, providing these series their own on-going continuity I personally loved, adding some stakes to the story. Plus with the art team of Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell your visual senses are in for a treat.  I definitely recommend this to anybody with a hole in their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 18, 2018

    The comic is surprisingly deep with an underlying focus on today's socio-political state of things. That's unexpected and really changed this from a fun crossover to something a lot more. I went from looking forward to this to really wanting to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 18, 2018

    Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018-) #1 is an enjoyable read that will appeal Injustice and He-Man fans alike; if you're expecting depth and emotional intensity, maybe this isn't for you. But, if you're a He-Man fan who is looking for a good time, pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 18, 2018

    INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 written by the terrific Tim Seeley, art brushed by Freddie E. Williams II, colored brightly by Jeremy Colwell, and letters displayed nicely by Wes Abbott throws Eternia and the Injustice DC Universe into a blender and spits out an exciting smoothie that looks like it's going to be a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Carter Hutchison Jul 20, 2018

    At the beginning of this week I did not plan on picking up this book, much less loving it. But this issue easily won me over and the tease of Darkseid at the end will have me coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Jul 18, 2018

    I think this story and premise shows a ton of promise and that this could be a fun one going forward. While it's not on my pull list yet, a strong 2nd issue could put it there easily. Seeley, Williams II, Colwell and Abbott have my attention and BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL, I think they'll keep it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 18, 2018

    Like most crossovers, theres a certain suspension of disbelief required about exactly how these two worlds are colliding in the first place, although I usually find it best to simply gloss over whatever shennanigans the writer employs and focus on the story itself. And in that respect, Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe delivers a jolt of gloriously unsubtle storytelling packed with copious amounts of fan service and some cracking artwork, which isall you can really ask for from a crossover like this. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 18, 2018

    With such a huge following for both series elements, coupled with the success that DC has had with it's Looney Tunes books, there is enough of both franchises that fans of either should find something to enjoy in this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2018

    It feels like there may be a bit too much set up here initially, with Superman, Skeletor, and Darkseid all being set up as major threats. However, it's a fun, fast-paced read that gets me more interested in the Masters of the Universe than I was during any of their solo comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jul 18, 2018

    A fun crossover with the Masters of the Universe and some crazy men in tights. Could be the start of a fun arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 18, 2018

    Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1 is entertaining, even if it only begins to tap into its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jul 20, 2018

    If DC Comics and Mattel set out to create the comic book equivalent of mindlessly throwing toys together in the backyard (or of mindlessly mashing buttons to make Wonder Woman and Cyborg fight for no reason), they have succeeded. Injustice vs the Masters of the Universe is a fun, if substance-free, romp--provided you can see past the confusing continuity issues--and it ends with a cheeky nod to the original MotUs shameless swipes from Jack Kirby that promises more ridiculousness in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jul 18, 2018

    Overall, Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe is a rather standard setup to what should be a fun crossover series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 18, 2018

    I have pretty much written off Tim Seeley at this point. This book is fun yet incredibly goofy. The best part again is Williams on the art duties. His work makes me smile right along with the story making me cringe.I took it in good fun. If you look at it like that, you may enjoy it a bit. I'll read the rest of the series of course. But my brain will be shut off for the remainder of my time here for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Sep 7, 2018

    I'm a bit torn on whether this title is legitimately interesting, a cheap money grab. My initial reaction was pretty much blah at best, but it has grown on me a bit. I don't know that I'd pick up the rest of the series, but that could be my loss. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Jul 18, 2018

    I wanted to like this book more than I did. The idea was so unique I wanted to get behind it. Unfortunately, while the basic idea is interesting, this first issue was a hot mess that left my brain and eyes reeling.Maybe things will improve in later issues, but I feel that not even The Power of Grayskull could helpSeeley and Williams save this one. Read Full Review

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