Masters of the Universe: Origin of He-Man #1

Masters of the Universe: Origin of He-Man #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Ben Oliver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Learn how Prince Adam first harnessed the Power of Grayskull!

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 4, 2013

    DC has committed to an on-going series later this spring, and providing they can find a consistent team of writers and artists to steady the helm of this franchise, fans new and old will be in store for some finely crafted and fun-filled comics from Castle Greyskull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2013

    Fialkov's script does excel when it comes to dialogue, at least. Much as with Keith Giffen's writing in the He-Man mini-series, Fialkov takes a very serious, dramatic approach to the characters that is about as far from the style of the original animated series as you can get and still feel like He-Man. Skeletor comes across as an imposing villain. Adam is a proper everyman hero. Even the Sorceress shines in her brief appearance. Given a larger platform on which to work, Fialkov could easily excel with this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Den Of Geek! - Bob Chamberlain Feb 4, 2013

    Ben Oliver's art is easy on the eyes. He is a talented artist, to be sure, but even pretty imagery couldn't add any substance to this quick and lightweight story. For me, one of the most important elements to the Masters of the Universe, err, universe, is its bright and varied color palette. The colors in this book were just, dull. The coloring isn't poorly executed, but the fact that the story followed two characters around one location severely limited the opportunity to vary the coloring from page to page. The cover, however has a really cool design and is worth the price if you're a He-Man fan. I'm on-board for future DC Masters of the Universe comics, but I really hope that we get more stories that resemble steak dinners, because this bite-sized issue left me decidedly unsatisfied. Read Full Review

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