Regarding Flutterina, I feel like they could always do a story explaining the events leading up to her death or maybe an origin or something so it's not like her character can't be revisited just because she's dead. :)
Anyhow, what do think about the idea of Despara getting these memories/glimpses into her future self as She-Ra due to her bond as a twin? You know, like maybe she sensed the disturbance in Adam.
btw, the story on CNN has almost reached a milestone 2,000 recommendations of Facebook! So exciting.
I finally got around to reading this and thought it was great! Can't wait for the next issue!
I don't usually go for 'darker' retellings of existing properties, but done well, they can be great. As was this one. Quite well done. This has the makings of a great story-line.
While at first I didn't like the re-writing of SOTS, I have to go to my stand-by excuse - there are many MOTU universes, just like in the DC universe. Multiple-realities and such. This is a different reality, it doesn't erase what came before. It's kind of the only way I accepted the Trek reboot - if they hadn't done it in the way they did it (which will be known in future franchise storytelling as the "Trek maneuver") the fanbase wouldn't have accepted it the way they did.
It also made sense - I mean, they very much glossed over it in SotS, but Hordak was evil, Adora was his liege - his first officer in the field. It was never explicitly pointed out, but the fact that Adora did many "evil" things while under Shadow Weavers control is right there for one to imagine. Hordak must have done more than drain energy from prisoners and control the bread lines, and Adora was right on the front lines helping (until SW's hold started to weaken and she began to see it for what it was).
They also covered that base a bit by making her a masked character - and, of course, tripled-up on the multiple identities of Adora, which could be very interesting storytelling.
In all, I could go on for hours, but I think they did this well. It's easily the one they could have messed up the most, yet I think it came out as probably the best "reimagining" they have done yet.
I have a question, do you know if I can buy these digital releases from comiXology if I'm from Mexico? I've been buying the new DC comics of MOTU and I just found about these digital comics, and I really want to read them, specially the She-Ra comic :hmblsh:
And one more question, is there any information about these digital comics could get a release in printed comic?
Regarding Flutterina, I wonder if she has some sort of regenerative cocoon power. Dead isn't always dead, after all. Not in comics.
Are they going to print this one out as a physical book?
Read all of the online comix the other day. Really awesome stuff!
I enjoyed this and I'm not a huge She-Ra fan. I really like that they took Adora to such a dark place with her actually killing for the Horde. My only gripe is that mind control was involved. Personally, I think Adora's backstory works better if she were simply raised to be a brutal killer without the need for mind control.
And I'm in the camp, that says the events we're seeing are not because of the altered reality in the main series. We're at the point where Adora hasn't discovered her destiny yet so this issue is part of her official DC established origin.
To those who believe Adora is dreaming about Swift Wind, can you tell me where you're seeing this horse's shadow?
Ok my comics app just told me there was an update to this comic alone, so anyone know if anything changed.
They have a section for 2012's Digital Firsts in "The Best Of 2012" section, which has the SLL issue...
Sorry for bringing this up again, but
since we now have finally come to the final part of Adora/Despara finding her destiny and becoming She-Ra, it's great to look back on what the discussion was going on when "it all started". :shgrin:
Hey, don't apologize - I'm bringing it up a full year later after you did!
Actually, I think mind control has to be in there, otherwise it's VERY difficult to swallow that Adora wouldn't go about killing as leader of the Rebellion, further down the line. Someone who is raised to believe butchering people (and children) is a-okay would be very, very difficult to rehabilitate. She would have spent 20+ years having her conscience beaten out of her, and that's a hard thing to regrow. It works better if her good instincts were magically suppressed by Shadow Weaver.Quote:
My only gripe is that mind control was involved. Personally, I think Adora's backstory works better if she were simply raised to be a brutal killer without the need for mind control.
I hate to ask this again, but since I don't buy digital downloads, where can I find this as a printed-out issue? I'd rather not have to buy a trade collection, just this one by itself, if it is available, that is...
Thank you Jukka! It's unfortunate that now, with digital sales, some comics simply won't end up on paper on their own. Did the content of this issue tie-in to any of the others? I mean, is it a cohesive story on its own or part of a larger tale?
That's what I figured :) Thanks!