Yeah, I agree with that.
who is it in the last panel of #6? he doesn't look like
Last edited by danvin; January 30, 2013 at 05:50am.
Yeah, I agree with that.
Last edited by Sir Reilly; January 30, 2013 at 06:15am.
"Why's Dragstor riding on Night Stalker?" "Cause he can."
Is this thread going to be the official talkback for Issue #6 and the origins one?
"My favorite Harry Potter movie is Troll."
After finishing off this mini-series, all I can say is, thank Choloh's beard for the MOTUC bios.
Proud supporter of the Snake Men.
Most Wanted: Slave Girl, Crita, Lizorr, Tyrantisaurus Rex, Great Black Wizard.
Most Wanted Filmation: Lord Masque, Ileena, Granita, General Sunder, Teela, He-Man, Skeletor, Hordak head.
No Slave Girl? Watch us hurl!
A barbaric world without slave girls? That's truly barbaric!
Wow thanks for the epic stories DC, can't wait for the next series!!!!
I really enjoyed both issues and I am liking DC's new spin on things. I'm glad this goes monthly in a few months.
I think many folks won't like that twist...
Only read if you've actually read issue #6!!!
Last edited by Dragonblaster; January 30, 2013 at 09:44am.
Press down on dragon's head. It will bite off your frickin' fingers !!!
I've read the comic a couple times now, and while I don't mind the reveal about, I have huge problems with how the basic concept of the Masters of the Universe is changed.
If everything revealed in the issue is true, then
"Why's Dragstor riding on Night Stalker?" "Cause he can."
Whoa....people are going to be ****** about issue #6!
Most wanted: Blast attack, Lodar, Peekablue, Twistoid, and Despara!
ok so the big reveal is this
thats just simply moronic. there is no back story to it, it adds nothing to the character and just screams ohh look at us we're edgy and dark ooooooooooooooooooooooooh
i loved this series and enjoyed almost everything aside form the extremely **** poor designs and art styles (blonde teela adds nothing to the characters and makes her the exact same as many other characters) but this ending bloody hell
And so I walk, into the searing light which banishes all darkness, surrendering my face and form to atoms of dust, seeking the true darkness of peace,the cool shadows of eternity and the unknown fate of nothingness
Click to see my portfolio here
my art blog with my latest pieces here
my deviant art galleryhere
all comments, criticisms and questions are welcome in my guestbook
I'm happy that DC are doing an ongoing comic, but I felt underwhelmed with the mini-series overall. Every issue felt like it was dragging its heels and nothing really happened for the most part. Even with issue #6 it felt like it couldn't be bothered finishing its own story. There were some nice concepts, but much like the Skeletor origin, it just didn't bother to pursue any of them. The mini-series had a decent scope within which to work, but just settled for the 'Adam meets bad guy, still cannot remember who he is' rinse and repeat. They didn't even bother to explain how Skeletor ended up putting a spell on everyone. The writing seemed incredibly lazy at times.
All in all, the six issue mini-series isn't a great start to the new DC comic. However I take comfort in that the digital comics, though not without their own problems, have been far more enjoyable and apart from one or two little things the main comic hasn't gone against the MotU concept for the most part.
- - - Updated - - -
I was pleasantly surprised by both issues.
The origin story was a bit thin, but the art was very well rendered and atmospheric.
I loved how the sword was hidden behind a tapistry in a secret compartment inside the wall, like the one on the 200X Castle Grayskull. A good read, but nothing spectacular either.
The DC series on the other hand has come a long way but issue 6 finally delivered what I was hoping to get out of a new He-Man comic. As far as the art's concerned, I have some minor nitpicks about some panels, but Pop Mhan is definitely a huge improvement over Philip Tan and except for a couple of lackluster panels I was very happy with how #6 turned out. I hope he keeps up this standard for the next series.
The dialogue on the other hand is still crummy. Although Skeletor has some nice moments, yet it's quite tiresome how Keith Giffen desperately tries to come up with 'cool' sounding discourse. Some lines are truly beyond embarassing, like Teela's "what if he puts another whammy on you?" and the awful wisecracks during the fights. I also found the talk about Skeletor's ego to be a bit aggravating. Giffen just went on and on about it, to the point that He-Man was psychoanalyzing Skeletor in the midst of battle. Even the crystal skull rebuked the fallen overlord in the end.
The following I'm going to put between spoiler tags, lest I ruin it for the rest:
To me the biggest accomplishments of the DC comics are the introduction of graphic violence, the acknowledgment of blonde Teela and the abolishment of the dual identity (which was long overdue).
"A knight is sworn to valor. His heart knows only virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the wicked."
Alright, I haven’t read issue 6 yet so just a heads up and say to everyone who has to carry on using spoiler tags to discuss this so-called twist. Everyone's been good so far, anyway. Can't wait to read it.
This was an outstanding issue! This is not your kiddie He-man anymore. This is blood and guts He-man at war with an evil force. That little plot twist was really cool. I can't wait to see where they are going with this.
The secret identity thing is gone. It looks like they went back to the Alcala days with some of the old school ideas, but this is a new take. We already saw Adora as a mass murderer, why would you guys be shocked to see He-man as a brutal barbarian?
We survived the long night.... MOTU Forever!
I can see all new incarnations of He-Man doing away with the secret identity. I think we will definitely see no secret identity in the movie. Maybe they just see it as an extra burden that’s entirely expendable?
So…according to the Origin of He-Man…King Grayskull forges the Power Sword? He-Ro no longer gives it to him?
200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!
Also, if it came to a movie I would look forward to two different actors trying to keep some continuity with one another's performances to communicate to the audience they're really the same character.
The first issues where weak! But this last issue was strong IMO! I like the way it goes!
I don't care much about the secret identity! But i still like, that cringer is around!
We have a huge snow storm here. Been snowing all day.....and it's killing me to not be able to pick my copy up!!! I haven't read any of the spoilers and have avoided the other thread but the snow really needs to stop so I can get this! (and no, I'm not getting digital because I'm loyal to my comic shop who saves these for me...and I'm not buying it twice!)
*sigh* I'm going to refrain from over analyzing this one and call it like I see it.
This ISN'T the Filmation MOTU!!! I wish that canon would quit being the one that every incarnation of MOTU is always compared to! Filmation isn't the definitive MOTU and never has been.
The first incarnation of MOTU was the one about He-Man being a warrior of some jungle tribe pulled into the battle for Eternia. Really THAT is what should be considered 'Canon Prime' in my opinion.
Now, back to the topic....
For a six issue miniseries, I thought this one had a decent conclusion and a completely original idea being....
It's actually something freaking different instead of the same old, same old MOTU stories that have been done to death by everyone and their grandma. I'm not knocking the classic MOTU at all, but just saying that it's time to do some new stories and new ideas with these characters.
So, with this new spin on MOTU from DC there are still some glimmers in and about that can appease some classic fans a little bit. I, on the other hand, have enjoyed the majority of this new take and feel it is establishing it's own canon to follow without completely having to take me through yet another massive tired old reboot that has to re-tell everyone's origin. The one shots with the origins of He-Man and Skeletor for this new canon were good enough for me without having to spend months going through a tired re-boot story.
As for a comment about this new canon being more the 'Masters of Eternia'..........well, the MOTU franchise has always taken place on Eternia (excluding that version set on Primus), the majority of every story and battle has always taken place on Eternia so the franchise has more or less always been about Eternia and the peoples waging war on it.
Masters of the Universe perhaps is a term applied to our heroes and villains as a metaphor to talk about what Eternians consider the known universe. Same idea with always having called He-Man the 'Most Powerful Man In The Universe'. It's just been a title to use concerning the strongest man on the planet, Eternia in this case.
My only question really is...
The Origin of He-Man issue was pretty decent as well. All I'm going to say in closing is I like what I've seen so far and look forward to this new incarnation of MOTU unfold and tell some new stories.
BY THE POWER OF GREYSTONE! I am the power.
Why call it "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" if it's not a continuation of the classic TV series of the same name? Yes, it's going to be darker, much darker, but it should still tie into the same basic chronology we know and love.
I have a few points / questions:
Last edited by Tribal Spaceman; January 31, 2013 at 12:10am.