Wow, so glad I got back into this series! After last issue, which (while certainly dramatic) was a bit of a "bridge" issue story-wise, it was great to have so many cool moments.
The reveal of what happened AFTER Saryn cut Grayskull's throat was really interesting. I love how they took the forge concept from before and worked it back in here. It was so cool to see the Sword of Protection. Although I thought the choice to make it so similar to the classic design but color the stone red was a bit odd, to be honest. But, whatever. The brief glimpse of the sword of Power made me long for He-man to wield that design again. I've grown accustom to the H-sword, but the classic sword of Power is just so much more elegant. Ah, well.
Then, of course, is the big shocker for me... He-ro is Grayskull and Veena's son in this version! I actually like this better than the MOTUC bio version of He-Ro and his convoluted backstory. This is simple and elegant, and would allow for Eldor to appear, too.
I find the characterization of Teela/Sorceress here interesting. She's much more aloof than the Sorceress was (well, the one we have known... we barely got a sense of the DC Sorceress, though I suppose she was a bit aloof as well) and it's an interesting take. I like it. It makes sense for someone who has become so entangled with vast cosmic powers to lose their humanity. Though, of course, it's not all gone, as we saw with her tears as Adora left.
Speaking of Adora, her dialogue here was the only part that didn't quite work for me. I felt like it got a bit repetitive with her telling Teela she'd never trust her again. Also, I wish she would use contractions. That felt a bid odd here. But those are all minor nitpicks. I enjoyed this a lot.
One last nitpick... I really don't enjoy them using Sy-klone's armor as generic Gar armor. It makes a certain sense, I suppose, but anytime they genericize a character's look I'm not in favor of it. If Sy-klone ever is used, it's not like the armor won't be unique, though, as all the Gar who used that armor are gone now. So it's not really a HUGE deal.