I read a lot of today's comics and gritty and dark does describe many of them. A great example is the Joker story currently going on in the Batman series. I don't mind it for today's MOTU because to me it does make Skeletor more of a legitimate threat and it also seems to bring the series back to more of its barbarian roots. I think this miniseries was all about showing why Adam is worthy of being He-Man and not focusing on the details of what caused the Masters to be cast under the spell in the first place, with Giffen just planting clues in this last issue. I imagine the ongoing series will answer those lingering questions, or maybe DC will just release a #0 issue to explain it. Either way, I'm looking forward to the invasion of the Horde in April!