After reading this again, it is actually quite an entertaining issue. Sure, its not my preferred MOTU, but it is still far better than nothing. And this is not at all a sloppy job on the art, this is Giffens newer style. Take a look at his OMAC series, as well as his one issue of Legion of Superheroes, it is the same. Its unfortunate that people don't care for this Kirbyesque style, but I, at least, enjoy it.
"Bei der macht von Grayskull, Ich habe die Zauberkraft!"
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The worst part is, that any talent they actually get, move on rather quickly or just pencil covers, or splash pages allowing the much less talented BSQUAD to do the interior work. But people still buy comic books, so they must be doing something right...but that doesn't make it "good".
Rambo was a documentary filmed in real time.
"Bei der macht von Grayskull, Ich habe die Zauberkraft!"
I’m beginning to think the references to Shakespeare’s plays are planned and could be influencing the story being told. Then again, I could also be “giving TIIC of this series far too much credit” like Telkan2 says.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
My personal opinion: this issue was garbage. The prolonged wait was not worth it and Hordak/Zodac are brothers? Somebody really phoned it in this time. I dont believe I got a real origin story out of this. 1/5 stars.
Once again if it was Hec-Tor Kur battling for this ultimate power and transforming into Hordak... HEY there ya go we have the grounds of an actually origin, birth of a character.
'Tis the wind and nothing more.....
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I thought it was ok. Hordak was a little too powerful for my tastes and I'm not a big fan of Zodac or the brothers thing.
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I'm in the didn't like it crowd. The new comics are MOTU in name only. It's like someone liked the character designs and wrote their own stories without checking what was already out there.
It kind of felt like a comic that had DC's Ares and Batman fighting and finding out they are brothers. That comic would bomb because it would clash with accepted cannon. And make no sense... like this one with the MOTU storyline.
The current comics, in my opinion, just keep getting worse. They started at a B and the grade is down to a D-... one more drop and I'm out. As much as I find the Bio's blah... I'd rather have them than these comics.
Abit off topic, but since the only stuff I've bought from comixology were the motu comics, is there a way to d/l them from comixology? I'd kinda like to have the files on my pc in the event the site ever goes away.
Those whom god wishes to destroy,
He first makes mad. - Reinfield.
I didn't hate this comic, but it definitely wasn't my cup of MOTU tea. Ironically, I remember reading some fan fiction from I believe it was Vaults of Grayskull where it turned out that Hordak and Zodac were brothers, LOL.
"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."
I got mine yesterday, still have to look through it.
Wanted.... Masque, Crita & Vultak
Needed.... Dragstor & the new Filmation line.
Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
Got the issue this past Friday, and like all of the DC NU MOTU titles, I felt it was pretty awful. I'm all for brand promotion, but to have the franchise get this butchered leaves a lot to be desired.
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I'm entirely with you there; I started out with high hopes - soon dashed by the inanely pedestrian plotting and poor writing of the mini-series - I hung on to see the ongoing - and find it WORSE STILL.
It's so bitterly disappointing to see such crud served up as MotU; how any writer has the astounding arrogance to do a fundamental re-write without heed to precedent and canon - and then make such an utter hash of it is - breathtaking. A complete failure of research, due care, respect for the property and - worst of all - basic writing competence.
'MotU in name only' sums it up perfectly; and a PROUD name being taken in vain, too!
If I produced material like this I'd be ashamed - and my agent and publishers would flay me alive; dammit - I'd give them the knives to do it with, too!
Got mine over the weekend, it was OK, I liked out old school the art looked and it looked "messy". Hordak does seem too powerful though. Seeing Leech as a massive monster was a nice nod to his mini comic.
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I just read this issue. I liked Hordak: devour-er of Souls. THAT was pretty disturbing/awesome! Honestly, that was pretty much all I liked about the issue! It just left me full of questions, desires and feeling unfulfilled.
- Giant battle between Cosmic Enforcers and the Horde people. What was that like? What did the Horde people LOOK like? Did they look like Hordak?
- If Hordak and Zodac are brothers (groan!), why is Hordak a creature/freak? Was he polluted by dark magic/science like Shadow Weaver in the PoP cartoon? Also, both of the main villains are brothers of main heroes. Gee, I wonder who King Hiss' brother is? Is it Man-E-Faces? He did turn into a snakeman a few times.
- This comic neither showed how Hordak came to look non-human (being Zodac's brother), nor how he came to be that corpse in the ground/living wall...whatever the heck he is now...unless that's what he transformed into after the final panel and it just wasn't shown.
I don't know...I liked it up until Zodac called him brother. The story then SOLELY seemed to focus on that and not the important things. SO much wasted potential. Also, I know it's been said a lot, but I didn't care for the art. +1 for Axel's rendition.
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The tone of this book made me think that, while I enjoyed the Origin of Skeletor issue well enough, it was primarily the story of Keldor - and a reasonably well done retelling of that tale. But I'd be far more interested in an issue dedicated to Demo-Man's story.
This is by far the best origin comic so far. I absolutely loved it! The are was phenomenal and the story and dialogue were absolutely great. Very grandiose. I have no problem with Hordak and Zodak being brothers. Very Kirbyesque that was.
Hordak seems to be a formidable foe for He-man and his gang. I'm anxious to see how they fare against the horde.