Amazing Kirby-art from Giffen. Since the MOTU film was pretty close to being a New Gods film, this is a nice parallel to that.
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And you are, in effect, right: in modern warfare as practiced on Earth, a battalion which eliminated 10% of the enemy's offensive capacity would be doing very well indeed. Decimation - which orginated in the Roman legions as a way of punishing mutiny - was exactly that: 10% of the strength, chosen by lot, executed by the rest as a disciplinary measure.
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Giffen can be a very versatile artist. He had a clean, sci-fi style of his own in Legion, and a completely different, Berni Wrightson style in some Dr. Fate tales I recall. He's definitely channeling Kirby here, and in a good way. He has lapsed into a lazy, minimalist style at times (and this time not in a good way), but when he puts effort into it, he can really wow you. Unlike a lot of today's artists, he has the basics down: structure, design, layout, all solid stuff even when he is being a little lazy. He knows how to tell a story visually.
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Perhaps he was being lazy here as well! If so - then what a pity that he didn't care enough for MoTU to stir himself to a half-way decent effort.
I can not wait until tomorrow to get this issue. It looks amazing.
http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Caitiff_(New_Earth)) , which was both poignant and powerful. Maybe he just doesn't have that much interest in this property...
It's online ... downloaded and read it ... and have to read it again.
Story: Disappointing, to say the least.
It's like a MotU Classics bio - instead of getting answers to questions, we actually end up with even MORE questions.
This felt not like a one-shot, but rather like issue 3 or 4 of a "The Origin of Hordak" 6-part miniseries.
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It is indeed a shame; that's one of the chief reasons that I feel so let down by these comics; I feel MotU deserves - and requires - everyone's BEST efforts, not some slapdash one-buttocked piece of work tossed off as an aside; and that, to me, is what we're getting here. Mark Twain was - as ever - right in saying that what is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.
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I liked it. The story and art was very Kirby-esque, which I thought was cool. I do wish it was longer though. We need MOTU double-sized one-shots (64 pages)!
Just finished reading it. It didn't tell us anything, and I'm left wondering if there is a Horde Prime in the DC universe...
I hated it. The writer went on and on in these dueling, over-worded, superficial monologues. He's definitely not as clever as he thinks himself to be. I can't imagine the motu publication to last very long if this is the sort of product that goes to final print.
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OK, I read it 3 times now ... I like that it's extremely open ended and that it rises so many questions. But calling it an "oringin" is quite a miss
Some things that I noticed (or I'd like to ask native speakers since the nuaunces of this "heavy" language are sometimes difficult to interprete) ...
If anything you just wrote in the spoiler is true, i just hate it... Except for Leech, because i don't know why he is poor Maybe he got robbed.
Just finished reading it. Here are my thoughts on it...
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So I've been super supportive of the MOTU comics mostly because I want the property to continue and grow. I will say I guess I'm really disappointed in this. First, Hordak is one of my favorite characters. While I think the art style was ok, the tone was ok, I just think the story fell flat. There were pages and pages of dialogue that droned on and on that could have been used to further tell a deeper story.
I felt it was too rushed. I really like the idea and possibilities of where this story was heading but it didn't go there at all. The premise was great and would have made a great story but I felt they squandered it. Maybe I'll sit down and write some fanfiction and tell the tale that should have happened. LOL
Like several it seems I had to read the comic more than once to work out what all the monologues actually meant. Very clever, but it did make my head hurt with all the thinking!
Two other comments.
The plot sounds very familiar…….
Hordak looks and feels like someone else…….
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Yeah, I think I will have to read this one again to fully understand everything. hehe
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I actually really loved this one, and think both art and writing-wise, it's the best one DC's done yet. I don't see anything wrong with Zodac and Hordak being brothers, and kind of like that idea- it doesn't contradict anything we've been told about either of them (and let's face it, through the years we've been told very little about these two characters- even with Hordak being the main villain on She-Ra, we never knew all that much about his background nor was it terribly clear what his abilities (aside from shape-shifting into a Hordak Rocket or whatnot) were. So this "new" stuff is all cool by me. It also doesn't go against anything we've "learned" about MOTU in this new DC universe. I'm also quite fond of the new tagline "Cosmic Vampire"
Neither of the previous "Origin" stories seemed to serve as proper "origins" at all, so I'm not surprised this issue doesn't get into the particulars of Hordak's childhood, how he came to be, etc. Overall, it's a nice little starting-off point for Hordak, a fun one-shot to throw his character out there into the comic world, and now I'm itching to know more about how we got from this issue to his formless Giger-esque appearance in the current storyline. I like his use of "I have the power!" at the end of the issue, but certainly don't think it's meant to imply that he's the source of He-Man and She-Ra's powers or anything like that. I see it as just a lil' shout people like to holler out when they get a bit of the ol' power-up... LOL.
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Zodac and Hordak being brothers is totally absurd for me... It's like Chewbacca is the brother of Darth Vader.
In the end everybody is connected with everybody and he-man is in fact the long lost cousins son of the mothers father of the third degree aunt of Hordak... this is all a big family feud? Just ridiculous.
I don't mind not knowing about the terrible childhood Hordak and Zodac might have had... they are just there. Especially Zodac. I like mystery, i don't need to know everything (wich they obviously didn't show in the comic when more questions are left and it wasn't a real Origin). So like many of the bios that aren't bios at all: Fail.