Okay, this now has it's own thread.
Now how about a DC vs MOTU video game?? One can dream...
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So glad MOTU is getting this kind of treatment! I have a reason to collect comics again thanks to MOTU.
He-Man's costume is appalling...but it could work if they removed the shirt part.
I can live with the pants, as New Adventures had it, but he man MUST only wear his harness and bare man-nipples like always.
Imagine a blue/grey 52 Batman versus Snake Armor MAA or Classic colors 52 WW versus repainted Teela (with BG Teela head in orange/red). Gold 52 Cyborg versus Mini-comic Trap Jaw!
This would be a great idea for Mattel to make it happen!
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NO KAYO? NOT OKAY-O!!
If they do I hope we get more mini comic reprints and some of these new outfits as well. I know people have a problem with the new Teeks look but I like it much better than the classics/filmation look and hope to get her.
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It can't rain all the time.
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Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. Given at how awful the writing has been for DC recently, and how down right dreadful the He-Man comic was, I am very skeptical.
Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.
Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.
I am excited for this in theory. I tend to like crossovers. They can be fun when done right. My concern is that, so far, very little in the MOTU comics by DC has been "done right," at least in my opinion. And I kind of hate the new He-Man "costume."
I hope it's good, though.
Glad this is happening as it should be great for the brand. I am doubtful I will like the actual cross-over myself, and I am still not a fan of the new outfit. All in all though, great news.
**Somebody please make me a Staghorn**
I haven't been following the new comics so I don't know why He-man is wearing that costume but it looks ridiculous. And why is the Power Sword's handle gold? Why do artists always feel like they have to change a character's appearance? I find it arrogant. I would have really looked forward to this had He-man looked like He-man. It reminds me of DC Vs Marvel. Spider-man finally meets some DC characters but it's not really Spider-man, it's Ben Reilly, his clone. Thor fights Captain Marvel, but he's wearing a new costume and doesn't even look like Thor. Stuff like that really disappoints me. And if they fight, you know who DC is going to make win. Not looking forward to this!
Superman vs He-Man
Batman vs Man-at-Arms
Cyborg vs Roboto
...those all make sense.
Green Lantern vs Stratos?
Wonder Woman vs Teela?
...please. I'm a huge MOTU fan, but Stratos and Teela wouldn't stand a fraction of a chance.
I'm excited to see what they do with the crossover, but the new He-man costume has me worried already. Initially I thought it was alright but this shot makes me like it less. In order for pants and a shirt to work on He-man, I think it really has to be inspired by his classic look. This costume just seems to be mostly random.
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Last edited by he-ron; May 13, 2013 at 03:15am.
Originally Posted by MegaGearMax
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the New 52 targeted toward the teen demographic? Those are the types the new designs might be appealing to, not the current guard of comic readers who are approaching their forties.
I believe that they are targeting the whole thing (including MotU-jammed-into-the-DCU-and-what-the-heck) at whoever they can sell it to - any demographic with sufficient spending power.
I spoke yesterday night with an old college chum of mine; he's a very highly-elevated investment banker in NYC now - and something of a secret MotU fan; a bit of a Master of the Universe in both senses, perhaps. His specialism is the media - and he's been in that field for twenty years.
We were speaking mostly of other things - but it cropped up about the recent DC MotU comics - and he told me that the financial situation at DC is parlous; they barely break even on current trade, have substantial debt and are struggling to service it and the new team have been given VERY sales high targets to meet, while shedding costs at the same time. Also an industry-leading record of management/artist turnover haunts recruitment of talent to DC.
This info. may explain a lot; the abruptly huge and sudden shifts in direction at very frequent intervals and lack of overall continuity; the changes in writers/artists/concept/'look' - the palpable air of desperation about the whole handling of MotU by DC - and all the rest of it. DC appear to be trying every last angle - including lumping MotU in with their other superhero property to maximize readership - which, at present, falls well below their hopes/targets (and, personally, I can see why, too...)
So I put it to him that the sheer speed of the galloping changes might have something to do with Mattel wanting to get some market research feedback from among fans and others for the look/concept of the new film - a point made on this forum which I thought perceptive.
His response? A rather nasty laugh: "Oh, so you still think that'll happen, do you...?"
Now, I hasten to add that this is only what he told me; nor do I know how accurate his information is - though he really should know, and it all sounds plausible enough to me. And it does seem to explain a great deal about why DC appear to be handling matters so hurriedly and - to many - ineptly.
In the end - it's all about sales (as ever.) But I do wonder whether they (and Mattel) might have done better to sit down and think about this longer-term - and perhaps take some soundings from fans before charging incontinently into the breach. The new crossover will surely increase immediate sales - for obvious reasons; but, when the uncommitted and ephemeral pass on to other things (as they do/will) can they rely on the core of committed fans to be there in the numbers to make this work?
Reaction - as expressed on this forum - is certainly very mixed. Time will tell; but I hope that we are not witnessing the last rites of MotU comics for yet another fallow decade being over-hastily administered.
"Culture shock lives!" crows Giffen. Hmm. But - maybe it also kills.
I'm happy with the crossover yeah it'll like any hero vs hero crossover but who cares it'll be fun.
As for he-mans costume i'm not the greatest fan but i'll live with it as long as we're finally getting a he-man/she-ra comic.
Do DC/Warner Bros still have the Thundercats rights....could this be the next big crossover for MOTU!?!?
This is undoubtedly a positive move for the promotion of MOTU - however the jury is out on whether it will actually help sustain MOTUC and grave doubts in regards to MOTU continuity.
I do wonder if there are enough people still reading DC for this promotion to make a difference. My feel for the New 52 is that it has tanked. Titles are being dropped frequently, and en masse. It seems the DC line is consolidating ever more to a greater number of Batman and Superman titles, presumably because the other DC stars can no longer sustain a support base in 52 Universe.
I myself have abandoned all but Aquaman and the core Green Lantern title. Even in these characters I struggle to see the heroes I once loved. After decades of following Justice League, through Detroit, International, Europe, the OWAW era etc, I found I just couldn't keep purchasing 52 Justice League.
And any DC fans left who decide to check out MOTUC, what is there to purchase from the storyline? No Teela, MAA, Skeletor, Beast Man or Stratos. There is a He-Man available evergreen but he barely looks anything like the armored character featured in the cross-over promo. NA He-Man looks more the part (gasp!)
I can only hope the cross over may be matched by a reinvigoration of the DC vs MOTU 2 paks, perhaps offered to comic stores? Or maybe TG has some other plan to capitalise on this brave and positive new development of MOTU crossover?
Grayskull needs its Cardboard Spacesuit MOTUCized
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Sign me on! Anything to support the brand. Crossovers are always a fun read. Costume changes...meh. It's still He-Man, and I'm glad to see him out on the shelves again in any form!
I think I learnt more about being a good person from He-man, then I did in church.
I cannot wait to read this, Skeletor coming to earth again sounds interesting! I hope Mattel makes New 52 styled DC characters in the MOTUC scale.
WISHLISTKarg ~ Crita ~ Despara ~ Fang-Or ~ Kittrina ~ Darius ~ Sorceress of Serpos Teela ~ Lodar ~ Hunga The Harpy Great Black Wizard ~ Staghorn ~ Lady Slither ~ Artilla ~ Ra-Jarr ~ Major Header ~ Vultak ~
Crimson Fury ~ Kex Queen ~ Hawke ~ Red Beast ~ Angast ~ Delora ~ Quakke ~ Lord Masque ~ Zilora ~ Three-Beast Robowoman ~ DC He-Man ~ DC She-Ra ~ DC Stratos
Batman Vs Clamp Champ
Bane Vs Clamp Champ
Ether one would be cool, Clamp Champ wining both but more of a fight with Batman do to his experience
I don't know how this crossover will turn out, but wow does that preview image highlight how awful the He-Man redesign is. Say what you want about the New 52 costumes, but at least some attempt was made to retain the iconic elements of each DC characters design and history.
I'm not against change, and was enjoying He-Man's new look in the DC comics even if it wasn't my favorite interpretation of the character. However, brown and purple messy 90s grab-bag Adam is so fugly it hurts my eyes. Aside from the Battle Armor symbol nothing about his design reads as He-Man. Random glowing ab plates, a brown robotic jock strap and pouches, and a harness that now sits on top of a full chest plate and bodysuit? Which sucks because He-Man has had a lot of alternative looks over the years that they could have pulled from to create a cool redesigned DC He-Man, the 2k Battle Sound He-Man, Snake Armor He-Man, Horde Buster He-Man etc... Instead we got this.
I was hoping for a new DC vs. MOTU crossover since the new comics began, but this He-Man redesign has seriously dampened my enthusiasm. Is it too late to change back to the golden chain mail DC editors, please!
Ick. I can't stand crossovers which are lame, cheesy and very painful.
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I am looking forward to this story. Justice League is one of my favorite New 52 comics right now and I think it's a cool concept to take the whole team and have them crossover with MOTU. Reminds me of the JLA/Avengers crossover from years ago, which I thought was pretty fun. I'm excited about a Superman vs He-Man rematch!