I've been out of comics for awhile due to space issues. The last comic I bought before today was the MOTU series from MVC a few years back.
I hadn't even heard DC was doing a He-Man book. Anyway they only had issue #2 on at the store so I grabbed #2 to see if I like it. I'll respond again
once I've read through it. I'm praying it doesn't suck. I've found MOTU books spotty over the course of my lifetime. Loved the mini comics. Loved the
80's DC comics. Didn't like the Marvel/Star Comics. Liked the MVC ones a lot.
EDIT: Skimmed the issue quick. Voted center. The costume (Unless it was drastically different in #1) is spiritually pretty close.
Basically it looks like they merged the style of 80's He-Man with the style of 20xx He-Man. I would have preferred they just
drawn the classic costume seeing how it's probably mostly us 30 something's reading it anyway. BUT, it's not the "OMGWTHBBQSAUCE BETRAYYYYYAAAALLL!"
trolling of fans either. Of course I still have to read it to see which way the story goes.
Second Edit: I had mixed feelings coming away from it. On the whole I thought it was pretty good though I had a few problems with it.
What I liked. The art was actually very good for what is sadly going to be a book that won't get the love the regular DCU does because it's a tie in. Character designs
are hybrids of the 80's MOTU, POP, and 2002 MYP designs. It had most of the characterizations down. Teela is snarky, and tries biting off more than she can chew
while still being a brave, and intelligent Captain at the same time. He-Man leans a little more toward the MYP version in his attitude, but carries along the John Erwin
quips which seem to fit pretty well. King Randor definitely feels hardcore. He has his classic Burger King Filmation look while being the man of action he was in the newer
series. The story
not that bad. However the things I didn't like were: #1. The rushed pacing of the comic. I know it's not going to be a top tier priority for DC, and so they only had maybe 25 pages
but as a result the book ends up being mostlyso the last few bits of exposition feel crammed in.
#2 It's actually not so much I didn't like it, but I was unprepared for it. He-Man, And The Masters Of The Universe gets REALLY violent. Don't get me wrong, I'm not for any sort of censorship in the medium. But the way it's presented here
seems out of place for a property that has always been an all ages one. There isn't anything provocative or foul language mind you, but it's still not going to be for anyone under 13.
A prime example of this isI'm not saying
it's like they decided to turn this into an exploitation movie or SAW. It's PG-13ish. It just seems out of place in He-Man. Hell, The Death Of Superman, and Knightfall didn't have this
much blood. So if you've got a 6 year old child who likes the toys and old toons do not buy him this comic unless you think he or she can handle it. Strange I have to say that about a HE-MAN book.