Saturday, August 11, 2012


Masters of the Universe #2 (“The Key to Castle Grayskull!,” January, 1983) continues DC’s three-issue mini-series by Paul Kupperberg, George Tuska, and Alfredo Alcala. Here, by the bidding of Skeletor, He-Man and friends continue their pursuit of the means to obtain the Power Sword; along the way, they fight a bunch of monsters.

It’s fun to see Skeletor sticking up for the Heroic Warriors; it also helps quite a bit that most of the monsters they fight are pretty cool looking. That said, there’s also a bunch of weird stuff in here about Zoar the falcon turning Adam into He-Man, a bunch of random villagers who know He-Man’s identity (when even Man-At-Arms doesn’t), and Adam with his vest tucked into his furry briefs.

We get more carelessness with the art – Tuska draws Adam instead of He-Man in one panel (the art’s still a plus, though). At least Teela’s back into her regular outfit (although she’s again jarring us with contemporary dialogue (“Down the hatch, guys.”)).

Solid art and quality action make this an entertaining read.


Read it HERE

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