Monday, August 6, 2012

THE MAGIC STEALER! (mini-comic, 1982)

The Magic Stealer! is a 1982 Masters of the Universe mini-comic by Cohn, Texeira, and Smith. Here, Skeletor stumbles upon an unattended device that will suck all the magic from the planet, because Eternia is apparently the type of place where people leave doomsday weapons just lying around.

Aside from the obvious plugs for the Attak-Trak and Zoar toys, we get to see another of Eternia’s gods and a number of angry “spirits.” This is interesting in theory; it would be interesting in practice if Cohn did anything with these creatures beyond shoot them with lasers.

The creative team tries to up the stakes at the end, where He-Man makes a super-angry face and gives a little inspirational speech (with extra-heavy inks for emphasis), but it’s too late to make this an engaging story.

There are some neat ideas here, but they feel slapped together.


Read it HERE

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