Friday, April 15, 2016


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (2015) collects all 49 of the original Masters of the Universe minicomics that were packaged with the 1980s line of action figures, plus one that was never published and a script for another, plus all 11 Princess of Power minicomics, all four New Adventures minicomics, two 200X minicomics, three MOTU Classic minicomics, creator interviews, and the fantastic vintage Bruce Timm-illustrated The Power of the Evil Horde.

For the purpose of this review, the quality of these stories is irrelevant (as we’ve seen on this site, they vary widely). The point is that every single one of them—everything you could possibly want—is right here in one place.

This is a 1,200-page 6x9 monster of a book. Every minicomic page gets its own full-size, full-color page here, and it’s absolutely glorious. The one and only knock on this book is that with practically non-existent inner margins, the images run nearly into the spine, and the pages in the middle of the volume can be difficult to read without causing harm to the book.

Nevertheless, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection is a must-have for anyone still clinging to their love of 1980s He-Man. I for one want more collections like this.