“Next time, I choose where we go swimming.”

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3

DC Comics (November, 2012)

Blood Tide
WRITER: Keith Giffen
PENCILER: Philip Tan
INKERS: Ruy José, Norman Lee, Ray Snyder, and Walden Wong
COLORIST: Lee Oughridge
LETTERER: Carlos M. Mangual
EDITOR: Michael McCalister

Adam and Teela hire a boat to wherever they’re being drawn to next. However, the boat is attacked by Mer-Man (who lets more slip about “He-Man”–exactly how are these guys supposed to STOP Adam from regaining his memories?) and our heroes are in for the fight of their amnesiac lives.

What they got right: I like the interaction between Adam and Teela. Apparently even subconsciously she likes teasing him. This is also when Adam learns he’s a prince (thanks again to blabbermouth Mer-Man) and we’ll see how that dynamic works.

What they got wrong: When did Skeletor think the Power Sword was the power source? In every version I recall he knew the power came from Greyskull. In one continuity the sword was split in half and together was the key to opening the “jawbridge” of Greyskull and gain its secrets. Castle Greyskull has ALWAYS been Skeletor’s target, besides the throne of Eternia.

Recommendation: I hope we get to see He-Man soon, since this is what we all came for, instead of a reunion story. As reunion stories go, however, it’s not a bad one . Check it out.

“Hey, Adam! I can see your palace from here!”

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

One response »

  1. Sean says:

    The cover was awesome with Mer-Man lurking in the depths of the sea. Another great story with powerful artwork. Mer-Man clearly revealed himself as a vile villain here in Issue #3. I’m curious to see what happens in issues #4, 5, and 6. I intend on reading those this Friday. So far, I am very pleased with this 2012 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic series from DC. I figured out that this series was probably released because 2012 was the 30th anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The advertisement on the back of Issue #1 for Powercon was impressive with the various guest speakers there who were involved with MOTU 1980s and 2002, Thundercats 1985 and 2011, and She-Ra of the 1980s.


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