Masters Of The Universe #2
Marvel/Star Comics (July, 1986(“Falling Stars” WRITER: Mike Carlin PENCILER: Ron Wilson INKER: Dennis Janke COLORIST: Bob Sharen LETTERER: John Morelli EDITOR: Ralph Macchio EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom DeFalco
Orko’s goofing around causes a blast from Man-At-Arms’ new Laser Bolt to hit a young Comet Warrior named Rokkon, who crashes onto Eternia. He-Man, Battlecat, and Orko save him from his enemies, the Meteorbs, and they make friends with Rokkon’s superior, Stondar, and the good Meteorbs. Skeletor allies himself with the evil ones and tricks the Comet Warriors and Man-At-Arms into fighting each other. However, Rokkon sees through Skeletor’s trick and with Orko’s help exposes the plan. The two heroic sides form a new friendship.
What they got right: Carlin and the art team seem really interested in pushing the toys. Snake Mountain looks like the toy rather than the show version and he again puts as many of them as he can into one story. Luckily he gives them all good showings.
What they got wrong: Man-At-Arms is a real grouch in this story. I understand being mad at Orko but he gets mad at Adam when he tries to help get the Laser Bolt under control. And my word there’s a lot of exposition by both Skeletor and Adam/He-Man in this story.
Recommendation: A story that just eeks out a mild recommendation to check out. It’s not that great but it’s not bad.