Masters Of The Universe vol.2 #6
Image/MV Creations (August, 2003)
WRITER: Val Staples
ARTISTS: Emiliano Santalucia & Enza Fontana
COLORIST: Kevin Senft (assisted by Shaynne Corbett)
COVER ARTISTS: Emiliano Santalucia & Val Staples
LETTERING: Dreamer Design
EDITORS: Monica Lopez, Jeremy Padawer, Ian Richter, & Geoff Walker
As He-Man, Skeletor, and their forces do battle the evil Man-At-Arms makes his way into the Castle using a simulation of the Power Sword. Our heroes manages to chase off Skeletor, who himself sneaks into the castle by pretending to vanish. He-Man and the Sorceress confront the evil Man-At-Arms using the portal and retrieve their Man-At-Arms. However, this continuity’s version of Hordak sees an opportunity to return to Eternia, but He-Man manages to destroy the portal keeping the Horde trapped wherever it is they are. Skeletor is finally run off completely and at last things are back to normal on Eternia. Such as it is.
What they got right: A good finale and foreshadowing for what was intended to happen on the show before it was canceled after the debut of the Snake Men to the re-imagined toyline and series. Also, the art is as good as usual.
What they got wrong: We never got that spin-off miniseries about Man-At-Arms’ adventure in the mirror universe. Also, Man-E-Faces mentions doing his own stunts, but they don’t have movies on Eternia and he’s a stage actor, or in this version was before joining the Masters.
Recommendation: Another good miniseries that’s worth picking up. We have one more before we’re through, so join us next week for the debut of the Snake Men.