WildStorm (November, 2002)
WRITER: Ford Lytle Gilmore
PENCILER: Ed McGuinness
INKER: Jason Martin
LETTERER: John Layman
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Kristy Quinn
EDITOR: Jeff Mariotte
Needing the healing waters from the Garden Of Thundera (because everything is “of Thundera”…they use the spoon of Thundera to eat the food of Thundera off the plates of Thundera and drink the milk of Thundera out of the cup…you get the idea), Hachiman travels to Thundera just as Mumm-Ra call back the Mutants. Tired of Slithe’s failures (although Slithe points out Mumm-Ra doesn’t have a bit track record either), Mumm-Ra puts Vultureman in charge of leading an attack on the Thundercats. However, Lion-O, Tigra, and Hachiman are able to send them packing and getting the healing waters Hachiman needs for his father. Meanwhile, the beacon to call the other Thundarians is almost done, and Panthro has a new Thundertank.
What they got right: It’s a pretty good fight between the Thundercats (and friend) and the Mutants. The art’s good, and I like the design of the new Thundertank. (The old one’s back on Third Earth.)
What they got wrong: Did Gilmore just prefer Vultureman over Slithe? Because Vultureman tried to be in charge once and he was kind of on Starscream’s level of failure at it. And there is one hiccup in the art, since the Thunderkittens look younger than they should be. In one panel Wilykit looks about seven.
Recommendation: A fair but not exciting comic. It’s worth getting if you see it, but that’s about it.