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Art Team: Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 15, 2017
This is it the big conclusion between whatever is left of
our heroes and Mumm-ator in the final issue of this very enjoyable mini-series.
If you’re new here, you may be asking
yourself, I came here for He-Man and Lion-O, what in damnation is a Mumm-ator exactly? My only answer for you would be the most
fearsome villain in existence with a sense of humor matched by few if any in
the Multiverse. So lets see what the
ultimate prankster has in store for our heroes in the series conclusion shall we.
Summon the power and join me after the jump.
The situation at the start looks dire in Eternia as our
heroes arrive back, after a detour in Thundara, to find Mumm-ator (the combined
spirits of Skeletor and Mumm-Ra) has entered Castle Grayskull in ‘his’ quest to
have all the power ever in existence. He-Man and Lion-O quickly give chase through the
bowls of Castle Grayskull to a Secret Threshold even He-Man has never crossed
finally bring the heroes face to face with Mumm-ator.
Mumm-ator sit atop a throne in this Secret Threshold, while
in possession of the Orb of Power, and holding the Sorceress hostage. Despite seemingly having the upper hand,
Mumm-ator still needs the sword of power to unleash living hell across the
Multiverse, which He-Man and Lion-O have something to say about. The two jump into a two on one battle with
the villain trading blows in an effort to get the orb from Mumm-ator’s
Once the heroes are in possession of the orb we take a,
Quantum Leap-esque, type of journey through the Multiverse. What comes are visions of several different
worlds and glimpses through time as our attempt to make their way back ‘home’ and
away from the villainous Mumm-ator giving chase.
The orb and Sword of Power change hands several times before
we end up back in the Secret Threshold. Now freed from Mumm-ator’s grasp the Sorceress
uses whats left of her strength to heal/summon all heroes present in an epic
final battle for the ages as we reach our third act. Much like Skeletor and Mumm-Ra combining
their powers several issues ago, Lion-O and He-Man decide now is as good a time
as any to try a similar path to success.
Summoning all they have left from both sword the two blast the villain
into oblivion returning the land of Eternia back to its former ruler as the issue
ends with an ominous … The End?!?!?!
To sum up my thoughts on the series as a whole, this truly
is one of the most entertaining mini-series I have read in a long time. The
story was brutal, funny, action packed, full of cameos, and callbacks any fan
of either property would truly enjoy. If
this is something you were trade waiting to enjoy I will suggest you buy it immediately
because the combination of a crazy enjoyable story with eye catching art is a
must for any collector.
Overall this issue will definitely read easier as a paper
book than digital copy. There are so
many splash pages and so much to take in its difficult to enjoy on the limited
screen size. In no way does this detract from my overall score for the book in
any way though. If you are a He-Man or
Thunder Cats fan this is a book made for you by fans of the properties so soak it
up and cherish the material. I don’t feel
like the story was rushed to an ending to accommodate the issue count and the
natural progression of heroes and villains each getting their time to shine
here was thoroughly enjoyable all the way through. I know the sales aren’t through the roof
crazy but anytime DC wants to publish anymore He-Man or Thunder Cat stories I
will jump on that in a heartbeat.
Bits and Pieces:
He-Man and Thunder Cats provides a satisfying conclusion to
a pretty epic mini-series, while also continuing to acknowledge these character
‘share’ the Multiverse with fellow DC characters, a nice little callback, if
you ask me, for following He-Man stories DC has published. Come for the characters you loved as a child
stay for the great story and fantastic art.