Sunday, January 19, 2014

DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #4 Review

Written by: Keith Giffin and Tony Bedard
Art by: Pop Mhan
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 15, 2013

Trinity War Redux

I love the Masters of the Universe.  I was 13 when the cartoon originally aired and I couldn't get enough of it.  When it was relaunched in 2002, I was a father of three (with two more to come in the next couple of years) and He-Man had fallen off my radar.  Fast forward to 2013 and when I heard of DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe I was excited, though a little skeptical.  When the book was delayed, my skepticism grew.  Fortunately, the book arrived and was as good as I originally hoped.  Issue #4 is here and it is what I was hoping the series would be from the start, a boat load of fun.

Keith Giffin and Tony Bedard give fans of both Universes action, and lots of it.  While He-Man and Evil-Lyn search for Skeletor, Man-at-Arms leads a battle against Green Arrow and the rest of the Justice League of America.  It is as cool as it sounds and each match up is like a fantasy league of superheroes.  The highlight for me was Simon Baz vs Moss Man.  Giffin and Bedard have so many great characters at their disposal and they are beginning to use them all.  Which leads too...

Just when I thought it couldn't be any better, the Justice League Dark showed up.  Meanwhile, Batman thinks he has figured out what really happened to Superman and joins with Constantine to convince everyone to stop fighting each other and focus on the real enemy.  Who the real enemy is revealed to the reader and it is another too cool moment.  Fans of the Masters of the Universe may have mixed reactions, but I loved it.

My only issue is Batman's "voice" during his locker room speech to get both sides together.  It didn't ring true.

Pop Mhan's art does justice to both Universes.  The action looks great as does everything else.

Bits and Pieces:

Dc Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #4 is great fun for fans of both Universes.  There are so many great characters in this issue and the action is top notch.  The true evil is also revealed and allies are forming to fight it instead of themselves.  Things are really heating up and I can't wait to see what happens.



  1. i rly wish i'm picking up this comic. Sounds amazing. Nice brief review though

    1. You should give it a try. It sounded pretty far fetched to me when it was first announced, but I'm glad I started reading it.