Tuesday, November 10, 2015

He-Man: The Eternity War #11 Review and *SPOILERS*


Written By: Dan Abnett, Rob David
Art By: Pop Mhan, Mark Roberts, Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 28, 2015

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Well, it's a war torn Eternia boys and girls and after going through all the rigmarole of Hordak's invasion, it looks like we'll have an even more powerful Skeletor to contend with now that our favorite skull faced fiend has absorbed all the souls that Hordak collected over the years in Despondos and overthrew Hordak with a sword through his chest.  Yeah, that's a lot to take in and to add a extra heap of exposition mash potatoes to your plate, it also looks like King Hiss has taken over King Adam's position by consuming the once Master of the Universe and to add a bit of story gravy to that, Man-at-Arms survived his fall to Eternia with Roboto, but now he seems to be an agent of Evil sent to kill King Adam/King Hiss.  Hopefully if you're anything like me, you'll suck down all that and ask for seconds because this is an amazing story with twists and turns, taking us places I never expected He-Man to go.  Let's jump into this issue and see what else our Eternity War cooks have going on in the kitchen........... I think I might be hungry.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

For this story we're getting a bunch of flashbacks, letting us in on how Man-at-Arms; that lovable master of armaments could turn against our heroes and become the undead looking War Wraith.  After destroying Hordak's orbital disruptor, Man-At-Arms began crashing towards Eternia and thanks to Roboto's sacrifice in protecting Duncan, our hero survived the fall.

It's just too bad that Tri-Klops saw the crash as well and after fighting Man-At-Arms, where he got a lucky shot in, our hero was brought to Hordak to be tortured by the mystical Slime Pit............which holds a bit of nostalgia for me because it's partly due to this playset that I wasn't allowed to play with slime as a kid.......... I guess instructions back then didn't say "don't put slime on cat" or "don't put slime in VCRs."  The Slime Pit makes people become mindless slaves and I guess after Skeletor told Hordak to suck it by shoving a sword into his chest, he decided to put Man-At-Arms to work in bringing him the blood of He-Man.

After this flashback, we move into the present where Teela has rescued She-Ra from Despondos, thanks to the magical connection that Adora has with Swift Wind and now that our Princess of Power is back on the game board, we just might have a chance to see our heroes win this war........ That is if they ever catch a break.  Yeah, instead of Teela and She-Ra regrouping with the soldiers of Eternia and maybe resting and coming up with a plan of attack, they're confronted by the recently Sorceress-ed up Evil-Lyn, who seems determined to bring on the Age of Horokoth.  Teela gets She-Ra and Swift Wind to fly off in hopes of finding Adam, while she takes on Evil-Lyn, Sorceress e Sorceress.

In the end, we head back to where we left off in the previous issue and see Man-At-Arms, playing the role of War Wraith going up against King Hiss, playing the role of King Adam.  Yeah, nobody's who they're supposed to be in this title anymore, but that's half the fun of it because I never thought that any of this could ever happen and seeing it is some kind of awesome.  Anyway, after a long monologue about how much Duncan actually hates Adam for his weakness, Duncan gets the shock of his life when he gets the King Hiss multiple snake attack and goes down.......... but hopefully not dead and our issue closes with King Hiss writhing in pain even though he won the fight because it appears that somehow King Adam has survived his ingestion from the former ruler of the Snake-Men.

That's it for this issue of He-Man: The Eternity War and this is an awesome issue because of everything that it gives us.  Yeah, I'm a fan of a straight forward type story, but here we get caught up on a whole bunch of things that have been lingering for awhile.  We've got She-Ra out of Despondos and back in action, the mystery of what happened to Man-at-Arms solved and a revelation that King Adam is still alive and fighting...........which is pretty obvious for a title called He-Man, but I've seen so much from this series so far that I never expected, I wouldn't put it past these creators to kill off our title character, at least for a little.  My biggest complaint is She-Ra getting under used because of how powerful she is and now that she's needed again, having a very simple resolution to get her out of Despondos and back in the game.  Really, though it's a bunch of epicness after epicness and I don't know which story I should be more excited for because it's all off the wall awesome.  Like the story, the art is strong as hell....... like most readers of this series have come to expect and I can't wait to see what comes next.

Bits and Pieces:

He-Man: The Eternity War continues to be an off the wall read, giving Masters of The Universe fans things that they never thought possible and that doesn't stop here as this book brings multiple stories to ahead and does a damn fine job in doing it.  The art continues to stay strong and like I say in every review....... go out and read this already because this is one of the best books that is being put out by DC Comics........ go..... go already.  



  1. Sad this is ending soon ... this is a perfect comic book story. Besides Batman I never thought my favorite DC books would be Martian Manhunter and HeMan. Im pretty sure the slime pit was literally THE ONLY HeMan thing my mom never got me.