Week 36 2013 | Part 4 | Comic Reviews


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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #5

Once Upon A Time

Woohoo! This is an issue I have been waiting for! Adora’s origin revealed.

Let’s recap. Adora, known as Despara, has led the invasion from Etheria to Eternia under the title of Lord Hordak’s daughter and Shadow Weaver as her mother. Now that was a brilliant story. If you were a fan of the original She-Ra and He-Man cartoons, then you already, know that she was kidnapped at birth and then given to the Horde.

But her story has changed a bit, and that has warped the origin of them all as a whole, also explaining why no one remembers that the queen gave birth to twins. As a fan of the original (and no I am not that old, only 22 years old) I love how the writers have given life to the original story that has been gifted here. This is a full and rich story that keeps putting new spins on the original. I am personally a fan of She-Ra more than I am of He-Man, so the direction they have taken this story is amazing and original.

And the way they have redeemed Shadow Weaver, oh that was heartbreaking and beautiful. I love this series.

WRITER: K. GIFFEN

ARTISTS: P. MHAN

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DC Universe VS. Masters of the Universe #1

Crossing Over

Whoa! Well, that was certainly entertaining. Prince Adam’s mother is back on Earth, the place she was from to begin with, provided they keep true to that origin, and she is looking for the one and only John Constantine. Why? Because Skeletor is on Earth with one of his master schemes in world domination. Because you know, that’s just how skull face rolls.

But the Masters of the Universe need the help of Skeletor to defeat Hordak and they have enlisted Evil-Lyn to assist them, or rather, she needed their help due to the fact that Hordak had her encased because of her knowledge.

Now, you make think that this is going to be cheesy, combining two universes, and you would be right if you didn’t have the right man for the job. Enter K. Giffen! He is an amazing writer. This man knows what is going on in the DC Universe and the He-Man Universe. He was able to tie the stories together effortlessly and give this arc an actual plotline to subtract the campiness that would have been felt otherwise.

WRITER: K. GIFFEN

ARTIST: D. SOY

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Dexter #3

Dexter

Dexter let his guard down and got a little sloppy himself now didn’t he. Tsk, tsk. But that happens I guess. Everyone has an off day. Now, as far as the writing goes, it’s good. I have read the Dexter Morgan books also written by J. Lindsey so this is entirely different from the Television show and more closely related to the novels. However, the character is still the same! So if you’re a fan of Dexter, trust me, you’ll enjoy this read.

Much like with the TV show and the novel, Dexter is stuck in his own head here talking to his dark companion and moving the plot along. Lindsey . I love it! It’s full of a lot of twists and turns and so much character. The plot line is amazing because we are getting a more personal look at the way that Dexter’s psyche works. A blast from the past is making his way, piling up the bodies as he makes a name for himself as Dexter investigates in his own dark way. Dexter has a great personality and depth to his character and Lindsey knows just how to weave out the most perfect story.

WRITER: J. LINDSEY

ARTISTS: D. TALAJÍC

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