Week 3 2014 | Part 5 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

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DC Universe vs. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #4 (of 6)

Worlds Collide

Batman. Is. Awesome!  There’s a reason I love him.  Even when matters happen (other than the death of his son), he tries to look at things objectively, investigates the scene of the crime and figure out everything while everyone else is too busy fighting one another.  Of course, he is the great detective.

Anyway, here it is revealed that the big bad guy behind all this mess.  It’s Orko!  That was certainly unprecedented.  Orko used to be al cute and silly, and now he is this big bad guy!  That was incredibly unexpected.  The original Orko was great and as good a writer as Giffen is, hopefully he will not ruin such an iconic and important character in the He-Man Universe.  Giffen has brought back these characters and this series back wonderfully, highlighting what has made each of them such wonderful characters.

It’s still a great mini-series and the fact that Orko is the bad guy behind everything was unpredictable, making it a jaw-dropping moment, but here’s hoping that Giffen stays on the right track and stays true to the He-Man Universe.

All that aside, this issue was awesome the way it shows the heroes of Eternia battling it out with Earth’s greatest villains.  Oh, and Evil-Lyn is awesome!  Honestly, she and Batman are the two best parts of this mini-series.

PLOT: K. GIFFEN

SCRIPT: T. BEDARD

ARTIST: P. MHAN

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Earth-2 #19

The Dark Age Part 3

This series is amazing.  As you all are aware, Superman is now the herald of Darkside, bringing forth Apokalips as the “Gods” have outlived their planet.  In the meantime, Batman, Lois Lane (Red Tornado) and the Queen of Atlantis have rescued a Kryptonian alien from underground, well, more like saved him from the fate of being discovered while Lois and Jimmy seek refuge in the Batcave.

All in all, this series is incredibly fast paced and amazing.  Old characters are being revamped in an astonishing way, fighting the evil that almost destroyed the world.  It’s incredibly parallel to Earth 1 and everything that is happening with the Crime Syndicate.  This world has suffered loss, this world is much darker and this world has within it such a fragile yet strong substance to it.  That is how amazing the writers are, that even though everything seems to be lost, there is a spark of hope at the end of the comic.  And with the introduction of an evil brainwashed Superman, readers are thrown to the edges of their seats as they wonder how the world could possibly stand against one of the strongest men in the universe.  That’s just some intense stuff right there.

WRITER: T. TAYLOR

PENCILLER: N. SCOTT & R. ROCHA

   INKERS: T. SCOTT & O. ALBERT

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