DC Universe Vs. The Masters of the Universe #1





Release date

September 4, 2013
5 out of 10
This could’ve been a good opportunity to hook curious DC fans into learning some more about He-Man’s world, but instead this book feels very much like it should’ve came with a sign that reads “For He-Man Fans Only” because if you don’t know your He-Man (or your Justice League Dark) then you’re going to have some trouble keeping up. There’s too much exposition and not enough fun in this crossover.
3 out of 10
It ends up being another slow burn crossover story where not much actually occurs. The selling point is the crossover – can we get to it already?
My only real grip with the issue is the redesign of Skeletor. Gone is the classic look that we’ve all come to know and love, and in his place is a villain that looks like Brother Blood light. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but I don’t understand why someone felt the need to redo such an iconic villain. His visage was his calling card, so this new look is unwarranted and unnecessary. I might be alone here, I might not, but either way, this one seemingly minor point took me out of the reading.