It seems the desire to tell Masters Of The Universe stories is still going strong with the release of two MOTU comic titles from DC Comics / Comixology: Masters of the Universe and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The story has taken many twists and turns since the days of the minicomics which were packaged with the first couple of waves of original toys. The new stories are obviously linked to the current Classics line, although they are not tied directly to Mattel's character biographies. Mattel's gracious acknowledgement that there is no one definitive canon has been noted. It is appropriate to give writers (and their readers) some freedom when it comes to storytelling.

So are these stories any good? Well they are ok. The comics are more about the art than the story. The art is reasonably dramatic but the stories have no depth. The dialogue amounts to little more than a few exclamations to accompany the action. An obvious bugbear is the tiny font size DC Comics has decided to use in these stories. It is hard to read the tiny text, even when displaying the comics at their full screen setting. It's good to have some new stories and artwork, but they could have been so much better.

I will add to this page as more information becomes available and more issues are released. The links below will take you to the relevant pages on the DC Comics website.

Masters of the Universe

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe