STAFF PICKS :: HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #7 :: JULY 1, 2015

June 30, 2015 By: Karla Marsh Category: Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks

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karla_staff_picksKARLA’S PICK :: HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #7: Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know, BIG SURPRISE! My pick for the week is He-Man: The Eternity War #7. That’s almost like me saying, “Hey guys, you know what I REALLY like? BREATHING!! Breathing is AWESOME!!” All obviousness aside, however, I AM picking this issue for a reason other than my true and undying love of all things Masters of the Universe. Issue #7 picks up with a new creative team. Rob David and Dan Abnett take the story-crafting reigns for this arc while Edgar Salazar’s pencils bring a slightly edgier look to the Masters. The changes in artistic style are bold, but not detrimental as the story picks up with Skeletor, She-Ra and Skeletor’s minions trying to find a way to best Hordak now that Evil-Lyn has betrayed them. The story is solid and offers more insight into the current incarnation of Skeletor! There’s also some good moments with Shadow Weaver which made me happy! (I want more Princess of Power characters in my Master’s of the Universe!) The cover by Jonboy Meyers is also worth mentioning because, if you look closely, you can see twisted versions of classic She-Ra characters Madame Razz, Kowl and Glimmer in the mix!

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STAFF PICKS :: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3 :: JUNE 26, 2013

June 24, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

KARLA’S PICK :: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3: Yes, I’m picking HE-MAN and the MASTERS of the UNIVERSE AGAIN. Why? Because it’s my FAVORITE and it comes out on my BIRTHDAY. That’s why. Also because this isn’t your old-school He-Man. This new run on MotU has taken a far grittier turn than it’s nostalgic counterparts, and ushers in a fierce, and far more brutal, Evil Horde! Along with fresh and interesting back stories for some of my favorite characters, the story-line by Keith Giffen has kept me intrigued, while the artwork from Pop Mhan has solidified my belief that, in the right hands, a MotU book could be stunning!

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STAFF PICKS :: HE-MAN #1 :: APRIL 17, 2013

April 16, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: Uncategorized

KARLA’S PICK :: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 ONGOING :  By the POWER OF GRAYSKULL, we have a new HE-MAN COMIC!! Yeah, NO ONE should be surprised that this is my pick of the week. Heck, even my profile photo is a picture of me next to one of my most FAVORITE characters in the world SHE-RA, who is one of the prominent characters in the Masters of the Universe realm. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 picks up where the six-issue mini-series, as well as the digital-only issues,  left off in January!
Peace has once again returned to Eternia after the defeat of Skeletor and the return of He-Man and the Masters. But as is all too often true, peace is short lived. Eternia quickly finds itself under attack once again, this time from an outside invader: The Evil Horde! This issue introduces Despara, force Captain of the Evil Horde, who is a ruthless conqueror loyal to the evil Hordak, and much to my relief a RED-HEADED Teela. (My favorite Teela will ALWAYS be red-headed! No offense to blonde Teela.)
With a new story-line by writer Keith Giffen and beautiful artwork by Pop Mhan, I am TRULY looking forward to getting my hands on this new ongoing series!!

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STAFF PICKS :: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6 :: JANUARY 30, 2013

January 29, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

KARLA’S PICK :: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6: For those of you that KNOW me personally, you’ve KNOWN this day was coming. My pick for this week is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #6!! Yes, ladies, gents and kids of all ages, He-Man is BACK, and trapped in a world that he can’t remember!! This is the LAST ISSUE of this series, and the title (THANK THE GODS!!) is being picked up for an on-going series starting in April!! I can’t wait! If you grew up raising a plastic sword high above your head crying “By the Power of Grayskull”, you HAVE to pick up this book!! DC is taking one of your childhood heroes, and giving him the chance to be the Most Powerful Man in the Universe once more!

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