By Trodorne 2 Comments
I just finished reading issue 6 of He-man and the Masters of the Universe series. for those who have been wanting to jump onto the series but do not want to get into the middle of the story; the first story arc is now finished. Keith Giffen and Pop Mhan will be back at work for the series in issue 13.
Though I could go into detail what happened, but its great and you should read it. to be honest 1st issue was more of a setup anyways, but the story has been getting much and much better with each passing issue. issue 5 and 6 really peaked in terms of the story. and Keith Giffen established the new status quo for the series and for fans of both He-man and She-ra.
The biggest stigma for the series right now is that people have the idea it is similar to the 80's franchise. but really you have to throw that out. this is a more mature series that is not afraid to show blood and violence. Keith Giffen brought depth to the world and a sense of realism to something that seemed outrageous.
So jumping on... On October 16th Issue 7 of the series will be coming out. it will be the next story arc of the series so you can jump on in terms of following on an individual issue basis. Dan Abbnet will be writing this arc. Which I can't wait to see what he does. the second volume (covering the beginning of the ongoing series) will be out hopefully for Janurary of 2014. in the mean time you can catch up with Volume 1 to get the 6 issue miniseries as well as it will have a printed version of geoff johns digital copy of Sir Laser-lot.
This series is not for everyone. but I had to recommend it to a group id say this series is more for anyone who is reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I.Joe, or Transformer: Robots in Disguise. This is a great new interpretation of one of the 80's franchises. If you have the extra cash, I say spend $2.99 and pick up issue #7 and see if you like it. (im sure you will) for everyone else who has not been reading any of the series ive listed. This may not be for you. But if you want to read it issue 7 is your starting point for now till the trade comes out. if you can find the issues anywhere online from comic stores that can ship them out to you, all the better. anyways that is my CSA.