Review: He-Man/Thundercats #2

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writers: Rob David & Lloyd Goldfine
Artists: Freddie E. Williams II & Jeremy Colwell

Summary
Skeletor attempts to steal the power of Grayskull from He-Man.

Positives
The art by Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell is solid. The issue is drawn by Williams II and colored by Colwell. There’s a surreal nature to the art that works for me and the material. The team really takes advantage of the two shows to create imagery that is both weird and cool. I particularly like Colwell’s coloring which gives the issue a very distinct look.

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The idea of Skeletor becoming He-Man is absolutely hilarious; I love it. It’s a fun premise that I hope Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine will take advantage of in the upcoming issues.

The issue is mostly a big action scene and it’s well done. It’s exciting and has a nice flow and pace. The fight moves just at the right speed with a good amount of rising action. There’s a good display of different powers as well. It’s a good deal of fun.

Negatives
I don’t like the cover by Williams II. It’s simply too busy for my tastes. It feels cluttered and the backgrounds don’t help in that regard. I don’t know where to look; I think something simpler would be more effective here.

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Verdict
Overall, this is an okay issue. While the action is fun, it is just action. It’s incredibly well-done action but that’s not the most interesting thing in the world to me. Skeletor is fun because he’s over the top and silly as always. And the art is pretty good. It just isn’t the most interesting thing in the world.

3outof5

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.