Title: Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018-) #1
Script: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Colors: Jeremy Colwell
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Believing He-man and the Masters of the Universe defeated, a robotic impostor has seized control of Eternia-but not for long! After freeing his kingdom from this strongman’s rule, Prince Adam learns not everyone is pleased to see the pretender deposed-but Adam knows the value of freedom. So when heroes from another dimension ask his aid in deposing a super-hero turned dictator, he agrees. Teaming up with Batman against the Superman of the Injustice Universe, He-man and his new allies face dangerous and familiar enemies in a battle where no world is safe!
“You’re the man we need to help defeat Superman once and for all.”
Once Superman went off the deep end and went all evil dictator, I knew that it was only a matter of time before Batman and co. reached out to He-Man for help…okay, I didn’t know that, and I didn’t even think that there was a possibility of it happening, but, I won’t ask questions because, frankly, I would love to see He-Man kick the snot out of Superman.
This ‘when worlds collide’ story is sure to appeal to fans of both Injustice and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; the concept/justification works well enough and makes enough sense, and it’s apparent that writer Tim Seeley is just as excited about writing this as fans are to read it. Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018-) #1 is a typical ‘round ‘em up’ issue intended to get the ball rolling. Thankfully, this ball is rolling in a direction that promises to, at the very least, be extremely entertaining.
Freddie E. Williams’ art style fits and works well for the Masters of the Universe, but it isn’t exactly ideal look, for me, for the characters from the Injustice universe. Regardless, Williams’ illustrations hit hard, and his panel/page layouts are clear and well-crafted.
I don’t expect much depth from this run, but I am hoping, expecting, really, to be entertained, and Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018) is off to a good start.
The Bottom Line:
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018-) #1 is an enjoyable read that will appeal Injustice and He-Man fans alike; if you’re expecting depth and emotional intensity, maybe this isn’t for you. But, if you’re a He-Man fan who is looking for a good time, pick this one up.