As He-Man travels to Earth, the home of his mother, Darkseid and his hordes attack Eternia searching for something. What is Darkseid’s plan?
Tim Seeley has created along with Freddie Williams II a niche for themselves where they play with the Masters of the Universe while pitting them against other properties. First, it was the Thundercats, now it’s Injustice. What is wonderful about their work is that unlike previous series working with “toy properties” they are willing to take risks and experiment. They also are quite good at pitting one concept against similar one that is almost the same in the other properties being matched against the Masters of the Universe.
As with everything Seely writes, it is fast-paced and filled with solid characterization and twists. Working with a large ensemble can be tough but it not confuse readers very much. There are enough hints about even obscure characters like Mossman. Having written that, I grew up with the Masters of the Universe so perhaps this series was easier for me to understand than most. This series will surprise you so don’t think that it is just another adaptation of a toy line.
I have already praised Williams many times, but I have to do this again. Few artists would make such a complicated comic work. The best part is that one can feel the love he has for this franchise and how he tries to make it work with Injustice. I will argue that he is a better fit for the Masters than Injustice who usually is rendered in a slick and clean style. But the best thing is that the story moves, and moves, and moves.