James Robinson is English born but has lived in Southern California for almost twenty years. He has spent many of those years solely as a writer of comics, most noteworthy being THE GOLDEN AGE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, STARMAN and Leave It To Chance. In addition to the page, Robinson has also written several screenplays, including the movie adaptation of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. He currently is the writer of EARTH 2.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)by James Robinson
Prince Adam sets out to reclaim the mantle of HE-MAN, a legendary power that he can wield for the powers of good. But around every turn the evil villain Skeletor seeks to destroy the young hero and keep him from finding his fellow Masters. Join writers James Robinson (EARTH 2,
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE return to comics in an all-new graphic novel!
Prince Adam sets out to reclaim the mantle of HE-MAN, a legendary power that he can wield for the powers of good. But around every turn the evil villain Skeletor seeks to destroy the young hero and keep him from finding his fellow Masters. Join writers James Robinson (EARTH 2, STARMAN) and Keith Giffen (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN & ROBIN) as they unveil a MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for a new generation.
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All the reasons the reviewer below disliked the new He-Man comics are the reasons I love it. I want a more grown up He-Man series because, well, I'm more grown up. If your looking for pure nostalgia you probably wouldn't like the new stuff, but I really enjoy the more complex plots, the more developed characters, and yes, the violence as well.
Although ive not yet read the comic I have read the reviews and most of the people are saying the same thing. I have to say its not going to be the same as when you were a child things were diffrent in the 80's, I also grew up with the MOTU but I know that the new generation is going to be a little more graphic than the tv series. All I got to say really is keep an open mind on a new spin on an old franchise.
While the writing technique of having the main character(s) not know what's going on and the reader watches as they try and figure it out, is an old one but it can be don well. Unfortunately here, its not. James Robinson has written some amazing things in the past and the idea of him delving into the MOTU-verse is exciting, this is a big speed bump. The story is all over the place with Prince Adam learning with the reader. Sadly, what's learned isn't that interesting or informative. Plus, a pet peeve, English literary quotes in a book that takes place on a different world. That's lazy. The art wasn't refined and lacked focus. Overall, a better idea than finished product.
I don't have much to say about this disaster called a comic book. It isn't He-Man, or at least, it isn't the He-Man I knew. I had picked up the comic because I thought to myself, “It's He-Man, it has to be cool.” Boy was I ever <i>wrong</i> . This is as far from He-Man as anything could be. In the first volume of this ongoing series, it looks like they decided to mix He-Man in with <i>Game of Thrones</i> . This is a horrible fit. Look, I think that having some blood and other more serious fighting is fine. I don't mind <i>all</i> of the stuff that they changed, but this is not a bloody, gory franchise. It was never intended to be. Between Sorcoress being brutally bloodied and killed (and worse), Orko being a villain, Teela being an immature brat that is around more for fanservice (very scantily clad fanservice at that) than anything else, among other bad parts, this is a disaster that I can't bear to finish. Oh, and the future volume will have She-Ra introduced as Hordak's adopted daughter, like in the original series, but with a twist. You see, she is not just more violent in this medium, she makes Xena in her bad days look cuddly and adorable. Wonderful job <i>DC</i> . I know that many folks roll their eyes when they hear others complain how something has been ruined, but for me it has. Maybe others like to read this darker and edgier crap without the hope and idealism it had before, but not me. I recommend never reading this book. I only gave it one star because I had to give it something. It is trash and doesn't deserve any stars at all. <i>DC</i> has horribly hurt this franchise, and destroyed some of my best memories. Disgusting.