He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #2 Review

by Olivier Roth on December 18, 2019

Writer: Tim Seeley

Pencils: Dan Fraga

Inks: Richard Friend

Colors: Matt Yackey

Letters: Saida Temofonte

Published by: DC


As a child of the 80s, He-Man was a big part of my childhood. Having a comic that explores the many facets of the He-Man mythos is a really fun ride. This issue sees our merry band of He-Mans (from the movie and a cartoon version that I still haven’t placed) with the help of Keldor - a non skeleton Skeletor - as they make their way to the New Adventures of He-Man’s universe in pursuit of the Anti-He-Man. 


The story is framed around an attack by Skeletor (of the current universe) on Spaceship Eternia as the Anti-He-Man makes his way to the heart of the ship, and thus, the power of Grayskull that he’s been collecting. The Skeletor of this dimension is an interesting character as written by Seeley, as he “gets wise” to the situation of interdimensional travelers pretty quickly and proposes to help stop the Anti-He-Man. But, him being a Skeletor, you can see that this will not end well. 


There are quite a few story advancements that happen during this issue, and we get some character development in young Prince Keldor. He gets to learn a little bit more about the magic he has, his limitations, and that not everything is as it seems. I’m curious to see how he, and his two He-Man compatriots will handle what comes next. 


Fraga, Friend and Yackey provide really fun and detailed artwork throughout the issue. I really like that Fraga changes his style somewhat between each different type of He-Man - all buff and muscular. The cartoon version is still the most interesting one, as he’s so much different than the rest of the cast and because of this, gets to have a ton of different expressions.

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