COMICS: First Look At DC UNIVERSE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1

When the villainous Skeletor arrives on Earth, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe find themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe! Hit the jump for a first look at Keith Giffen (Justice League International) and Dexter Soy's (Captain Marvel) DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe #1.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/3/2013
After narrowly escaping his last battle with He-Man, Skeletor has fled to the most unexpected realm to recover: EARTH! Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth’s core magic. Forging an unlikely hunting party, He-Man and company go in search of Skeletor. Finding themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must find a way to stop Skeletor and his mysterious new master!
















DC UNIVERSE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils by DEXTER SOY
Cover by ED BENES
Source: USA Today
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DaddyTuesday - 9/3/2013, 3:12 AM
OK. An interesting idea. Not liking He-Man's new costume. But I'll give the comic a fair crack of the whip. I usually like most things done by Keith Giffen.
bs77 - 9/3/2013, 3:15 AM

HeMan's armor looks Ironman inspired, but in spite of the high tech look, he still has sleeves ripped off?? I guess because the sleeves are frayed it really is a primitive barbarian tale. How can the Gods of DCU possibly lose this fight? Strange cross-over indeed.

Cover art is pretty good. For some reason it reminds me of some Image stuff from the 90's.
BlackFlash - 9/3/2013, 3:33 AM
I have no problem with He-Man's new costume the problem I have is that he doesn't look to much like He-Man to me. The 2003 cartoon done the right thing in making the transformation more noticeable between Prince Adam and He-Man, I look at this one and just go why is Prince Adam doing all the fighting.
sameoldthing - 9/3/2013, 3:39 AM
Bullshit new look for He-Man..he did not need a change.
Hope the story is good.
MightyZeus - 9/3/2013, 3:39 AM
Eh. I'd buy it out of curiosity.
Demongod20 - 9/3/2013, 3:40 AM
I want my old He-Man back. Bring back the Conan the Barbarian look.
AvatarIII - 9/3/2013, 3:42 AM
The story is called "Crossing Over" brilliant!
LEVlTlKUZ - 9/3/2013, 4:04 AM
meh, seems ok. I rather get this crossover instead.

GetsugaTensho22 - 9/3/2013, 5:04 AM
This looks interesting. I knew this was happening but haven't really followed it much.
Also, STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE COSTUME. YOUR CHILDHOOD IS OVER. HE-MAN has OUTGROWN THE STUPID LOIN CLOTH LOOK. STOP IT!
thenerdicon4 - 9/3/2013, 5:11 AM
yeah, i like He-Man's new costume. Arent you guys the same people who complain that He-Mans old costume was too Homo-Erotic? why are you complaining that it is covering more of his body?
marvel72 - 9/3/2013, 5:20 AM
what a steaming pile of dog shit!
HavocPrime - 9/3/2013, 5:30 AM
Did Rob Liefield do the cover as it just screams his style of hardly any feet, and horrible proportions.
CyberBishop - 9/3/2013, 5:41 AM
No... They tried this quite a few years back if I remember correctly... This is just sad..
KNIGHT3000 - 9/3/2013, 6:11 AM
NICE, I remember when Superman met the Thundercats, and how it showed there are 2 Eyes of Thundera in all existence, and the other was always in the Fortress of Solitude. Looking forward to this... I like that He-Man has more than 1 suit... Somebody mention Conan the Barbarian? Momoa ROCKED as Conan
SpideyQuad - 9/3/2013, 6:14 AM
Nice art! I'm the map keep my eyes on the guy. I'm liking the more contemporary view of these characters.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/3/2013, 6:27 AM
I'm still trying to understand what exactly is prompting people to call this "lame" or "dogshit". I'm honestly baffled.
DC4everLantern - 9/3/2013, 6:36 AM
This is so [frick]ing EPIC !!!
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 6:41 AM
I'm getting this... NOW!
and would Intruder kindly piss off?
unknownfacts - 9/3/2013, 6:55 AM
Why is Teela's outfit on the cover different from the one she's wear in the comics.Stratos has that same problem too.
marvel72 - 9/3/2013, 7:08 AM
@ GetsugaTensho22

i'm fine with dc comics,i enjoy reading some of their titles.

but dc universe vs masters of the universe is a crap idea just like marvel did a few years ago with the avengers/transformers comic book.

i suppose its alright if you're about ten or under but wow most of us grew out of he-man.
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 7:17 AM
Keith Giffen is a good writer and the art is alright, can someone give me a reason why this sucks?
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 7:18 AM
@Martian,
Intruder mindlessly hates DC, he probably didn't look at this and said it was lame.
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 7:31 AM
@marvel72
We're reading books about guys with superpowers wearing spandex saving people from falling off buildings, I don't think a crossover with a tv show about a guy who gets superpowers by lifting up his sword and stripping down a bit.
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 7:31 AM
... Is too silly.
marvel72 - 9/3/2013, 7:42 AM
@ JorEllinator

hey whatever floats your boat,but shit like this will be staying on the shelf.
A2ron - 9/3/2013, 7:48 AM
He-Man's emblem on his chest looks like it belongs to Hordak.
Ineedrevelation - 9/3/2013, 7:50 AM
Damn this got me hard!
Tevii - 9/3/2013, 7:56 AM
Cant wait for this mini-series. Plain fun.

But I STILL wish they would go back to the ORIGINAL version of He-man. The version that didnt even have a Prince Adam. He-man was ALWAYS He-man. The origtinal toys came with mini comics of the original story and it always seemed so much cooler.
He was Conan in space, no alter ego just a BAD ASS
GodzillaKart - 9/3/2013, 8:13 AM
Really? This exists?
beane2099 - 9/3/2013, 8:25 AM
I've said this more than once. I'm a sucker for inter-property crossovers. Always have been. The odder the better. I think my favorite part of the 90's and early 00's was all the crossover series. Superman/Thundercats, Archie/Punisher, Star Trek/X-Men, JLA/Predator? I got em all. And I'm a get this too.
beane2099 - 9/3/2013, 8:28 AM
On the subject of crossovers I still want to know why there's never been a Cap/GI Joe crossover or a Wolverine/Predator crossover. I know Marvel has their thing about not crossing over with other ["lesser"] properties but they didn't always have that policy (I think the 90's are evidence of that).
JorEllinator - 9/3/2013, 8:37 AM
@marvel72
Look at the comments, this will not stay on the shelves!
Tevii - 9/3/2013, 9:31 AM
I just hope they really play to the fact that Heman is called the "most powerful man in the universe" Superman and He-man could have an EPIC battle.

Now DC, get on a DragonballZ/DC crossover
Matador - 9/3/2013, 9:43 AM
The crossover is fine just a fun story, the outfits there fine just updated, but if Eternia is from another world why do they banter & talk is if they were straight from local USA town. Seems like it will be a simple kid friendly read not geared towards adults. This story had possibilities but might end up being flat or Bay style with action & explosions with lack of story.
dnno1 - 9/3/2013, 10:59 AM
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Solphins - 9/3/2013, 11:27 AM
So is there a reason the chick from He-man is almost naked on the cover, but is fully clothed inside the comic?
TerminalVoyd - 9/3/2013, 11:27 AM
The only thing worse than that particularly uninteresting Costume redesign is the even less interesting revamp of the power sword. ZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz. Ok, the only thing actually worse than that is New Adventures He-Man. But after that, yeah, Nu52 He-Man isn't quite doing it.

I mean fine, I get they want redesign it, but I have to ask, did Conan, or John Carter, or the Spartans illicit some bad touch feelings for the sexually insecure boys who fear their underdeveloped penises might twitch accidentally? Did the cast of Troy visually violate people in some way? Yeah, the love child of Battle Armor and Thunder Punch He-Man in a DCnU pant suit wasn't the way to go.

Good starting points:





Even some of this is half decent :



But the above? With the annoying random token fur around the shoulders for no reason other than a slavish need to work it in for the sake of having it instead of finding a way for it work (see: it doesn't here.)? SMH.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 9/3/2013, 12:12 PM
Ugh. Did He-Man just say "no comment"? They get the Headline News channel in Eternia? Actually, Nancy Grace could be Skeletor's sister...
hecthorsolis - 9/3/2013, 12:42 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA...VS??? WHERES THE FIGHT????? SUPES ALONE WITH THE HEAT VISION WILL SLICE EVERY MASTER WHERE THEY STAND. FUNNY STORY.
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