Adam the woodsman has dreams of being someone else, someone larger, braver, and a leader of other super beings. These are literal dreams, not admirations. In these dreams he fights an evil threat and thankfully always wins. Awakening from them he realizes they are only that, dreams. His life isn’t glorious at all, living in a cabin in the woods tending to his work and his sick father who he believes is slipping further and further into senility. Adam is drawn from the farm, leaves his father in the caring hands of a neighbor and embarks in a quest to see what else there is in the world. He will find out much more than he could ever imagined.
Seeing this book on the rack this week immediately put a smile on my face. I have very fond memories of anything He-Man. Picture of me shirtless with a He-Man costume on trying to ride my dog Bonnie. My great collection of Masters of the Universe action figures, one of them being savagely attacked by my cousin who decided to eat his legs off. I’m serious, she literally ate his legs! So the bar at which He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 was set is very high. Luckily, DC Comics, James Robinson, and Phillip Tan nailed it. The butterflies in my stomach were flushed away after only a few pages of this great book. Seeing villains I hadn’t thought about in years brought back to life had me grinning from ear to ear. Nostalgia aside, the story for He-Man is really quite amazing. Without spoiling it for you, I’m very curious to see how Skeletor achieved this almost unbelievable feet.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is a must read for fans, and I’m sure this book can draw in some new fans too. I’m unsure how long it can keep up this pace, but I’m glad it’s back, and I hope it’s successful for quite sometime. Fans might also be curious about Thundercon/Power-Con taking place September 22nd-23rd, check out www.thepower-con.com for more details!