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REVIEW: Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

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REVIEW: Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

Book Title: Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

Book Description: In the second installment of Masters of the Universe: Revelation Skeletor gave us an origin story of how he came to get magical powers. Unfortunately, Skeletor fabricated at least some of the story, creating intrigue amongst geeks about how much of the story is true. That secret will remain locked away as tightly as the secrets of Grayskull.

We also saw that Skeletor is desperate to be able to link with the Orlax. It has knowledge of many of Eternia’s secrets. Skeletor wants to use that knowledge in his ongoing quest to rule Eternia. Unbeknownst to him, Evil-Lyn has already established contact with it.

In the third installment of the series, we are reminded that people aren’t born evil. It takes significant moments and choices during our upbringing. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of Evil-Lyn.

We flashback to Evil-Lyn as a young girl. Her adopted father is threatening to chop her hand off with an axe. Naturally, the frightened child runs away. Her flight leads her to escape in the sewers.

In the sewers, she encounters a sorceress. This sorceress sees the potential for magical greatness in her. She decides to take the young girl under her wing on one condition: no using magic for evil or to hurt others.

The young lady agrees to the terms and eagerly begins her studies. Years pass by and she finds herself on the street running errands that take her close to her old home. The young lady can’t help herself and has to go get her pound of flesh from her stepparents.

Things don’t go according to plan and it’s almost the end for the teen when an interloper steps in. Skeletor kills her stepparents and persuades her to finish her training with him. It’s this moment when the young lady becomes Evil-Lyn.

Book Author: Kevin Smith and Rob David

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Dark Horse Comics

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Illustrator: Tim Sheridan

  • Story
    (3.5)
  • Interior Art
    (3)
  • Cover Art
    (4.2)
  • Dialogue
    (3)
  • Mechanics
    (3.4)
  • Editing
    (3.2)
3.4

Summary

I’ve said it before. Hell hath no fury like a pissed off fan base. The Masters of the Universe: Revelation tv series has been getting a lot of backlash from fans for taking a different route than what was originally anticipated. In some aspects, the comic book series is as well.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation takes us out of our comfort zones and gives us new content from a different perspective. How many times do people want to see He-Man thwarting Skeletor’s latest scheme? Evidently at least one more.

Personally, I’m loving this series. Getting a back story or different take on a character that doesn’t traditionally get the spotlight has been terrific. I especially liked seeing a well-told origin story about Evil-Lyn.

This book continues in the great line of covers we’ve been getting throughout this series. This looks like it could be a movie poster. Being a fan of Hordak and company I loved seeing all of the Horde troopers.

As I geek on a budget I would highly recommend Masters of the Universe: Revelation to anyone who has held aloft their magic sword and said, “By the power of Grayskull”. There is a caveat to that though. Be prepared for a universe that isn’t quite what you’ve become accustomed to.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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