COMIC TITLE: He-Man/Thundercats #4 (2017)
Lloyd Goldfine, Rob David- Writers
Freddie E. Williams II – Artist
January 18, 2017
A couple of Months or so ago, I re-introduced an old title that I had original read for the original challenge and the reason I had to find it again for this one was because it was based off of two of my childhood favorite cartoons with one being He-Man and the other being Thundercats. What we know so far is that Mumm-Ra had stolen the sword from He-Man, but by the time he showed up to the Black Pyramid, he had an unexpected visitor in Skeletor who reduced him to ashes and drank him. Now, Skeletor has the power of the sword and the powers of Mumm-Ra and he looks to take over Castle Greyskull once and for all, but first he’ll have to deal with not just the Thundercats, but now he has to deal with the fact that Mumm-Ra’s spirit is a power player now too. In He-man/Thundercats #4, Prince Adam is still dead and the Thundercats are trying their best to help the citizens of Eternia. With their backs against the wall, Lion-O and Cringer take He-Man’s body to the Black Pyramid in hopes too revive him, but the question is will it work and how will he come out of it.
One of the things that I have been most impressed about when reading this comic is the artwork because Freddie Williams II continuously does an amazing job and he never seems to disappoint me. One of the scenes I loved from this issue is the transformation of Cringer (a.k.a Battle Cat) into a Thundercat that we get in this issue. Cringer is a scaredy cat by nature and the power of Lion-O’s sword makes him a bad ass. I definitely think that he is doing the series justice unlike the new Thundercats TV series that we are about to get. The story is just getting better and better and this one does it’s job with the cliffhanger at the end because we are all wondering what condition is Prince Adam in after going into the Black Pyramid. This was definitely a great set up issue for the rest of the series and what we can expect to get moving forward. I loved the personal battle that ensued between Skeletor and Mumm-Ra, but they’ve added a different dimension to it because they are working well together now. It’ll be interesting to see who blames who if it all goes wrong in the end. I definitely recommend this series to anyone, so check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+