Tuesday, August 21, 2012

THE SECRET LIQUID OF LIFE! (mini-comic, 1983)

The Secret Liquid of Life! is a 1983 Masters of the Universe mini-comic written by Michael Halperin and illustrated by Larry Houston and Michael Lee. Here, He-Man and companions help a friend rescue his fiancé.

Here’s a change of pace – a bunch of new characters and no Skeletor. The story seems thrown together (if she was kidnapped, why did Geldor need an illusion?), but it’s nice to see some non-whites on Eternia.  

The art is serviceable. We get some decent action spreads, but we also get a long-haired brunette Teela in a yellow jumper. One doesn’t typically think much about comic letterers, but Stan Sakai drops an “alway’s” on us.   

This one’s not awful, but it isn’t particularly good, either.


Read it HERE