Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6 – Tim Seeley, Writer; Freddie Williams II, Artist; Jeremy Colwell, Andrew Dalhouse, Colorists
Ray – 8/10
Ray: The most bizarre crossover in recent DC memory drops the mike with this final issue, taking He-Man and the evil Superman outside of their respective worlds and into the multiverse. As the issue opens, the two sides are at war against the forces of Apokalips, and Superman has seized the power of Greyskull. He has the powerless Adam at his mercy, but he doesn’t kill him. Instead, he demands the young man take him to the Nexus using his sword, taking him to a world where the tragedies that defined him didn’t happen. Although this Superman is much further gone than even the one in the main Injustice 2 comic, Seeley’s never let us forget that there’s still a human underneath there. He’s not the only one who has lost it a bit in this world – even the heroic Supergirl is more than willing to kill here, ripping obscure He-Man villain Two-Bad in half in graphic fashion.
The issue spoils the big twist of the series on the cover, which is becoming a major problem for DC books in general. So when Superman turns on Adam and tries to kill him, only for Adam to wind up in the Rock of Eternity to receive the power of Shazam, it feels inevitable. The series seems to be positioning itself as the last act for the Injusticeverse, at least in DC Comics – characters are older, and many key characters die over the course of the story. By the end, the title does something that only the Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover did previously – not reset the continuity and instead create a new, permanently altered one where the story goes on. We see snapshots of the coexistence between the two worlds – as well as new villains rising to fill the vacuums of the ones who didn’t make it. This is a good example of how in the hands of a writer that cares, even the most bizarre concept can become a very good story.
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