([October] 2014)

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Volume
3
Price
14.99 USD; 17.99 CAD
Pages
164
On-sale Date
2014-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-4719-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401247195 51499
Printer
RR Donnelley, Salem, VA, USA
Editing
Michael McCalister (credited) (editor - original series); Peter Hamboussi (credited) (editor); Bob Harras (credited) (editor in chief); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Masters of the Universe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Inks
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Colors
Randy Mayor (credited) (signed as rm)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Battle Cat; Man-At-Arms; Teela; Evil Horde [Despara; Horde Troopers]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Inks
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Colors
Randy Mayor (credited) (signed as rm)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Two page spread, reprinting artwork from the story "Desperate Times." The first page includes creator credits for the book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Horde Troopers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits and indicia page, with the cover reprint as a background.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Drew Johnson (credited) (signed as D E J XII)
Inks
Drew Johnson (credited) (signed as D E J XII)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited) (signed as KL (diamond))

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara; She-Ra
Reprints
  • Reprints from Masters of the Universe Chapter 8 (DC Digital Series, 2012).

She-Ra (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Drew Johnson (credited)
Inks
Drew Johnson (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Despara; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 1 of that sequence at the top.

She-Ra (Table of Contents: 6)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Costa (credited)
Pencils
Drew Johnson (credited)
Inks
Drew Johnson (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara [Adora]; Horde Troopers; Flutterina (death); Hordak; Skeletor (right arm only); Prince Adam (as a baby)
Synopsis
Despara begins to remember and dream about her abduction as an infact, leading to distraction and injury in battle. She is taken to Shadow Weaver, who suppresses the memories. Later, the memories and dreams begin to return.
Reprints
  • Reprints from Masters of the Universe Chapter 8 (DC Digital Series, 2012).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Inks
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Colors
Randy Mayor (credited) (signed as rm)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Battle Cat; Man-At-Arms; Teela; Evil Horde [Despara; Horde Troopers]
Reprints

Desperate Times (Table of Contents: 8)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Despara; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 8 of that sequence at the top.

Desperate Times (Table of Contents: 9)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited)
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Prince Adam; Man-At-Arms; Teela; King Randor; Ram Man; Dekker; Stratos; Roboto; Carnivus; Evil Horde [Despara [Adora]; Horde Troopers; Hordak]; He-Man
Synopsis
After a funeral for the Sorceress, Despara leads the Horde in an attack on Eternia. When fighting He-Man and Teela, her Hordak-like mask is removed, leading Teela to recognize her as Adora.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter (credited)
Inks
Howard Porter (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara [Adora]; He-Man; Beast Man; Evil-Lyn; Tri-Klops; Trap Jaw; Whiplash; Mer-Man; Clawful
Reprints

Past Imperfect (Table of Contents: 11)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Despara; He-Man; Teela

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 1 of that sequence at the top.

Past Imperfect (Table of Contents: 12)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited)
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Teela; He-Man; Stratos; Battle Cat; Moss Man; Fisto; Roboto; Man-At-Arms; Ram Man; Mekaneck; King Randor; Dekker; Evil Horde [Despara [Adora]; Horde Troopers]
Synopsis
As the Horde attack on Eternos continues, Randor calls a withdrawal to Castle Grayskull. Battle Cat scars Adora's face in the retreat. Randor informs those gathered at the castle that Eternia has fallen to the attackers, who hit every village in the kingdom at once. He reveals that the leader of the enemy is Hordak, a monster from legend thought to be myth. Despara arrives in holographic form and offers to spare the others if Battle Cat is butchered and He-Man fights her to the death. After refusing her offer, the heroes prepare to hear Teela's story of her past with Adora.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Horde Troopers
Reprints

Siege! (Table of Contents: 14)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Mateo Guerrero (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Mateo Guerrero (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited); Wendy Broome (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Man-At-Arms; He-Man; Roboto

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 15 of that sequence at the top.

Siege! (Table of Contents: 15)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited)
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Mateo Guerrero (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Mateo Guerrero (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited); Wendy Broome (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Teela; Man-At-Arms; Mekaneck; King Randor; Roboto; Evil Horde [Despara [Adora]; Horde Troopers; Hordak; Shadow Weaver]; Cringer; Zoar; Sorceress
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Inks
Ed Benes (credited) (signed as Benes)
Colors
Randy Mayor (credited) (signed as rm)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man
Reprints

Fires of Eternity (Table of Contents: 17)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Coral Martinez (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Despara; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 1 of that sequence at the top.

Fires of Eternity (Table of Contents: 18)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited)
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Coral Martinez (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Teela; Evil Horde [Despara [Adorda]; Horde Troopers]; Man-At-Arms; Mekaneck; He-Man; Zoar; King Randor; King Grayskull
Synopsis
As the Horde lays siege to Castle Grayskull, Teela is held prisoner by Despara. Teela causes Adora to begin questioning her origins by pointing out that her father, Hordak, is not human like Adora. Meanwhile, He-Man discovers the secret of Castle Grayskull, an ancient forge. Channeling the spirit of King Grayskull, he reforges the Power Sword into a new form.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited)
Inks
Alejandro Sicat (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
She-Ra [Adora]; Shadow Weaver
Reprints

Once Upon a Time (Table of Contents: 20)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mekaneck; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 1 of that sequence at the top.

Once Upon a Time (Table of Contents: 21)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited)
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Deron Bennett (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Ram Man; Stratos; Mekaneck; Dekker; Fisto; Man-At-Arms; King Randor; Moss Man; Snout Spout; Teela; Zoar; Sorceress; He-Man; Evil Horde [Horde Troopers; Despara [Adora] (origin); Shadow Weaver (death); Hordak]; Skeletor (flashback); Queen Marlena (flashback)
Synopsis
He-Man rejoins the battle at Castle Grayskull. Meanwhile, Despara begins to question her origins and goes to Shadow Weaver for the truth. Shadow Weaver reveals Adora's status as the daughter of Randor, stolen by Skeletor for Hordak. Shadow Weaver saves Adora from Hordak's wrath, but is killed by Hordak for caring about Adora as her own daughter.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes (credited)
Inks
Ed Benes (credited)
Colors
Randy Mayor (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Hordak; He-Man; Despara [Adora]
Reprints

Blood Ties (Table of Contents: 23)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Diana Egea (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
He-Man; Horde Troopers

Indexer Notes

Credits and title page for the next story sequence of the same title. Includes artwork from page 1 of that sequence at the top.

Blood Ties (Table of Contents: 24)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited); Rob David (credited) ("based on a story by"); Lloyd Goldfine (credited) ("based on a story by")
Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited); Diana Egea (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Layno (credited)
Letters
Saida Temofonte (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Mekaneck; Battle Cat; Teela; Despara [Adora]; Man-At-Arms; King Randor; Dekker; Fisto; Stratos; Cringer; Zoar (flashback); Evil Horde [Horde Troopers; Hordak; Catra; Modulok]
Synopsis
Adora decides to free Teela, leading Hordak to confront them. When a rescue party arrives, Hordak reveals he has fully conquered Eternia except for Grayskull, which he then destroys with an earthquake. Surrounded by Troopers, the heroes and Despara escape thanks to He-Man's backup plan: the Talon Fighter. After regrouping at Point Dread, Teela confronts her father about Adora's surprise reveal that the Sorceress was Teela's mother. Adora sets out on her own, no longer part of the Horde.
Reprints
Keywords
Point Dread; Talon Fighter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Dodson (credited) (signed as Terry Dodson Rachel)
Inks
Rachel Dodson (credited) (signed as The Dodsons)
Colors
Rachel Dodson
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
She-Ra; Swift Wind
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Masters of the Universe / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

He-Man Concept (Table of Contents: 27)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
JonBoy Meyers (credited as JonBoy Meyer)
Inks
JonBoy Meyers (credited as JonBoy Meyer)
Colors
JonBoy Meyers (credited as JonBoy Meyer)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man

Despara Concept (Table of Contents: 28)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gabriel De La Torre (credited as Gabriel DeLaTorre) (signed as Gabriel DeLaTorre)
Inks
Gabriel De La Torre (credited as Gabriel DeLaTorre) (signed as Gabriel DeLaTorre)
Colors
Gabriel De La Torre (credited as Gabriel DeLaTorre) (signed as Gabriel DeLaTorre)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara

Despara Study (Table of Contents: 29)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited)
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited)
Colors
Pop Mhan (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Despara [Adora]

He-Man Concept (Table of Contents: 30)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike O'Hare (credited as Michael O'Hare) (signed as O'Hare)
Inks
Mike O'Hare (credited as Michael O'Hare) (signed as O'Hare)
Colors
Mike O'Hare (credited as Michael O'Hare) (signed as O'Hare)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man

[Character Studies] (Table of Contents: 31)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Inks
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Colors
Pop Mhan (credited) (signed as MHAN [curved])
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Roboto; Teela; Stratos; Trap Jaw

Indexer Notes

Several pages of illustrations, featuring characters and a Horde ship: a full page He-Man illustration, a half page black and white He-Man sketch, a half page for the Horde ship, two full page studies of Roboto, a half page each for Teela (unused armor designs) and Stratos, and finally a full page illustration of Trap Jaw.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  6. 5. She-Ra
  7. 6. She-Ra
    Masters of the Universe
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  9. 8. Desperate Times
  10. 9. Desperate Times
    Masters of the Universe
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  12. 11. Past Imperfect
  13. 12. Past Imperfect
    Masters of the Universe
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  15. 14. Siege!
  16. 15. Siege!
    Masters of the Universe
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  18. 17. Fires of Eternity
  19. 18. Fires of Eternity
    Masters of the Universe
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  21. 20. Once Upon a Time
  22. 21. Once Upon a Time
    Masters of the Universe
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  24. 23. Blood Ties
  25. 24. Blood Ties
    Masters of the Universe
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Masters of the Universe
  28. 27. He-Man Concept
    Masters of the Universe
  29. 28. Despara Concept
    Masters of the Universe
  30. 29. Despara Study
    Masters of the Universe
  31. 30. He-Man Concept
    Masters of the Universe
  32. 31. [Character Studies]
    Masters of the Universe
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