Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tim Sheridan
Art by Mindy Lee
Colors by Rico Renzi
Letters by Deron Bennett
The Rundown: Skeletor gives Evil-Lyn a history of his life before his time on Eternia.
Skeletor is unhappy when he is unable to unlock the secrets of Castle Greyskull. Later, a conversation with Evil-Lyn prompts him to share his backstory. His life on his home planet is explored. The, he explains his history with Hordak and eventual arrival on Eternia. Afterwards, Evil-Lyn’s pointed remarks spark an unusual confession from Skeletor.
The Story: Sheridan creates a fascinating tale of suffering and triumph. Seeing a vulnerable, family oriented Skeletor is certainly fresh and original. More so, in that he chooses to freely relay this information. Evil-Lyn’s assessment of his story has merit. And I’m curious as to what part Skeletor’s history will play in the future.
The Art: Renzi uses a bold color palette to compliment the detailed drawings of Lee. The illustrations are stylistically modern. And at times they convey an intensity that can be a bit jarring. I found this issue to be very engaging and visually compelling.