WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6 by Tim Seeley, Freddie E. Williams II, Jeremy Colwell, Andrew Dalhouse and Wes Abbott, on sale now.
DC's He-Man/Injustice crossover certainly threw the Masters of the Universe franchise into a bigger spotlight as they came up against the likes of Skeletor, Darkseid and, of course, Superman, as the latter created his latest empire to rule Earth following the Injustice 2 video game.
As much as we've enjoyed seeing Batman lead his Resistance -- now boasting allies from Eternia, as well -- most of the heavy-hitting has been done by Prince Adam and his heroic identity, He-Man. After killing Darkseid, however, he found himself depowered and at the hands of a godlike Superman who was ready to reset the entire multiverse. But in this miniseries' final issue, He-Man manages to save the day, and it's attributed to his biggest power upgrade ever.
When Superman takes Adam to the Nexus of All Realities (where the multiverse was created), it's because he wants to use him to harness the power of Grayskull. Using the castle's Orb and Sword, as well as the Anti-Life Equation, Kal-El realizes he can't undo the past. However, there's one way to save the multiverse -- control it. This means Superman needs to kill Grayskull's avatar so its power will then flow through his Kryptonian veins, but just as he's about to murder Adam, the young hero finds his consciousness transported to the Rock of Eternity.
There, the all-powerful wizard, Shazam, grants his full might to Adam, as he knows he's most worthy. Shazam is upset that Superman killed his last avatar, Billy Batson, in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and also because Skeletor corrupted his magic to become a hybrid version of Black Adam. But when Skeletor died, all Shazam's powers returned to the Rock, and the wizard has now decided to save creation by blessing Adam as his ultimate champion.
As Adam says the magic word -- "Shazam!" -- back in the real world, he then transforms into his most powerful form ever: A mix of He-Man and Shazam. What makes him so omnipotent is he's also channeling all of Grayskull's power again, and this grants him unlimited use of magical lightning to electrocute the Man of Steel.
Seeing as magic is Kal-El's biggest weakness in the Injustice realm, Superman dies and the Black Racer takes him away to the afterlife. But knowing that all this power is too much for one person to handle, He-Man relinquishes each source back to its respective host, powering back up Grayskull and Shazam as before. Adam simply wants to wield his Sword of Power, helping dismantle the remnants of Skeletor and Darkseid's alliance.
It's a glorious moment for He-Man fans because many expected Batman to take out Superman. Instead, the Eternian warrior carves his name into the history books as the savior of the multiverse. So much so, Batman plots a new coalition with him and Eternia, recognizing they're really and truly defenders of the universe.
Adam's actions result in Grayskull and the Sorceress once again becoming the focal point for magic in the galaxy, and he also guides Shazam into choosing his next successor: Regina Taylor. She's the young girl Adam saved from a suicide attempt early on in this crossover, and with her heart being so pure, she becomes Queen Marvel, inspired by the man who saved her.
Hopefully, DC crafts a sequel later on, because it's clear He-Man proved to everyone that, when it comes to the greatest hero in the cosmos, he's ready to hold that mantle up high. And we're pretty sure that Apokolips, its new leader Atrocitus and many other cosmic tyrants would want to put him to the test.