Sunday, July 1, 2012

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1

He-Man fans rejoice! An all-new comic book series chronicling HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE will be released this Wednesday, July 4th, and offer an entirely new take on the storied warrior who celebrates his 30th anniversary this year.  The six issue, limited series is written by James Robinson, with pencils by Phillip Tan and inks from Ruy Jose.

Dave Wilkins Variant Cover

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia's champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

DC Comics
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He-Man fans should be very pleased because DC Comics has also released a Masters of the Universe digital comic. The new comic features a series of character one-shots by various creators.

Sir Laser Lot
Written by none other than Geoff Johns with artwork by Howard Porter and John Livesay, the lead-off chapter is a prelude from Eternia’s history that is tied directly to the upcoming  print comic HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.  In his story, Johns introduces an entirely new character that he first imagined when he was just eight years old – Sir Laser Lot.  Mattel even created a new action figure based on the character that will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

“I’ve been a huge fan of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE since I was a kid, so it’s cool to write a story for this new series — not to mention teaming up with Howard Porter and John Livesay, my old FLASH partners in crime,” stated Geoff Johns. “And to create an all-new character that will become an action figure – Sir Laser Lot — it’s beyond fun. I’m going to buy like 100 of them.”

The digital series will debut new chapters twice a month on Saturdays. The second chapter (7/14) is written by Mike Costa with artwork by Jheremy Raapack and it tells the story of He-Man’s most trusted companion, Battle Cat.  The third digital chapter (7/28), written by Kyle Higgins with artwork by Pop Mhan, is an adventure with the captain of the Eternia guard, Man-At-Arms.

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