Fans of 80′s nostalgia are in for a treat, as DC Comics announced a new six-issue limited series of “He-Man and The Masters of the Universe!”
The short run will be a continuation of the continuity we all know and love, but hardcore He-fans need not worry about this being canon or not (since we are still not sure if it will or will not be). The story we now so far is Skeletor has figured out a way to rewrite the reality of Eternia, casting himself as the ruler of Castle Grayskull, and our heroes – including He-Man – as regular peasants with no memory of their previous life. And while simple woodsman Adam may dream of wielding a massive sword, and fighting in battles, he thinks they’re just dreams. That is, until a mysterious sorceress approaches him, and sends him on an epic journey to save all of Eternia.
“I know for a fact that a certain generation of people, who grew up at the right time, hold genuine affection for Masters of the Universe,” said James Robinson to MTV Geek, who is also currently writing Earth 2 and Shade for DC. “The challenge is to write something that raises the standard for the series, with a cool, modern story that nevertheless honors the fans of the animated series and toy line.”
DC has printed Masters of the Universe comic books before, notably a 1982 issue of DC Comics Presents featuring a mind-controlled He-Man fighting Superman. Mattel is in the midst of their Masters of the Universe Classics toy line, which this nerd has been collecting for about a year now. What other mysteries await He-Man in this new world? We will know soon enough!