The blonde prince of Eternia will soon be swinging his magic sword into the air once again in ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation.’ He-Man, Teela, Skeletor, and other Masters of the Universe are set for a TV comeback via Netflix and Kevin Smith. Before all the power of Greyskull is unleashed on our screens, He-Man is returning to comics.
The Beat reports that we’ll be seeing a MotU:R prequel comic this July 7th from Dark Horse. The four-issue comic will act as a prequel to the upcoming show. It looks like we’ll see nostalgia on full display here!
Tim Sheridan has penned the story with input from Kevin Smith and Rob David. The plot outline reminds me of what could have been a 200X series storyline. Man do I miss that show. So much lore! Here’s the official synopsis from Dark Horse:
In the comic book, following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos, He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.
Based on that little snippet, it looks like Teela will take up the mantel of the Sorceress. This may explain the rumors that she has a pretty big part in the upcoming Netflix series. It may be spoilerish if you’ve missed the last 40 years of He-Man, but Teela is a related to the Sorceress. Depending on which bit of conflicting lore you subscribe to, she’s either a clone or the daughter of Fisto and the Sorceress.
The first issue of the four-part mini-series is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
There is also an awesome variant cover by ‘Hellboy’s’ own Mike Mignola.
Every time I see Mignola’s art, I weep that we never got an ongoing series about ‘The Amazing Screw-On Head.’
Are you excited about the return of He-Man? What were your favorite characters and stories from the original Filmation or 200X series? Let us know in the comments.
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