Netflix’s He-Man Series Gets A Prequel Comic: ‘MotU: Revelation’

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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!

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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.

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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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