For most people who grew up in the 80s, like myself, you know who He-Man is and what he represents to our generation. I grew up playing with my cousins’ action figures of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe hoping I’d win the argument to play with the Teela figure. I never did.
Well, with the success of The Thundercats being re-imagined for another generation thanks to Cartoon Network, the comic book icon, DC, has tapped James Robinson (DC writer, a film writer and producer), to reinvent Eternia, The Masters of the Universe and He-Man, himself.
Robinson is set to write an ambitious new spin on the re-imagined property in a six issue series. So far the plot goes like this; Following a climactic conflict our villainous skeleton, Skeletor, sits atop the Erternian throne as king. Prince Adam is now a humble woodsman with bizarre dreams of a brighter, grander life. But could these dreams be more than mere fantasy? Was Adam once the true sovereign of Grayskull? Can he regain that power and rally the forgotten Masters of the Universe to right this cosmic imbalance? This is what we’re looking forward to?
He-Man has seen his share of re-imaginings in animation, on the movie screen and in plastic as countless versionsof action figures, but this has all the makings of a serious comeback. With a name like Robinson’s on the title, DC means business. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 (of 6) debuts in July, with pencils from Phillip Tan and inks by Ruy Jose.