We all have a fictional property or franchise that is our favorite . For me, it’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Yes, I am a huge He-Man fan boy. And, I’m not afraid to admit it; homoerotic undertones be damned! So what if the main character plays with his sword and has a fabulous secret? So what if Beast-Man, Ram-Man, and Fisto are some of the gayest character names ever? The myth, might and magic of it all (and the toys) have brought a smile to my face for 30 damn years!
It’s because I’m a fan that I am compelled to write about DC Comics upcoming Masters of the Universe comic series. The new six issue story arc will be written by James Robinson, with pencils by Phillip Tan and inks from Ruy Jose. And that’s not the end of the surprises… As the series starts, the evil Skeletor has already won!
MTV Geek! quotes the synopsis as :
That’s right: the skull faced arch-enemy of He-Man 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.
As a fan boy, I’m delighted to see He-Man get some fresh ink. I’m a little weary of Robinson’s retconning of he series, but reintroducing the Masters of the Universe and the world of Eternia to a new generation could be a great testing ground for the franchise.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 hits comic book stands from DC Comics in July!
Source: MTV Geek!