Way back in the legendary 80s, the comic book versions of Transformers and G.I. Joe crossed over in a Marvel Comics miniseries. Great idea, right? Comic books are no stranger to crossing over characters from their own distinctive worlds and universes, but strangely there weren’t a whole lot of comic books based on toys crossovers at the height of when that stuff would have been not only acceptable, but expected. Rectifying that three decades later is a new series from DC Comics that will bring together two heroes with desiccated, undead arch-nemeses. Prepare for the awe-inspured power of the combined blades of He-Man and Thundercats!
Coming soon from DC Comics is He-Man/Thundercats #1, the all-star team-up of the friendly barbarian from Eternia, and the defenders of Third Earth against the skeleton powers of Skeletor and the mummy powers of Mumm-Ra. Rob David, Mattel’s Head Writer and the Lead Creative power for the Masters of the Universe property, will co-write the series with Lloyd Goldfine, while Freddie E. Williams II, who drew the epic team-up of Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will do the covers and interiors. “For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you,” said David of the crossover.
“The Masters of the Universe and the ThunderCats are both global phenomena, beloved by millions,” said DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras. “Teaming them up for one enormous story will prove to be a publishing event that fans simply cannot miss. This is something that transcends both comic book and pop culture.”
The plot? Why yes, there is one.
In his eternal desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, the evil Mumm-Ra quests for a weapon that can rival the legendary Sword of Omens: He-Man’s Sword of Power! But his dimension-spanning scheme launches a cataclysmic crisis that will, for the first time ever, unite Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro, WilyKit and WilyKat with He-Man, Battlecat, Teela, Man-At-Arms and the rest of the Masters of the Universe.
He-Man/Thundercats #1 will be on comic book store shelves on October 5.