According to MTV Geek (via CBM), Castle Grayskull will rise again. DC Comics has the power and it will be using it to launch a new six-issue series based on ‘He-Man & The Masters of the Universe’ in July. The series will be written by James Robinson, drawn by Phillip Tan, and inked by Ruy Jose.
Based on the Mattel toys that spawned a beloved animated series from the 80s, as well as a live-action movie and a few more animated series, He-Man is the alter ego of Prince Adam, who defends the realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil Skeletor. This new comic book adaptation is supposed to go like this:
“[Skeletor] 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.”
In an interview with MTV Geek, writer James Robinson revealed what he planned to do with the comic and how he planned to respect the legacy of He-Man. Robinson says:
“To some people Masters of the Universe is considered a cheesy cartoon. However, I know for a fact that a certain generation of people, who grew up at the right time, hold genuine affection for Masters of the Universe. The challenge is to write something that raises the standard for the series, with a cool, modern story that nevertheless honors the fans of the animated series and toy line[… ] I’ve come up with a series concept that introduces the line of characters to new readers in what I hope is a fresh, dynamic and compelling way while honoring what the series has been prior.”
Are you excited to hear the news of the return of He-Man? Or are you one of the people who think that ‘Masters of the Universe’ is just a cheesy cartoon and a toy line for kids? Let us know in the comments below!