Behold, children of the 80s! Next month, DC Comics will be bringing back the ‘Masters of the Universe’ in comic book form to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. And for those fans who want to get a look at some of the new characters in the series or just to refresh their memories of the classics, DC will be releasing a special series of digital first one-shot comics, each highlighting one character.
These special comics will be released online and via digital distributors every other Saturday. Each digital story will be written and illustrated by a different creative team. First up on the slate is a story written by DC’s Geoff Johns which showcases a new character, created by Johns, called Sir Laser Lot (seen in the awesome artwork below).
Here’s the official description from DC:
Written by none other than Geoff Johns with artwork by Howard Porter and John Livesay, the lead-off chapter is a prelude from Eternia’s history that is tied directly to the upcoming print comic HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. In his story, Johns introduces an entirely new character that he first imagined when he was just eight years old – Sir Laser Lot. Mattel even created a new action figure based on the character that will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
“I’ve been a huge fan of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE since I was a kid, so it’s cool to write a story for this new series — not to mention teaming up with Howard Porter and John Livesay, my old FLASH partners in crime,” stated Geoff Johns. “And to create an all-new character that will become an action figure – Sir Laser Lot — it’s beyond fun. I’m going to buy like 100 of them.”
The digital series will debut new chapters twice a month on Saturdays. The second chapter (7/14) is written by Mike Costa with artwork by Jheremy Raapack and it tells the story of He-Man’s most trusted companion, Battle Cat. The third digital chapter (7/28), written by Kyle Higgins with artwork by Pop Mhan, is an adventure with the captain of the Eternia guard, Man-At-Arms.
The regular ‘Masters of the Universe’ series will be a limited series written by James Robinson (‘Earth 2’) with art from Philip Tan (‘Spawn’).
But even more important than a new series was Johns comment that Sir Laser Lot would be an action figure. I know I’m not the only one who would love to see He-Man and his pals make a major comeback on toy shelves.
What do you think? Are you ready for He-Man and Skeletor to continue their seemingly eternal battle for the land of Eternia? Voice up below and let us know!