Riding on the heels of their successful Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover mini-series, DC has announced that they are bringing the Thundercats and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe worlds together for a new event that DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras characterizes as one that “transcends both comic book and pop culture.”
He-Man/Thundercats will premiere on October 5th, 2016 and will run for six issues. The series will be written by Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David with Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine. Freddie E. Williams II of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame will be the artist for the series.
The plot is characterized by the press release as follows:
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.
As a youngling of the 90s, the worlds this series plans on combining are relatively unfamiliar to me, but it seems like a lot of love has gone into its crafting. Williams characterizes the crossover as “the fulfillment of a lifelong goal and my fanboy dream come true!” One also can’t deny the success of DC’s last nostalgia-based crossover, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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