He-Man and Thundercats were a couple of the more popular franchisesto come out of the ’80s. DC Comics is launching a crossover comic series that will feature the popular toy and cartoon franchises together for the first time!
He-Man/Thundercats will be a six-issue limited series that will be penned by Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David and Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine with art by Freddie E. Williams II, who recently worked on the “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” crossover comic.
Thanks to Comic Book Resources, we have a plot description that gives some info on what to expect:
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe team up with the ThunderCats—the epic crossover event you’ve waited thirty years to see! In his ever-living desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, 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 kick starts a cataclysmic crisis that will embroil heroes and villains—Masters, Mutants and ThunderCats—in a mind-blowing six-part saga!
In a statement, David spoke to the fans:
”For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you.” Goldfine added, “Writing this crossover event is the thrill of a lifetime, and Rob and I can’t wait to get started…You don’t wait 30 years and not go big!”
As someone who has very fond memories of playing with these toys, this comic book crossover is one of the coolest things that could possibly happen! Williams added:
“The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundera have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths! He-Man and ThunderCats were my life when I was in grade school—family and friends knew I loved both cartoons so much. I used to pause episodes and draw from them, since they were so awesome. The He-Man/ThunderCats crossover is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal and my fanboy dream come true! I’m having a blast!”
There’s no doubt this comic series is going to be an interesting read because it’s being made by the fans for the fans. These are also very talented individuals bringing the story to life for us. The image you see above gives us a first look at what is to come in October when He-Man/Thundercats #1 is released.