DC Comics is bringing out a double delight for fans by merging two classic animated stories together in a comic book series. Through the publishing of a crossover limited edition of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "ThunderCats," DC will be bringing back the '80s toy and cartoon franchises together for the first time in their history, reported Comic Book Resources.
The first issue of the six-issue limited series will be launched in October.
The "He-Man/ThunderCats" comic series will be written by Rob David, who is the head writer at Mattel and lead creative of "Masters of the Universe." Lloyd Goldfine will serve as the supervising producer while artwork will be done by Freddie E. Williams, who recently worked on the "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" crossover.
The story will explore several iconic elements from both the franchises showcased together to form a unique story of its own. According to CBR, the story will follow the quest of Mumm-Ra who travels to different dimensions in search of a particular weapon for defeating the legendary Sword of Omens. He comes across He-Man's power sword and that is how the two universes meet.
"For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one's for you," David said in a statement.
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!"
Williams is also excited to work on the series. "The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundra have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths!" he said, "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 fulfilment of a lifelong goal and my fan-boy dream comes true! I'm having a blast!"
Apart from heading story development for He-Man, David and Williams have also worked on other iconic cartoon series previously, including the "Turtles Forever" movie of 2009, starring the TMNT and DC's "He-Men: The Eternity War."
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