DC Comics Announces He-Man/Thundercats Crossover Series!

by Thomas ODonnell

If you grew up in the 80’s and played with He-Man and Thundercats action figures your childhood was awesome! Now, thanks to DC Comics your adulthood is going to be even more awesome!

DC Comics has announced He-Man/Thundercats #1! A six-issue limited series written by Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David (He-Man Eternity War) and Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine with art by Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The series will launch October 5, 2016.

Fans of both toy lines have been waiting for this moment for decades!

For the first time ever, we’ll get to see Lion-O, Panthro, Tygra, Cheetara, WilyKit and WilyCat interact and maybe face-off against He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Stratos, Teela, and Battle-Cat.

DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras had this to say:

The Masters of the Universe and the ThunderCats are both global phenomena, beloved by millions. Teaming them up for one enormous story will prove to be a publishing event that fans simply cannot miss. This is something that transcends both comic book and pop culture.

Series co-writer Rob David stated:

For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you.

Co-writer Lloyd 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!

Series artist Freddie E. Williams II fresh off his stint as artist for the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover said:

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!

HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

Written by ROB DAVID and LLOYD GOLDFINE • Art and covers by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II


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!

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