DC Comics and Mattel have confirmed that The Power of Grayskull and The Sword of Omens are set to collide in an epic crossover event 30 years in the making!
With a creative team made up of Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David, Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine and all-star artist Freddie E. Williams II (who recently brought DC’s Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover to life), the six-part He-Man/Thundercats will go on sale this October.
Speaking about the announcement, David – who also wrote the recent, critically acclaimed He-Man: The Eternity War series, said “For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you,”
“Writing this crossover event is the thrill of a lifetime, and Rob and I can’t wait to get started,” added co-writer Lloyd Goldfine. “You don’t wait 30 years and not go big!”
“The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundera have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths!” explained artist Freddie E. Williams II. “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!”
The story is based around Mumm-Ra’s search for a weapon to rival the Sword of Omens leading him to try and acquire He-Man’s Sword of Power, sparking a cataclysmic crisis that will 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 for the first time ever.
Five year old Ceej is screaming with delight at this news, and you can bet that we’ll be covering this exciting new project every step of the way.