James Robinson and Philip Tan Bring He-Man to DC Comics This July

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42096 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy cow! Where was I when this was first announced? (Probably recording our podcast). More importantly, why the heck hasn't James Robinson ever hinted that he had this cooking?

DC has announced that this July, Robinson and Philip Tan will be giving us a six-issue miniseries for the Masters of the Universe.

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According to DC:

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia's champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

He-Man is definitely a strange character. I can't say I'm the biggest He-Man fan but I am so freaking excited over seeing Robinson and Tan do this story.

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#1 Posted by popparox (5 posts) - - Show Bio

That sounds pretty cool..especially if it's anything like the 2003 animated series.

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#2 Posted by poetixmind (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.. Curiosity peaked.. Might have to pick this up

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#3 Posted by megamoses10 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

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#4 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, will you look at that!

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I definitely see getting this as TP in the future. Amazing!

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#5 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

"eye haf teh powaaaaa!!!!!"

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#6 Posted by Dernman (21926 posts) - - Show Bio

@megamoses10 said:

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

No way because...

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

:p

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#7 Edited by poetixmind (32 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they really go into the mythos and explore it. Don't really see that happening in 6 issues though 

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#8 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

AAAHHH!! I don't believe this!! One of the icons of my childhood!! I can't imagine my life without He-Man and his neat sister She-Ra. And I like James Robinson, so I feel confident in checking this out. He better do Skeletor PERFECTLY!!!

The 80's cartoon was a MILLION, JILLION, KAZILLION times better than the 2003 version.

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#9 Posted by Phantim555 (231 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by dondasch (932 posts) - - Show Bio

Might be interesting. Still prefer the 80's cartoon version.

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#11 Edited by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

@megamoses10 said:

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

No way because...

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

:p

heh heh heh you fools. Neither of you have the power. Because I.....well do I even need to say it?

Dr. Evil has the power
Dr. Evil has the power
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#12 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (962 posts) - - Show Bio

He-man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#13 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (724 posts) - - Show Bio

Im very excited. James is one of the few writers I really follow. For most it completely depends on what they are writing and who their artist is. With Mister Robinson its worth reading if he wrote it. I dont know when I will be able to buy it but I know I will either as a trade or issue by issue where I can spare my change to do so!

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#14 Posted by SevanGrim (2191 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!! Not only do i get a He-Man comic, but MARVEL isnt forcing me to give them my money by printing it! GLORY BE THY GREYSKULL!!!

i hope this kicks off a series, and i hope that kicks off a new live action movie. Masters of the Universe was epic to me!

... i would say i want a Cartoon too, but honestly i dont trust any of the networks to not make anything that doesnt pander to the growing ADD epidemic in today's children. Have you seen what they did to the original power rangers a couple years ago...?

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#15 Posted by zackattack529 (1408 posts) - - Show Bio

mmm id rather have another good heman cartoon or movie...not a comicbook...and to top it off a 6 issue limited series....id be better off wating for this to be collected IF i was interested...i liked heman because of the mythos and universe it had in the cartoon. how will they do this in a 6 issue limited series..they wont.

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#16 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Incoming cancelled book.

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#17 Posted by Mercy_ (94505 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123

Incoming cancelled book.

It's a six issue mini. It's not like it's an ongoing.
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#18 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

@InnerVenom123

Incoming cancelled book.

It's a six issue mini. It's not like it's an ongoing.

That's what I get for misreading an article.

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#19 Posted by NightFang3 (12014 posts) - - Show Bio

@popparox said:

That sounds pretty cool..especially if it's anything like the 2003 animated series.

Yeah, the 2003 series was the best.

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#20 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: Yea man the 2003 series had really awesome animation. The voice actor that did Skeletor was great too. To be honest tho i always used to laugh at the end credits when they had a Master describe the "moral" or lesson to the episode lol.

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#21 Posted by shrmntnk62 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn that sounds awesome! I loves me some He-Man!

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#22 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds cool! Now if only it looked like this :P

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#23 Posted by longbowhunter (9406 posts) - - Show Bio

There arent words to describe how much I loved He-Man as a child. Those figures were actually the first things I started collecting. I still remember that little bastard next door breaking my He-Man sword.

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#24 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

Hold the phone... so He-man is going to be part of the DCU?

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#25 Posted by JamDamage (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

cool.

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#26 Posted by dru_zod2501 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Interest piqued. When I read the title I thought they were introducing He-Man into the DCnU. That got me overcharged!! but this is still good too

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#27 Posted by termiteone4ever (10613 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

@popparox said:

That sounds pretty cool..especially if it's anything like the 2003 animated series.

Yeah, the 2003 series was the best.

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I have to agree i wanted more of this animation if i recall i only watched 2 seasons of this . There should have been more.

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#28 Posted by The Impersonator (7969 posts) - - Show Bio

@megamoses10 said:

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!

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#29 Posted by cattlebattle (15646 posts) - - Show Bio

F*CK YES!!!!!!

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#30 Posted by MrMazz (2003 posts) - - Show Bio

O yes I have the power

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#31 Posted by NeoMantis (50 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. That is all.

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#32 Posted by Funrush (1479 posts) - - Show Bio

Never seen He-Man. I might pick it up.

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#33 Posted by jsphsmth (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

Robinson and Tan, how could this not be great?

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#34 Posted by nandizzle (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Should have been "Buy the power of grayskull," get it???

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#35 Posted by Trodorne (2770 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

OH MY GOD!

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OH MY GOD!

I AM CRAPPING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW HOW AWESOME THIS IS!

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#36 Posted by Omegus (222 posts) - - Show Bio

This is INSANE!!!! wicked writer, maybe if this sells out possible opening for new MOTU movie, why not?

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#37 Posted by PikminMania (4770 posts) - - Show Bio

Could this mean that a crossover with Superman is possible?

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#38 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it going to actually be in the DC Universe or just produced by DC like Supernatural is?

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#39 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman vs He-Man round 2!!!

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#40 Posted by waruikumo (364 posts) - - Show Bio

EPIX!!!!!!!

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#41 Posted by PowerHerc (86171 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be looking forward to this new He-Man series.

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#42 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

i just bought the whole DVD collection of the 2003 version, it was worth the nostalgia, even though i was 10 back then... so definately gonna be picking this up, LoL the family guy vid.

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#43 Posted by Arachnokrypt (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman and He-Man hookup and name their child He-Woman

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#44 Posted by cagedleo730 (255 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheMess1428: It's more like Gears of War. A licensed book. Supernatural is a WB product so there's no licensing needed.

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#45 Posted by Jayso4201 (631 posts) - - Show Bio

As a child of the 80's I think I have to get this.

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#46 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

@cagedleo730 said:

@TheMess1428: It's more like Gears of War. A licensed book. Supernatural is a WB product so there's no licensing needed.

Yeah, true. I forgot about that. I just thought that since He-Man is pretty much a comic book entity, not being from video game origins, that it could be considered part of a bigger universe and not so isolated.

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#47 Posted by Trodorne (2770 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man said:

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Now that I had a chance to let the shock settle down from my system. one of a few things I wanted point out.

1. that picture reminds me of this statue done by the four horsemen. minus the axe and shield.

2. I dislike time travel, but the synopsis kind of reminds me of Thor: Blood Brothers.

For all you nostalgia critics out there. Best thing i can think of is that if they are just basing it on the old series is Pre-eternia mucking about. or the Time Corridor from the cartoon which brought back that old king from the past.

3. James Robinson has been known to throw in curve balls into a series to make it that much more interesting. as long as prince adam does not have a daughter. I do not expect a child to get building dropped on them.

and 4. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG *Fan-gasm*

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#48 Posted by MexFaletti (12 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really looking foward to this. I still love ol' muscle-head and keep an almost complete collection of the vintage figures. About the time travel stuff, when Marvel's Star Comics imprint ran the series, the final two part arc involved time travel in a manner much similar to the plot revealed for the new series. It was a great reading, imho.

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#49 Posted by vidmouse (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. The Star comics stories are some of the most underrated IMO.

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#50 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

Epic, definately gonna be picking this up, and then buy the TPB aswell.

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