Mattel and Dark Horse Comics have announced the Masters of the Universe: Revelation comic book four-issue mini-series. Debuting in July 2021, the series will serve as a prequel to the upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation series from Netflix and Mattel Television premiering later this year.
‘Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos, He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.’
The story arc for the new comics was conceived by the show’s executive producers Kevin Smith and Rob David, with show writer Tim Sheridan. Mindy Lee provides art and color while Stjepan Sejic provides cover art for issue #1 and Dave Wilkins provides cover art for issues #2-#4.
Mattel and Dark Horse will also release an issue #1 variant by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart. Additional variant artists for subsequent issues include Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson with Laura Martin, and more.
“When the Masters of the Universe franchise first launched nearly 40 years ago, each action figure came with a comic book to enable children to further explore the world of Eternia,” said David. “Now, in partnership with Dark Horse, we will go back to our roots to set-up the upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation television series with a world-shattering comic book tale.”
Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1 is currently available for pre-order and will be released July 7, 2021. Chapters #2-4 will be released on August 11, September 9, and October 13, 2021.