DC Comics will tap into the power of Grayskull this July with a new, six-issue Masters of the Universe series from writer James Robinson (Starman, The Shade), artist Phillip Tan (The Savage Hawkman) and inker Ruy Jose. The hook? He-Man and company have been transformed into peasants with no memory of their previous adventures and the former Prince Adam will have to venture out on an odyssey to reclaim his He-Man destiny and face a much more threatening and ruthless Skeletor. MTV Geek broke the news in an interview with Robinson, who in addition to establishing Adam and Skeletor's motivations in the miniseries, confirmed that Orko will show up at some point in the story.

Masters of the Universe has a long history in comics, beginning with the minicomics packed with the original MoTU toys from 1982-1987, which featured work by creators like Bruce Timm and Stan Sakai. From there the license has manifested with comic series from DC circa 1982 (including a crossover with Superman), a few series from Image in the early 2000's, some stuff from Crossgen around 2004 and most recently Dark Horse Comics, which partnered with Mattel to create a new series of minicomics for its MoTU Classics toys. So, in a sense, this series marks a kind of return to DC for He-Man and company.

You can see a larger promo image for DC's upcoming Masters of the Universe comic below:



[Via MTV Geek]