He-Man Meets The Thundercats In October’s Appropriately Named ‘He-Man/Thundercats’
It's been a pretty interesting year for crossovers. The epic Transformers vs. GI Joe just wrapped up with its literally planet-shattering conclusion, Judge Dredd's about to fight Aliens and Predators at the same time, and we just recently got to see the surprisingly amazing Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover that somehow happened in 2016 instead of 1994. Now, we're getting another crossover that Fans of a Certain Age have been waiting decades for.
In October, DC's gearing up for Thundercats/He-Man, in which the two muscled-up, sword-wielding action figure lines collide for the first time since every kid who owned both toys made He-Man hold the Sword of Omens and pretended to have him turn into a kitty cat.
The announcement comes courtesy of CBR, where it's also revealed that the series will be drawn by Batman/TMNT's Freddie E. Williams II and written by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine. They're currently working for Mattel as the head writer and lead creative of the Masters of the Universe line, and the supervising producer, respectively, but as a writing team they're also responsible for the incredibly fun meta-crossover that was Turtles Forever, the 2009 movie that saw different iterations of the TMNT teaming up with each other to stop a cross-dimensional threat.
As for this story, it seems to take a similar tactic. Here's the official solicitation:
Written by ROB DAVID and LLOYD GOLDFINE • Art and covers by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
Wraparound coloring book cover 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!
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T