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Worlds collide as DC sets to team up He-Man and Thundercats

July 9th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Were you a kid in the 80s? If you’re reading this website, I’d like to think that there’s somewhat of a good chance of that. Well, prepare to polish off the old toy box, because DC are preparing to give all us nostalgia maniacs the crossover we never thought we’d see: He-Man and Thundercats!

Comic Book Resources broke the news, we’ll be getting the fan friendly mashup in October, as a six-issue limited series.

It will be written by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine, with artwork by Freddie E Williams II, who was behind the surprisingly great Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover. It’s in safe hands, then.

What we know of the plot, it looks like Mumm-Ra is up to no good as usual, as he seeks a weapon that will defeat the Thundercats’ Sword of Omens. Yep, you’ve probably guessed it, he has his eyes set on He-Man’s fabled blade, and will travel across time and space and dimensions to get it.

As you do.

Here’s a preview of the solicitation for He-Man/Thundercats #1, courtesy of DC:


“The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundera have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths!” said Williams. “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!”

Fun piece of trivia: David and Goldfine love a good mash-up, as they wrote the nostalgia-worshipping Turtles Forever movie back in 2009, which if you have any love for the TMNT, you need to watch.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….