Fans of He-Man and his Eternian compatriots are in for a treat this April as DC Comics has announced a “Masters of the Universe” ongoing series by Keith Giffen with art by Pop Mhan. According to the announcement on MTV Geek, Giffen’s first issue features the return of She-Ra (in this story known as Despara, one of the Hordak’s most deadly weapons) and the death of a character.
Prior to this announcement, DC had already experimented with “Masters of the Universe” comics as a DC Digital First series, utilizing writers like Geoff Johns and Jeff Parker as well as one-shots in the MOTU world written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Giffen took over a 6-issue “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” miniseries from James Robinson starting with issue #2. The miniseries wraps at the end of January. It’s so far unknown whether Giffen’s new ongoing will relate in any way to DC’s previous projects in Eternia.
Check out the cover for “Masters of the Universe” #1 by Ed Benes, Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson below.