New Masters of the Universe Digital Comic Book Debuts Today
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 6:00am
There was a lot of excitement around our April announcement that we’re doing an all-new HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE print comic book – so we have a feeling you're going to love the news that we’re also producing a digital-first comic book MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. The new comic features a series of character one-shots by various creators, with the first chapter debuting later today.
Written by none other than Geoff Johns with artwork by Howard Porter and John Livesay, the lead-off chapter is a prelude from Eternia’s history that is tied directly to the upcoming print comic HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. In his story, Johns introduces an entirely new character that he first imagined when he was just eight years old – Sir Laser Lot. Mattel even created a new action figure based on the character that will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
“I’ve been a huge fan of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE since I was a kid, so it’s cool to write a story for this new series — not to mention teaming up with Howard Porter and John Livesay, my old FLASH partners in crime,” stated Geoff Johns. “And to create an all-new character that will become an action figure – Sir Laser Lot — it’s beyond fun. I’m going to buy like 100 of them.”
The digital series will debut new chapters twice a month on Saturdays. The second chapter (7/14) is written by Mike Costa with artwork by Jheremy Raapack and it tells the story of He-Man’s most trusted companion, Battle Cat. The third digital chapter (7/28), written by Kyle Higgins with artwork by Pop Mhan, is an adventure with the captain of the Eternia guard, Man-At-Arms.
Check back here at THE SOURCE for more updates on this exciting new digital-first comic book, and download the first issue today starting at 11amPT/2pm ET.
(The cover for MOTU #1 featuring Sir Laser Lot.)