Published on January 18th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Evil meets evil in Dark Horse Comics and Mattel’s newest Masters of the Universe prequel comic series, Masters of the Universe: Revolution! This four-issue miniseries is written by Revolution producers Tim Sheridan, Rob David, and Ted Biaselli, with illustrations by Daniel HDR, inking by Keith Champagne, coloring by Brad Simpson, and lettering by AndWorld Design. The cover of issue #1 will be illustrated by Dave Wilkins, with a variant cover by Tyler Boss.

Journey to the earliest days of one of the universe’s most consequential and fraught team-ups. Hordak is an ambitious general, eager to make his mark; Skeletor is an aspiring mage hungry for power. Joining forces, melding ancient Eternian magic with advanced Horde technology, could bring them all their evil hearts’ desire…but they’ll have to survive each other first.

To celebrate the release of Masters of the Universe: Revolution, from showrunner Kevin Smith, produced by Mattel Television Studios, and premiering on Netflix January 25, Dark Horse Comics and Mattel are also revealing the artwork for a special variant cover that will be featured on issue #4. This variant cover, illustrated by Masters of the Universe veteran Tim Seeley and colored by Brad Simpson, highlights a variety of characters from the animated show.

Masters of the Universe: Revolution #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on May 15, 2024. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.

Praise for Masters of the Universe comics:

“A fascinating new story set [Masters of the Universe: Forge of Destiny #1] in a previously untapped period of Eternian history, and an absolutely essential purchase for any self-respecting Masters of the Universe fan.”—Big Comic Page

“Overall, Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1 is a smorgasbord of treats for He-Man fans. It leans into the different elements of the mythology and cuts diamonds out of the rough.”—CBR

“Dark Horse Comics’ Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1 recalls the innocence and wonder of the 1980s comics and movies. By exploring two alternative versions of Eternia, this issue celebrates the qualities of a true hero.”—The Comicbook Dispatch

“Whether you’re a fan of all things He-Man or only have love for the 80’s Filmation cartoon, the inside baseball nature of the story doesn’t flaunt its knowledge in the reader’s face to prove a point. It uses that information to craft an exciting story that all MOTU fans will thoroughly enjoy.”—Forces of Geek

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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