DC Comics made the 2nd announcement of this series on their blog today; the first announcement coming from another source, but what’s it all gonna be about?
So, based on the first issue of the ongoing series of MOTU, this falls into continuity with that run. Skeletor appears missing and now Hordak is coming to Eternia (and his lieutenant is someone who is familiar to many MOTU fans). But it sounds like the Masters are on the hunt for Skeletor for reasons unknown (which means that maybe they drive Hordak back for a while). But, for many of us longtime MOTU fans, this raises some questions (and now, yes, I may dive into fanboy mode so please bear with me – these are not the most serious of questions but are posed in the spirit of fun):
- How do they get to Earth? We have seen the Sorceress killed in the miniseries and it appears that the Masters are reluctant to trust their old comrade Orko in any way; I get the feeling that He-Man would rather kill him than trust him. So the magical powers of the Masters appears minimized, unless Grayskull has some weird portal to cross dimensions. (Which then begs the question: is Eternia in one of the other 52 universes that make up the DCU?) Dear Lord, please do not let it be done with a musical instrument like in the original Masters of the Universe movie. Just… no.
- Will He-Man remember Superman? For long-time DC readers, remember that the first published MOTU comic was done by DC in the 1980s in the pages of DC Comics Presents #47 as well as a short story inserted into a number of DC comics back then. In fact, Superman (who is susceptible to magic) was taken over by Skeletor. Since this happened in the previous DCU, there was obviously a connection between the DCU and the universe where Eternia existed. Now that He-Man has his memory back (read the miniseries, really!) will he recognize Superman or will he forget? (We know Superman probably won’t recognize him as a result of Flashpoint and the New 52, but maybe the DC Eternia was destroyed way back when in the original Crisis and is now brought back with the return of the multiverse… More credence to this being associated with the New 52! It may mean that He-Man won’t remember Superman after all and this could explain it.)
So there you have it. With Giffen taking over the cosmic worlds of the New 52, is it out of the realm of possibility that MOTU is part of the New 52 in some other parallel universe? Sure, it doesn’t have “The New 52″ stamp on it (yet) but this crossover could make it happen!
OK, I’m done. When I read the news on this today this was the first thing that came to mind. Not because I think it’s ridiculous, but because it sounds like it would be immensely fun! That’s one thing that DC has been lacking of late, especially as they have removed some of their more fun books like Young Justice (although I am loving Ame-Comi Girls…). Let me end this with the following thought…