Masters of the Universe: Revelation Prequel Comic by Dark Horse

Masters of the Universe: Revelation is an upcoming Netflix animated series directed by Kevin Smith. No premiere date has been given yet, but Dark Horse Comics has just announced plans to release a prequel comic set before the events of the new cartoon series! 

The comic will run for four issues, and will be written by Kevin Smith, Rob David, and Tim Sheridan, with art by Mindy Lee. The comic is set years after the original Filmation cartoon series. Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.

Masters Of The Universe: Revelation #1 (of 4)

  • Kevin Smith (W), Rob David (W), Tim Sheridan (W), Mindy Lee (A), Stjepan Sejic (Cover A), and Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart (Cover B)
  • On sale July 7
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99
  • Miniseries
  • Variant cover by Mike Mignola.

COVER by Stjepan Šejić

VARIANT COVER by Mike Mignola

Kevin Smith has teased that the new series will be a continuation of the original series, and resolve the older storylines. Here is the synopsis for the Netflix series:

A radical return to Eternia, Revelation is a direct sequel series to the classic era of Masters of the Universe. Featuring fan favorites He-Man, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms, the story pits our heroic warriors and guardians of Castle Grayskull against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man and the vile legions of Snake Mountain!

But after a ferocious final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe! Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last. This is the epic He-Man and the Master of the Universe saga fans have waited 35 years to see!

Dark Horse’s “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” will debut on July 7, 2021, with new issues shipping monthly through October 2021.