He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2012 DC comic)

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Volume 1
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Genre
Publication date June 2012 - present
Number of issues 43

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is a comic book series by DC Comics, based on the Masters of the Universe. The series is made up of an ongoing series, two standard mini-series, a digital mini-series and several origin one-shots.

The series[edit]

Masters of the Universe[edit]

In June 2012, DC began publishing a weekly digital-first title, Masters of the Universe, with the first chapter written by Geoff Johns, with art by Howard Porter and John Livesay.[1] The title explored the world of Eternia, and tied directly into DC Comics' print title, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The digital series lasted eight issues and ended in December 2012.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Volume one)[edit]

In July 2012, a six-issue mini-series started titled He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The series lasted until January 2013. In the story, Skeletor succeeds in capturing Castle Grayskull but ultimately fails at unlocking the secret of its power. In the course of the adventure, Skeletor murders the Sorceress before being brutally defeated by He-Man and transported to the side of an unseen villain who reveals he has been manipulating Skeletor all along.[2]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Volume two)[edit]

On April 24, 2013, the second volume and an ongoing series, started with the aftermath of the first volume. The new series begins with a celebration of the Sorceress’ life that’s interrupted by an invasion of the Horde, the army of Hordak himself. Leading the charge is a human woman called Despara who He-Man’s friend Teela recognized immediately as her forgotten childhood friend Adora, who is destined to become She-Ra, the Princess of Power.[2] 19 issues were released.

DC vs. Masters Of The Universe[edit]

Starting August 28, 2013, a six-issue mini-series titled DC vs. Masters Of The Universe began publishing. It starts following the events of the Volume one mini-series, with Skeletor escaping from his last battle with He-Man to Earth to recover. Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth's core magic. He-Man and the Masters follow Skeletor to Earth but are confronted with the heroes of the DC Universe, the Justice League.[3]

Origin one-shots[edit]

A series of one-shots detailing the origins of different characters have also been published. The origin stories of Skeletor, He-Man and Hordak have been explored.

He-Man: Eternity War[edit]

A third ongoing series that continues from Volume two and started publishing in December 2014. Two issues have been published.

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected in the following titles:

Title Release date Collected material
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 1 July 10, 2013 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 1 #1-6 & Masters of the Universe (digital) #1[4]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 2: Origins of Eternia February 26, 2014 Masters of the Universe: Origin of Skeletor, Masters of the Universe: Origin of He-Man, Masters of the Universe: Origin of Hordak & Masters of the Universe (digital) #2-7[5]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 3 August 19, 2014 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 #1-6 & Masters of the Universe (digital) #8[6]
DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe September 2, 2014 DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe #1-6 & DC Comics Presents #47[7]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 4: What Lies Within March 3, 2015 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 #7-12[8]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Volume 5: The Blood of Greyskull June 23, 2015 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 #13-19[9]

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