He-Man is making a comeback.
Not in a feature film. Not a television show. But a comic book. Hey, it’s better than nothing!
He-Man – the original series – was one of my favourite Filmation cartoons. I loved the stories, the morals, the whole mythos of Eternia and its heroes and villains. Sure, it started as a toy line and evolved into other media, which is the reverse of how it’s usually done.
The difference with He-Man is that it gave birth to a whole new generation of animators, namely the great Bruce Timm, who went on to do Batman: The Animated Series. One of Timm’s first gigs was He-Man, which explains the high quality of the series.
The concept of the “new” He-Man series sounds interesting. Skeletor wins a major victory and wipes the memories of Eternia’s inhabitants. Will He-Man regain his memory and set the world straight? It should be a fun six-issue mini series starting in July.