So, here’s a weird one. Writer James Robinson has stepped down as writer for DC Comics’ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, tagging in Keith “The Closer” Giffen for issue #2 and beyond. Writers and artists leave comics all the time, especially these days. But what makes this news so unusual is that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 came out just last week, and it’s only a six-issue mini-series. Giffen is picking up the remaining five chapters, with his first issue, #2, due out in September. Like we said. Weird.
More on that over at DC’s Source Blog.
Meanwhile. DC’s already prepping its next book set in old Eternia: Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1. Ready to get real, real excited? It’s by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Frazer Irving. Crank up the Wolfmother and bring it on.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF SKELETOR #1
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art and cover by FRAZER IRVING
One-shot • On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
• Take a look at the twisted origins of Eternia’s most loathsome and terrible villain.
• What horrific events from Skeletor’s secret past defined the evil despot he became?