Digital comics prelude to Masters of the Universe has begun

DC recently released the first in a short run on Masters of the Universe prologue titles which are going digital-first.

The prelude line will feature an adventure with a different central character in each issue, starting with a new character to the franchise, Sir Laser Lot, who was created by writer Geoff Johns when he was 8 years old. The following issues will feature Battle Cat and Man-at-Arms.

The regular Masters of the Universe line begins in July, and will overlap with a few issues of the prelude. This is the only synopsis we have:

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and artist Howard Porter launch He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to new heights, with a story that will rock the future of the Most Powerful Man in the Universe by beginning in the past.

For the uninitiated, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a line of Mattel toys first produced over 30 years ago, spawning an animated series, a comics line and a couple of rather terrible film adaptations.

The story is about the young Prince Adam of Eternia, a fantasy realm of magic and odd technology. The prissy Adam uses his magic sword to transform into a more muscular, braver version of himself called He-Man.

He-Man and his friends, including his mentor, Man-at-Arms, and his pet tiger who transforms along-side of him, are tasked with defending Castle Greyskull and its magical secrets from Skeletor, an evil wizard with a death’s head under his purple cowl.

In the new 6-issue line, Adam and his friends recently fell victim to a terrible plot of Skeletor, who has magically rewritten Eternia’s history to place himself on the throne of Greyskull. As such, The Masters of the Universe are exiles with no memory of their past lives, and no knowledge of He-Man. Adam is a peasant who, in the first issue, meets the sorceress, who teaches him about He-Man and his destiny.

The first prelude issue is out now wherever you get DC digital comics. Additional issues will follow every second Saturday.