Dynamite Entertainment is teaming up with Warner Bros. Discovery to launch seven new titles based on the studio’s iconic properties. The roster is kicking off with a new Thundercats comic and will continue with The Flintstones, The Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost, Jonny Quest, The Wizard of Oz, and We Bare Bears… With the promise of more to come.
“Warner Bros. has been at the heart of entertainment in America and across the world for an incredible hundred years, and home to so many beloved stories and franchises,” Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher said via press release. “We’re incredibly excited to bring many of them with the biggest and most passionate fanbases back to comics or for the first time, as we work with WBD and wonderful creators to bring all-new stories to the fans!”
The first title breaking loose out of the gate is Thundercats in February. Written by Declan Shalvey, with art by Drew Moss, Thundercats will be set in “the earliest days on Third Earth.” The origin-style comic will find characters like Lion-O and Cheetara trying to survive after escaping their original home. Don’t worry, villain Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living will be there, too.
This isn’t the first attempt at a Thundercats comic. In 1985, Marvel published a short run on the property through their Star Comics imprint. It lay relatively dormant until 2002, when DC Comics picked up the license for Wildtsorm, ultimately publishing several runs that have since been collected into trades. DC has also published several crossover comics, including a 2016 title mashing up with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Confusing, because they’re the same thing, except one is almost all cat people and one only has a few cat people. We’ll let you figure out which is which.
Dynamite Now Has Both The Disney And WB Licenses
As exciting as it is to have Shalvey on Thundercats, given the gangbusters way the artist has been stretching himself into writing, the far more interesting part of the announcement is Dynamite’s pact with Warner Bros. Discovery. Particularly since Dynamite publishes Disney titles, as well.
This isn’t exactly the first time it’s happened. IDW published Cartoon Network titles, as well as Disney reprints for a short while. But Dynamite publishing both WB and Disney properties at the same time? What’s next, cat people and dog people sleeping together??
You can check out some covers from Thundercats below, and stay tuned for more info on the rest of the slate as it develops.
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