Thundercats, ho? More like, ThunderCats, holy s**t, as Dynamite has shared the upcoming ThunderCats #1 has broken 100,000 copies ordered by retailers, ahead of the title’s Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) date this weekend.
Written by Declan Shalvey with art by Drew Moss, this new ThunderCats is just the latest nostalgia-fueled reboot to capture the comic book industry’s imagination. Skybound and Image Comics’ Energon Universe, which launched with Void Rivals and continued with Transformers, Duke, and the upcoming Cobra Commander has sold big numbers in stores, and gone back for multiple printings. And now Dynamite is off to a good start with a suite of titles of their own, including ThunderCats, as well as multiple other licenses from Warner Bros. Those include Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost, Flinstones, The Wizard of Oz and many more.
While Thundercats isn’t meant to launch an interconnected universe of titles a la the Energon Universe — at least not yet — it is bringing a modern, more serious sensibility to the classic ’80s cartoon. And clearly, retailers are hoping that this will be a big one, if they’re banking on over 100,000 copies in stores; the new threshold for success in the comic book industry.
You can check out the full solicit text and multiple covers for ThunderCats #1 below. The title will hit stores on February 7, 2024.
ThunderCats #1 Solicit Info And Covers:
February 7, 2024 – $4.99
Writer: Declan Shalvey
Artist: Drew Moss
Covers: David Nakayama, Lucio Parrillo, Declan Shalvey, Jae Lee, Ivan Tao, Action Figure, Logo, Drew Moss Design – More to be revealed!
Fleeing through space to escape their dying home world, the ThunderCats were attacked en route by their mortal enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr. After diverting their damaged flagship to a planet called Third Earth, the surviving ThunderCats now strive to rebuild their society in harmony with the new world’s natives. But the Mutants, determined to possess the ThunderCats’ mystical gem, the Eye of Thundera, have tracked them down – and they’ve also forged an alliance with Mumm-Ra, the devil-priest of Third Earth!
Now the ThunderCats, led by an inexperienced Lion-O, must band together as never before to protect their legacy from this combined enemy. But will they be able to withstand the onslaught of Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living, once he sets his eyes upon them? The triple-threat talents (writers, artists, and ThunderCats superfans) of DECLAN SHALVEY and DREW MOSS join forces to bring this exciting new entry in the ThunderCats canon to life! This premier issue features 24 story pages as well as a host of the finest cover artists the galaxy has ever seen, including SHALVEY, DAVID NAKAYAMA, LUCIO PARRILLO, JAE LEE & JUNE CHUNG, and IVAN TAO!
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