CrossGen Collects He-Man
By Brian Jacks
CrossGen has announced that their new partner, MVCreations, will begin their rollout of CGE projects on July 9th with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE vol. 1: THE SHARD OF DARKNESS, a 112-page trade paperback printed in CrossGen Entertainment's unique 8" x 5" Traveler format. Priced at $9.95, the debut volume marks the first time that CGE will publish a collected edition in the portable and affordable format for its initial print run.
Reprinting the four-issue miniseries originally published by Image Comics, THE SHARD OF DARKNESS opens as strange events trouble the mighty Masters of the Universe. Determined to unearth the cause of the calamity, the heroic He-Man sets forth on a dangerous quest to end the crisis--but the sinister Skeletor and his merciless minions have other ideas. Writer Val Staples, penciler Emiliano Santalucia, and inker Marco Failla "return readers to a world of science and sorcery, as the '80s phenomenon is reborn for a new era," says CrossGen.