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News:: Thundercats/Planets Crossover News By Brian Jacks
The cover of the February issue of Previews spotlights two of the most anticipated crossovers of the year with the solicitation of Thundercats/Battle of the Planets and Battle of The Planets/Thundercats.
These one-shots are each copublished by WildStorm Productions and Top Cow Productions. The former will be solicited with DC/WildStorm titles, while the latter will be solicited with Image/Top Cow titles.
Thundercats/Battle of the Planets is a 48-page Special written and drawn by Kaare Andrews, and is scheduled to be in stores on April 23 with a cover price of $4.95 U.S. Battle of the Planets/Thundercats is a 48-page Special written by Munier Sharrieff with art by Alvin Lee and Udon Studios, and is scheduled to be in stores on April 30 with a cover price of $4.99 U.S.
Each special will feature two variant covers: one by Danger Girl's J. Scott Campbell and the other by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross. As a bonus, the Ross covers connect to form one large image, as do the Campbell covers.
“This event presents a terrific opportunity for retailers to cross-promote two enormously popular series,” says Bob Wayne, DC’s VP — Sales & Marketing. “Fans of Thundercats and Battle of The Planets won’t want to miss either of these exciting one-shots.”
“When WildStorm Group Editor Scott Dunbier pitched this to me, I realized that it would be a really cool crossover to do,” says Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. “These characters have years of history and were on TV at roughly the same time. Who wouldn’t want to see what would happen when their universes collide?”
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DC describes the comic like this: "In Thundercats/Battle of the Planets, G-Force’s Mark finds himself magically transported to Thundera and is forced to crash land. Lion-O, seeing Mark’s ship in trouble, heads to the site of the crash. The other Thundercats find the portal and believe Lion-O has gone through to the other side — which leads them to Earth! Villains Zoltar and Mumm-Ra seize the opportunity to collaborate on some interdimensional mischief, and the lives of G-Force and the Thundercats are all in danger — unless they can figure out why their planets have been linked and how they can undo the damage."
Top Cow's description of their side of the crossover reads: "Battle of the Planets/Thundercats finds G-Force making a journey across a galaxy to witness the evil work of Spectra firsthand, thanks to the technology of their new allies, the Rigalians. The planet now threatened by Spectra, Thundera, has been rendered an apocalyptic wasteland, with massive Spectra warships looming in the sky while an immense mining operation extracts the planet's precious supply of Thundrillium. It's up to G-Force and a rebel band of Thundercats to free Thundera from Spectra's clutches - with the help of an extremely unlikely ally."
Thundercats/Battle of the Planets is a WildStorm Productions title copublished with Top Cow Productions solicited in the February issue of Previews, and is scheduled to be in stores on April 23 with a cover price of $4.95 U.S.
Battle of The Planets/Thundercats is a Top Cow Productions title copublished with WildStorm Productions solicited in the February issue of Previews, and is scheduled to be in stores on April 30 with a cover price of $4.99 U.S.