Illustrated by: Drew Moss
Cover art by: David Nakayama
Written by: Declan Shalvey
Release date: February 7th, 2024
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
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!
Dynamite Entertainment’s ThunderCats #1, marks an electrifying revival of the beloved ’80s animated series. With Declan Shalvey at the helm of the narrative and Drew Moss bringing the iconic characters to life with his dynamic illustrations, this premiere issue reignites the spirit of adventure and camaraderie that fans have come to love.
The story picks up with the ThunderCats fleeing their doomed homeworld, pursued relentlessly by their ancient foes, the Mutants of Plun-Darr. Forced to crash-land on the enigmatic Third Earth, the ThunderCats must now navigate a new world fraught with peril, all while safeguarding their most prized possession, the Eye of Thundera. However, their adversaries, bolstered by a sinister alliance with Mumm-Ra, pose a formidable threat that even the mighty ThunderCats may struggle to overcome.
Declan Shalvey’s script is a masterclass in world-building, seamlessly blending elements of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure to create a rich and immersive narrative. From the lush landscapes of Third Earth to the intricately designed characters, Shalvey’s attention to detail pays homage to the original series while injecting it with new life and vitality.
Drew Moss’s artwork is nothing short of breathtaking, capturing the essence of each character with remarkable precision and flair. From Lion-O’s noble bearing to Mumm-Ra’s menacing presence, Moss’s illustrations leap off the page, immersing readers in the pulse-pounding action and high-stakes drama.
One of the standout features of ThunderCats #1 is the stellar cover art, courtesy of industry luminaries like David Nakayama, Lucio Parrillo, Jae Lee & June Chung, and Ivan Tao. Each cover is a work of art in its own right, offering fans a glimpse into the vibrant and diverse world of Thundera.
As a longtime fan of the ThunderCats franchise, I was thrilled to see this new series pay homage to the classic source material while also charting a bold new course for the characters. With its compelling storyline, stunning artwork, and a creative team that clearly holds the ThunderCats in high regard, this premiere issue sets the stage for what promises to be an epic and unforgettable journey.
ThunderCats #1 is a must-read for fans old and new, offering a nostalgic trip down memory lane while also blazing a trail into uncharted territory. With Shalvey and Moss at the helm, the ThunderCats are in good hands, and I eagerly await the next installment of this exciting new series. Thunder! Thunder! ThunderCats, HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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