He-Man's nemesis will get a revamped origin tale which ties him more closely to the muscle bound hero's own beginnings. Check out a 5 page preview which reveals how "Keldor" loses his face, and is set on the road to becoming a pop-culture icon..

The Origin of Skeletor Exclusive Preview

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov spoke to USA Today about his powerful new origin for the villain who has been a thorn in He-Man's side for 30 years now. It sounds as if this new story might cast Skeletor is a slightly more sympathetic light, as he reacts to the injustices of Eternian society..

"It's a really human reaction. It's inside all of us — it's that feeling of 'That's not fair' that we all feel and go through. Skeletor is now tied much more directly to He-Man's origin, locking the two of them in an eternal struggle for a reason. Skeletor thinks he should be the king, and not only does he have the king who (ticks) him off but he has this kid who's going to become king and, by the way, has this magic sword that should be his. That's a telling story."

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Mark Cassidy
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Filed Under "DC Comics" 10/30/2012 Source: USA Today
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toco89 - 10/30/2012, 5:13 PM
Oh boy, I guess I might really have to get involved. He-Man ain't even my thing.
Mego - 10/30/2012, 5:22 PM
I don't think Skeletor or even He-Man are still Pop Culture Icons.
Most kids probably dont know who they are.
marvel72 - 10/30/2012, 5:25 PM
looks alright but its not really my thing,i loved the cartoon growing up but not my thing nowadays.
longbowhunter - 10/30/2012, 5:25 PM
I'm a really big fan of Fialkov's writing and yes I grew up in the 80's so this is a must buy for me. BTW, Fialkov is also doing a He Man origin one shot with Ben Oliver in January.
Bandrews1 - 10/30/2012, 5:26 PM
This could actually be kinda interesting.
BlueDemon - 10/30/2012, 5:29 PM
I love Masters Of the Universe. I'm getting this
DaneE5R - 10/30/2012, 5:40 PM

Being a pop culture icon does not translate to "is recognizable to today's children."
Mego - 10/30/2012, 6:28 PM
@DaneE5R Masters Of The Universe WAS popular in the mid 80's. It has not enjoyed any form of popularity since.
They are not Icons in any sense of the word.
Matador - 10/30/2012, 6:30 PM
I'm from the 80's growing up with this cartoons and if the story done right could be good.
They do have great stories to tell about these characters and who knows they kinda resemble the Thor mythos.
But I don't know if I can take anymore hairy loin cloths though.
Aeyan - 10/30/2012, 6:35 PM
Pure B-S. Skeletor is NOT the brother of He-Man.
Matador - 10/30/2012, 6:39 PM
No sillyhead thats his uncle.
DaneE5R - 10/30/2012, 7:17 PM

You're right, bro. They're making this new comic series, the new movie, and selling toys and other various merchandise, and the characters appear frequently in POP CULTURE because the property has no popularity at all. Thanks for pointing that out.
MisterMagurlypse - 10/30/2012, 7:28 PM
Cool stuff. I don't care if it's current pop culture cause it will always be MY culture!
Can't wait for the true MOTU movie.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 10/30/2012, 7:41 PM
If He-Man isn't so popular why does mattycollector always sell out fast when it comes to He-Man toys?
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 10/30/2012, 7:42 PM
@SteveRogersSon Thank you.:)
GLprime2814 - 10/30/2012, 7:53 PM
Hey guys I actually picked put the first 2 issues and its an awesome take on the characters. I recomend i.
Optimus83 - 10/30/2012, 8:22 PM
¡¡¡Good!!!. ...¡¡¡The Origin of Skeletor!!!
Keldor - 10/30/2012, 8:23 PM
Keldor the Strong, Keldor the Mighty. Keldor the King!
GUNSMITH - 10/31/2012, 1:25 AM
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/31/2012, 3:16 AM
I liked the idea that Hordak was his teacher.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/31/2012, 3:55 AM
I like the idea that he is the brother of King Randor and Hordak would become his teacher in sorcery. But not really that he once had good relationship with Randor. No relationship is much better. Randor doesnt know he has brother.
Randor´s father abandons Keldor because of his mixed race or because the feeling that the child is not good. And Hordak takes him under his wings. When he grows up and becomes fearsome Sorcerer. He returns to Eternia with a vengeance and desire to take throne. He of course fails and is injured badly. He asks help from Hordak who saves his life with powerful spell. Spell has a price thou and Keldor is not Keldor anymore. Hordak give him new name. Skeletor.
WeAreVenom86 - 10/31/2012, 9:34 AM
Thus the beginnings of great evil in Eternia! May the Power of Grayskull protect them all!

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