MOTU/TMNT: Turtles of Grayskull

Sometimes heroes are barbarians. Sometimes they’re Ninja Turtles.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 24, 2024)—Sayonara, Skeletor! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pop up in Eternia for a new crossover series, Masters of the Universe/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles of Grayskull from Mattel, Nickelodeon, IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics. The He-Man and Turtles crossover event is written by MOTU veteran Tim Seeley (Masters of the Universe: Forge of Destiny, Masters of the Universe: Masterverse), illustrated by Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Injustice/Masters of the Universe), colored by Andrew Dalhouse (Space Ghost) and lettered by AndWorld Design (Masters of the Universe: Revolution, Canto: A Place Like Home). Issue #1 arrives September 2024 with a cover by Williams II and Dalhouse and two variant covers; one with art by Stan Sakai with Emi Fujii and one by Alexis Ziritt.


“As inevitable as a meet up between He-Man and the Turtles has felt, it took some time getting done! And now that it’s here, I have a huge pile of newly purchased figures, and a bunch of pages for what is one of the most awesome comics I’ve ever gotten to work on,” said Seeley. “To say Freddie and I approached this Dark Horse series with some screaming-our-heads-off-style enthusiasm is underselling it a bit. I can’t wait until you get to read this.”

“He-Man and the Ninja Turtles? Tim & I have been discussing potential plots and ideas for a few years, and he still surprised me with an even cooler (unique) way to connect these world, and reconnect and connect again… in this bending world hopping, time skipping approach,” added Williams. “This crossover has a long lineage- many of us fans have been bashing He-Man and the Ninja Turtles together since we were kids! And I’m honored and thrilled to draw it! I’m lucky to be working with Tim and Andrew (Dalhouse, series colorist). Can’t wait for everyone to check it out!”


When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came across Krang and Shredder making a deal with some otherworldly ‘demon-mage’ named Skeletor, things got hella-weird and they ended up in ETERNIA! It turns out, when you mix Utrom mutagen with demon magic you get a nasty purple poison—and it’s brought Eternia to the brink of chaos. So, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo are teaming up with the Masters of the Universe to kick some blue boney butt. The only problem is…He-Man is missing in action.


Masters of the Universe/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles of Grayskull #1 (of 4) will be available in comic shops on September 25, 2024. It is now available to preorder from your local comic shop for $3.99.


Praise for Masters of the Universe comics:
“A fascinating new story set [Masters of the Universe: Forge of Destiny #1] in a previously untapped period of Eternian history, and an absolutely essential purchase for any self-respecting Masters of the Universe fan.”—Big Comic Page

“Overall, Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1 is a smorgasbord of treats for He-Man fans. It leans into the different elements of the mythology and cuts diamonds out of the rough.”—CBR

“Dark Horse Comics’ Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1 recalls the innocence and wonder of the 1980s comics and movies. By exploring two alternative versions of Eternia, this issue celebrates the qualities of a true hero.”—The Comicbook Dispatch

“Whether you’re a fan of all things He-Man or only have love for the 80’s Filmation cartoon, the inside baseball nature of the story doesn’t flaunt its knowledge in the reader’s face to prove a point. It uses that information to craft an exciting story that all MOTU fans will thoroughly enjoy.”—Forces of Geek


Praise for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics:

“The Saturday Morning Adventures by IDW is a perfect entrance for all ages to experience comics for the first time in addition to longtime fans that desire those story lines that bring back memories of waking up early to take in all your favorite cartoons on Saturday Morning.” – Comic Crusaders


“This has to be a contender for my favourite comic series right now, it has everything you could want in a comic. When you finish the comic and you’re left with a smile on your face it has to be good.” – Get Your Comic On


“A new era for TMNT comics has arrived, bringing with it a slew of exciting new ideas, and a roster of some of the most talented creators in the comic book industry, ready to realize the full potential of the franchise on the page.” – Screen Rant


“Longtime Turtle fans will definitely be in for a treat, while newcomers to the franchise might find their new favorite characters…” – AIPT

MOTU/TMNT: Turtles of Grayskull
MOTU/TMNT: Turtles of Grayskull

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