Continuing the new He-Man-starring Masters of the Universe, issue #8 features a one-shot story that deals with the origin of the Princess of Power.
Written by Mike Costa (Blackhawks) and illustrated by Drew Edward Johnson, it will be the first in a series of issues dealing with the origins of the different Masters of the Universe.
The kidnapped Princess Adora was raised to be a servant of the evil Lord Hordak in another dimension.
"Readers unfamiliar with her history might be surprised to learn that she was a very different person before that transformation," Costa told CNN. "But the hero she would become is there, slumbering inside of her, and that's what our story is really about."
"I think the trick for me was drawing this version of She-Ra as not really evil but detached and cold," added Johnson.
"She wasn't born as this deadly Hordak enforcer but was made one, and over the course of the story, we can see how she's been kept in line and made to do things that are against her nature. I tried to show in a couple of close-up shots that her eyes are not those of a killer, and in those shots, divided her face down the middle with the panel borders to show her split nature."
Masters of the Universe #8 is available to download now.