Beginning where the cult-favorite animated television series from the 1980s ended, THUNDERCATS: RECALAMING THUNDERA is a nostalgic and action-packed adventure of duty and heroism. After restoring their new planet, the Thundercats begin the process of rebuilding their legendary society by bringing the refugees to New Thundera. But as the feline heroes look to the future, thBeginning where the cult-favorite animated television series from the 1980s ended, THUNDERCATS: RECALAMING THUNDERA is a nostalgic and action-packed adventure of duty and heroism. After restoring their new planet, the Thundercats begin the process of rebuilding their legendary society by bringing the refugees to New Thundera. But as the feline heroes look to the future, the evil Mumm-Ra allies himself with Slythe and the Mutants in a plot to destroy the Thundercats and gain control of their shared world. Armed with the Sword of Omens, Lion-O once again leads Panthro, Cheetara, Tigra, and the Thunderkittens against the Ancient Spirits of Evil in a final battle for New Thundera....
|Title||:||ThunderCats, Vol. 1: Reclaiming Thundera|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
ThunderCats, Vol. 1: Reclaiming Thundera Reviews
Thun… Thunder… Thunder!... Thundercats! Hoooh!!!I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I am choosing this TPB edition to be able to make a better overall review.This TPB edition collects “Thundercats” (2002) #0 – 5.Creative Team:Writer: Ford Lytle Gilmore & J. Scott CampbellIllustrators: J. Scott Campbell, Ed McGuinnes, Francisco Herrera & Udon StudiosTHUNDERCATS ARE ON THE MOVEAfter the epic publication of Wizard magazine presenting an article of how the iconic 80’s cartoon series would look in comic books with current artists, it was a snowball that several comic book publishers were wise to move quickly and get the rights of any of those mentioned series.Wildstorm Publications got the rights of Thundercats (along with others) and even they were able to get J. Scott Campbell (who was the chosen artist to illustrate the Thundercats in the said article) to collaborate in the introductory #0 issue.This first comic book miniseries were made to show what happened right after the ending of the 80’s animated series, where they saved right on time New Thundera with the use of the Key of Thundera and the Book of Omens……and with the planet saved, now Lion-O is informing that it won’t be called “New Thundera” anymore but actually Thundera since this is their homeworld again.Tygra and Pumyra decided to remain at the Third Earth on the original Cats’ Lair, while the rest of the Thundercats are moved to the New Cats’ Lair on the now called Thundera. Both worlds are close enough to travel in between with the Feliner without much delay.For some odd reason and without any explanation, Snarfer (Snarf’s nephew) isn’t mentioned or seen anywhere in the comic book miniseries.Now, the Thundercats are working in a beacon to send a recall message to all Thunderians and other Thundercats (!!!) that may be still wandering in outer space, since now there is finally a new home for all of them.The Ancient Spirits of Evil aren’t thrilled at all of that scenario, of having the Thunderian civilization rising again (that I honestly don’t understand why that could be an incovenient for them) and since Pyron, the “new champion” used at the finale of the animated series was a total failure, and later of an equally disastrous use of the Shadowmaster, the Ancient Spirits of Evil decided that it was better the devil that they know so they call again to……Mumm-ra, the Ever-Living!!!FEEL THE MAGIC, HEAR THE ROAROld allies like Hachiman and Mandora will appear in this miniseries and even you’ll be able to watch for a last time the spirit of the great and wise Jaga, since it's already time for Lion-O to move forward without the advices of his mentor.Obviously, Mumm-ra has insidious plans for the Thundercats so you’ll have too, several dangerous familiar foes in the miniseries like the Mutants, the Lunataks and……Grune the Destroyer!!!Lion-O will have to use all his strength, cunning and leadership skills, combined with the awesome power of the Sword of Omens, to keep safe Thundera, along with defending his own throne as Lord of the Thundercats.However, the real danger is hidden from plain sight, since the Thundercats are as strong as their weakest link, and Mumm-ra just found out where to hit to the team......and they won't be the same anymore!THUNDERCATS ARE LOOSEThe original Thundercats is without any doubt or any question, one of the iconic 80’s cartoons, along with Transformers, G.I. Joe and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and obviously it’s deserving to mention too, Robotech, Voltron, Battle of the Planets, M.A.S.K., The Real Ghostbusters and Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles) and the list can go on, all depending of which other animated series impacted you in the good ol' 80s.Curious enough, Thundercats born as a cartoon series first instead of many others of their distinguished competitors where they were first toy lines and the animated series was done to secure the selling of the toys, and maybe that’s why Thundercats has some kind of “curse” where all intended project in the new millenium about new lines of Thundercats action figures and statues, from several companies, have suffered interruptions for different reasons, making impossible to have a full roster of even the main characters from a same specific line.However, you must never doubt that the original 80’s Thundercats, taking in account their prolific character developing (main ones and guest ones), unique ambiances, exciting storytelling, strong score music and kickin’ butts’ music main theme, is one of the most original and better done animated series, not only from the 80s, but all time.
This issue is a direct sequel to "The Book of Omens", the final episode of the TV series, and begins by recapping the closing events of that episode. This is interesting, as it pitches this story almost directly at pre-existing ThunderCats fans. This story also heavily references another episode from towards the end of the cartoon's run, "Shadowmaster", the only episode to feature the villain of the same name.
multiple short stories with good pacing, sets up the next book nicely at the end
The single issue story format and overarching plot work well together. A good chunk of each story is spent recapping the cartoon series though. The art is also a little too superhero standard and overly muscular for the Thundercats. Not a bad read, but really only necessary for die hard fans and completists.