The DC Comics October solicits revealed a nice surprise in that Dan Abnett will be coming on board He-Man for an arc starting with issue 7.
We also see that Rafael Kayana will be filling in on the art chores.
Abnett will be writing He-Man issues 7-12.
Both Keith Giffen and artist Pop Mhan are slated to return as they are working ahead, which is said to be a planned break.
Pop Mhan revealed the info on his Facebook:
Peeps: relax. I haven't been fired from He-man. Issues 7-12 are a story arc from the fabulous Dan Abnett. Truth be told, I'd love to work with Dan, drawing those issues too. However, during the time Dan and crew are doing their issues, Keith and I will be getting ahead. This break was slated in the schedule months ago. End of public service announcement.
Here is the solicit info for He-Man #7:
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #7
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by RAFAEL KAYANAN
Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
A new adventure begins here! With Eternia still occupied by the Horde, He-Man and King Randor lead a small group of Masters on a quest to find the one object that might free Eternia! Join the new creative team of Dan Abnett and Drew Johnson as they take He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into their next great chapter!