10 January 2006

He-Man rides into battle...

At the request of Pig Boy here is the coloring book image he was referring to in the Road Rage entry - A wonderfully classic painting of He-Man that appeared on quite a few pieces of Masters of the Universe merchandise in the eighties, including one of the first UK video tapes. Also note that in the background Stratos, the winged warrior, is piloting the Wind Raider!


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

10 comments:

Pig Boy said...

Aaah! That's the one! :) I sooo loved those painting as a kid. It looks like the same artist who did those Waddington jigsaws as well?

Mike Bock said...

I used to have this coloring book, all of them were/are so cool.

Maybe Stratos was piloting the Wind Raider cause he lost his powers of flight.Someone must've stolen the Egg of Avion again. :)

Cool stuff Busta!!

Dave said...

Just because you can fly doesn't mean you have to all the time!

Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man looks so relieved that he is escaping the storm in the background, thanks to his Battle-Ram! Careful, Stratos ... Don't get hit by lightning! :)

This work of art is just as impressive as the various illustrations that appeared in the story book, "The Iron Master." :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Jay Firestorm said...

I still have this colouring book!

I too always thought it was weird that Stratos was riding the Wind Raider.

Aloso to note - it looks as if Statos is coloured with caucasian skin, as in the first mini-comic.

ToonJukka said...

Yeah that Stratos does look like his apperance in early mini-comics by Alfredo P. Alcala! Fun tidbit of seeing him piloting Wind Raider.
The painting itself looks astounding. Would love to find out who is the artist behind it.

Tyler Baker said...

Another very epic cover! Covers like this really got my imagination rolling!

LJM said...

Maybe Man-At-Arms took the Wind Raider out then had a few too many meads and had to grab a taxi back to Grayskull so Stratos is valeting his transport back home for him? ;)

Daniel Quintero said...

I had just one of the coloring books!! but this art cover is amazig!!

Is a great adition to the bisggest and amazing MOTU blog that actually has reached over 1250 post!!

joseephus said...

I think seeing Stratos flying the Wind Raider is the craziest thing ever. I never liked seeing that growing up. Kind of like Superman flying a plane, no logic.

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