21 May 2006

Fruit?!

Issue three of the UK Masters of the Universe comic featured a story titled "Man-At-Arms: Traitor!" As you can see the Evil Warriors sit around their council table listening to Skeletor's latest plan of action, but notice that instead of a horrid creature, or the standard viewscreen on the table we have a bowl of fruit. A bowl of fruit?! The most evil beings in the universe are sitting down eating fruit? Something seems very wrong with this! Not for a second am I saying that they should be promoting junk food; but fruit? That's just not right! Also check out the very odd-looking Mer-Man!


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7 comments:

Mosquitor said...

I've never noticed that before, even though that was the first UK comic I ever bought! I guess Skeletor was encouraging his warriors to eat more healthily to stand a better chance against He-Man!

I think the early UK comics were full of little oddities like that; I believe that same story makes a passing reference to the Boreworms from the Flash Gordon storyline!

As for Merman, I think he was just suffering from yellow fever at the time. ;)

Dave said...

Mer-Man has taken some bananas from the bowl and sellotaped them to his face!

Razz-Bel said...

No. No. No. Mer-Man got highlights on his scales. Blonde highlights were all the rage in the 80's! Just look at Wham and all those big hair bands of the time.

OC93 said...

Skeletor may be the Lord of Destruction and all that is evil, but don't let it ever be said he's not a gracious host!

Kevin Martinell said...

Maybe Mer-Man was previously experimenting with a tanning booth and stuck his face in to see what color a fish-man turns when he's "getting a tan?!" :)

If not, Mer-Man's probably hoping that Man-At-Arms' latest invention has a feature that will restore the original color to his face! :)

As for Skeletor being the bearer of fruit, this is as odd for the villains as it was for He-Man to steal Rainbow Quartz from Snake Mountain, in "Three On A Dare!"

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Nostradamus said...

A yellow Mer-Man is odd, but not the strangest I've seen. In the minicomic that came with Leech's figure, Mer-Man's face is not only bright red, but he has black bushy whiskers that mae him look like a pirate! Not to mention that here Leech is a slobbering 60-foot high leviathan who eats ships whole! Yo, Busta, think you can dig that puppy up?

ToonJukka said...

Mer-Man propably ate some of the fruit to get sick with that color on his face. LOL.

I agree with Aidan. The early UK comics have lot of fun little things that make them fun to read.
Also their stories were really great, even if not all art was top-notch.

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