16 November 2006

Leaving Eternia...

Here is a great page from issue nineteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. This was the first issue that focused on The New Adventures of He-Man, and the magazine title was changed simply to He-Man. Based more on the toyline than the cartoon this page from a story titled "A New Beginning" shows the moment when Prince Adam decides to renounce his life on Eternia and follow Skeletor into space!


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

5 comments:

Mosquitor said...

As a whole I wasn't too keen on that story... He-Man just left Eternia willingly without saying any goodbyes, Skeletor showed no surprise when he saw Adam change into He-Man, and they seemed to abandon the entire MOTU story just like that.

But on the positive side, it was good to see a direct transition from the MOTU universe to the NA one... whereas the cartoon's depiction of Eternia was completely different from Filmation's, at least the UK comics showed us everything changing from the way it was before to the NA version. And the UK comics also made a lot more references to the MOTU story than any other NA canon did.

Eric Donelson said...

Wow. I've read about this sequence, but none of the descriptions have ever done justice to this singular and amazing moment in Masters history. Adam's conflicting emotions about his life, his family, his WORLD, and perhaps more importantly, his hidden identity, are all etched so clearly on his face. And that leap towards the heavens, his greatest foe, and the unknown future..wow. Thanks for sharing this!

Kevin Martinell said...

What a way to egg on the hero:
"I leave your world unbeaten!"
The smile on Skeletor's face, as he says this, is classic! :)

I also get a kick out of how Prince Adam "follows" Skeletor ... I guess there was no Wind Raider available. :)

The three panels showing the determined look on Adam's face are well done, but I would rather they were featured in reverse, trucking in on his face instead of out, which is usually the case in stories like these.

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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ToonJukka said...

Never seen this comic but I like the fact that they do show the vintage versions of characters on Eternia, before leaving and becoming the NA counterparts.

There were many versions to this story. From mini-comic to cartoon to german comic-adaptation. Mattel REALLY wanted to bring old fans into this new version. :)

David Monid said...

Very interesting.

I admit I know very little about the comics, but it's nice to see that they actually had bothered to make a transition from the old into the new. :)

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