09 November 2006

Reaching for the Sword of Power!

Here is one of my favorite panels from the UK Masters of the Universe comic. This illustration is featured in issue thirty-four's "Battle of the Cats!" and shows a truly unique view of Prince Adam unsheathing the Sword of Power. In the animated series I always liked the idea that it would magically appear when he reached for it, but this view from the comic appears to indicate that it's in a scabbard, as some canons referenced...


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

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

This illustration reminds me of probably the only time we see the handle of a sword sticking out from underneath Prince Adam's garments ... It's near the beginning of "Secret Of The Sword," after The Sorceress gives Adam the Sword Of Protection.

In this image, Adam's face appears more elongated than usual, like the look of the harp player at the Laughing Swan Inn, also from "Secret Of The Sword!" :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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ToonJukka said...

Great panel. I do like the idea of Adam physically having the sword on his back, but the magical appearance in Filmation did work better in "disguising" the sword.

Thanks for this scan! Might want to colour it someday!

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