03 January 2007

Clash of the Titans!

This is one of my favorite pieces of Ed McGuinness artwork that appeared in an issue of Wizard as part of the magazine's "Last Man Standing" many years ago. The style and energy of this image always brings a smile to my face!


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

14 comments:

He-Fan said...

As a historical note, it's also worth mentioning that, after putting together this image of Lion-O battling He-Man, Ed McGuinness went on to illustrate DC/Wildstorm's first ThunderCats mini-series! :)

TheShadow said...

Why did you make me relive that horrible drawing of He-Man!? :)

Mike Bock said...

The pic is extremely cool. Ed Mcguiness should draw MOTU comics, his style suits MOTU perfectly.

I am talking about classic designs of course. His style in anatomy resembles the classic figures. Bulky but cool.

Poor Lion-O he doesn't stand a chance against Eternia's champion.

Excellent blog entry James.

Grimbot said...

So cool. :)

Fallen Eldor said...

I agree with Mike, I still wish that the MVCreations crew could have teamed up with him for a small side project...Oh well. As a side note, he also did a he-man vs skeletor for wizard...I have a pencil drawing of it that showed up on the internet laying around in one of my computers somewhere...

Kevin Martinell said...

Naturally, we He-Fans want He-Man to be victorious over Lion-O! :)

Is it humanly possible for He-Man's body to twist so far around? Reminds me of the way the action toys used to twist around, in order to throw punches. :)

Love the color and detail in this illustration!

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Tyler Baker said...

I love McGuinness's work and I think he would've done a badass MOTU and Thundercats comic! It looks like a muscular epic!! I'd love a poster of that!

David Monid said...

Lion O: OK you Conan rip off, now you're about to feel the wrath of the Thundercats...HOOOO!

He-Man: Well at least I appeared before you did and I had two revivals, of which both came before your revival. The Power of Greyskull as well as that of the good and the way of the magic, shall always defeat you!

Lion 0: Well...at least we were first animated in Japan, we didn't rely on stock footage like you did!

He-Man: At least my toy properties have always been owned by the same company!

And so forth and so forth! :D

Vinto-Man said...

Brilliant work and terrific to see two icons of the 80s go toe to toe! Battle of the swords would go to the power sword!

LJM said...

If He-Man could beat Superman, he could beat Lion-O! They'd make a better tag team though, the Hulk Hogan & Macho Man Randy Savage dream team of 80s animation!

Buzz Chuck said...

I really like all of Ed's stuff. The cartoon card he did in one of the DVD sets is really great of Merman and Webstor.

Geret said...

Love He-Man. Love Thundercats. I think it's a shame, toy-wise that He-Man is getting this fantastic MOTUC treatment and the vintage Thundercats toys are all over the map. I with Mattel could just pick up the slack and create a Thundercats line too. Pummyra needs an update!!

Chris Sunday said...

I do wonder who would win in a fight between the two? But with both being heroes. Unless one was being controlled by Magic. I doubt Lion-O would figure cause the Sword Of Omens would warn him. And the Sorceress would probably warn He-man that Lion-O is not a threat!

Cult Posters said...

This is a famous MArvel comics pose, the He-Man punch i mean, i can't remember who use to draw this pose often, maybe Gil Kane...
Bruce Timm also used it in The Search for Keldor Minicomic for Clamp Champ punching Ninjor and in Snake Attack for He-Man hitting Tung Lashor. Kirby also could have been the author, or even John Romita SR. , but it's a very distinctive pose, with the fist towards "cam" and the hip making an almost impossible twist!

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