14 April 2007

A bounty hunter?

In a section titled "The Masters of the Universe Revealed:" from the 1981 Masters of the Universe Licensee Book we can see that Mattel's original plan for the character of Zodac was that of a comic enforcing bounty hunter! Of course the role of the bounty hunter would be eventually assumed by Tri-Klops, whilst Zodac became the Evil Cosmic Enforcer. This would confuse many children in later years when the DC Comics and cartoon presented him as neither good nor evil.


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2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Interesting history on Zodac ... I've always found it unusual that the toy version of Zodac (As well as the illustration here) features him with feet shaped like those of Webstor or Whiplash. At least the cartoon version gave him regular looking boots! Also, Zodac's appearance in "Quest For He-man" made him appear to be closer to the side of good, since he gave Orko a magic wand to help "the good guys" locate a stranded He-Man on another planet. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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joseephus said...

Zodac sure went through a lot of transitions didn't he? He was bad, neutral, and good. And there were still interpretations of him as evil in the coloring books even after he was shown as good in the cartoon.

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