02 April 2007

The Unwanted Gift...

Here I present the complete story of "The Unwanted Gift" from issue nine of the UK Masters of the Universe comic. I think we will all agree that the beginning of this comic is very similar to a certain season one He-Man episode that featured the debut of Granamyr! Notably we get to see Mer-Man's race in this comic, including a female on page five; a Mer-Miss if you like...


(click on the images to see them at full-size)

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

What a wonderful story! You're right, James ... The plot is similar to "The Dragon's Gift." Also, it appears that the underwater city is similar to the one that appeared in "City Beneath The Sea," plus the entire race of sea-folk were under Mer-Man's control, on both occasions.

Now we know where the excerpt from the 08 November 2006 post, titled "Violence against Mer-Man," came from! :) Mer-Man leaping for joy, at the top of the fourth panel is a scream! :)

Man-At-Arms winking at He-Man, at the very end of this story, looks similar to the animation of Man-At-Arms winking towards the audience from both the end of "Diamond Ray Of Disappearance" and the moral segment from "Battle Of The Dragons." :)

Well done to the creators of this story, and thanks for sharing with the fans, Busta!

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Mosquitor said...

Cool, haven't read that story in years, I think I lost the issue it came from.

It wasn't very often that elements of the cartoon showed up in the UK comics, but it's pretty obvious they took the plots from both "The Dragon's Gift" and "City Beneath the Sea" to form that story.

Or maybe they hired Larry DiTillio to write a one-off story for them, that'd make sense ;)

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