19 May 2007

Horde toy and cartoon...

When Robin Davies introduced the Evil Horde artistically into the Ladybird books beginning with "He-Man and the Asteroid of Doom" he based the character designs of Grizzlor, Leech, Mantenna and Modulok on their respective toys. However he based Hordak's design and color scheme on the character's cartoon likeness...


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

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Very true! Grizzlor looks the most amusing of the gang. :) Awesome group villain shot with more bold and brilliant colors. Hordak's "plotting" gesture is captured well, too!

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Jay Firestorm said...

I still own my original, complete set of Ladybird books. Some of the best tie-ins of the original line IMO; definately some of the best artwork (especially when compared to some of the rushed, sloppy looking UK comics!)

Was never a big fan of the Horde (even as a kid I was into pre-Filmation more than anything else), but even so, I think the Horde were intergrated into the storybooks well.

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