21 August 2007

Birthday Blog #5 - This ain't Filmation!

A memorable phase during the Masters of the Universe minicomics had the artists look to the Filmation designs for inspiration. Subsequently we were treated to a lot of Filmation-like comic book artwork. The one thing that was odd about these minicomics is that they were extremely violent in places. "The Secret Liquid of Life", "Double-Edged Sword" and "Slave City" are three examples of minicomics that looked great, but had a very adult feel to them. In these two panels we can see He-Man and Battle Cat, clearly based on their Filmation models, killing the man-eating plants. Not something the moralistic Filmation He-Man would have done...


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3 comments:

Grimbot said...

Well He-man chopped one of the the tentacles of a man eating plant in "She-deomon of Phantos."

And in one episode (I think it's "The time corridor"), one man eating plant ate him and he ripped it into pieces.

Kevin Martinell said...

Just looking at the panel featuring Battlecat sinking his fangs into the vines sends me into hysterics!

Yes, I agree with grimbot's comments about He-Man destroying plant like structures in the Filmation series ... He also does so with clinging vines in "The Starchild" and the Hungerlily in "The Once And Future Duke," if I can remember correctly. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Daniel Quintero said...

This one is another mini comic that was very close to my hearth i always like it even so i couldn't read english at that time (and this one came with my US- Kobra Khan)... i love all the illustration and actually there is actually a close up from evil-lyn that i really liked (don't know why)

Keep it going Jamie!!

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