23 October 2008

Psychic energies...

I always thought that this opening splash page by Mark Texeira for the minicomic "The Power Of... Point Dread!" was easily one of the best from the entire run of comics. Skeletor looks incredibly menacing as he taps the power of the Mystic Crystal of the Caverns in an effort to steal Point Dread and the Talon Fighter. Reading these early minicomics always takes me back to my early days of collecting the Masters of the Universe figures; when the minicomics were the only stories we had. Of course I will always prefer the cartoon, but there is no doubt that the minicomics, especially the early ones were one of the greatest parts of He-Man's legacy!


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8 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Skeletor doing a little Yoga here! :) I agree with all of your comments, James! Love the design of the red text in the title ... Should be adapted to a real typeface if it isn't already! :) Thanks for reading! God Bless...
~KevyGuy :)
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Anthony said...

Hi James - recently found your blog by accident. I love the many different images from MOTU media, much of which I remember myself. I think Mark Texeira's work is excellent and would like to see more from those mini-comics (only some of mine survived childhood) and more "insider" stuff is welcome too. You've also helped me appreciate Robin Davies' work (which I didn't favour as a kid, preferring Texeira) & the artist who did the later mini-comics.

Regardless, I've enjoyed many of your entries, your observations and the images you choose - and encourage you to continue!

Tyler Baker said...

I bought this mini comic at a flea market back in high school and though looking at it its a stranger pose, I totally bought it seeing as that the first series of comics were much deeper into magic and dark arts.

Daniel Quintero said...

For me on this minicomics, skeletor was naugthy and evil... and even more powerfull that on the tv show!... I Really love the minicomics....

Martn Olivero said...

Is strange to see Skeletor in full meditation! It looks like a Buddha in the middle of Eternia. I also enjoyed reading these stories, though sometimes were very diefrentes with the cartoon! Especially the first ones, where He-Man lived in a shack and several details that were not familiar to me. Today, all this universe is taking shape. Thanks for sharing!Skeletor is strange to see in full meditation! It looks like a Buddha in the middle of Eternia. I also enjoyed reading these stories, though sometimes very diefrentes saw the cartoon! Especially the first ones, where 'He-Man Lived in a shack and several details that were not familiar. Today, all this universe is a bit lighter. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for sharing!

Geret said...

Why isn't the Sorceress sensing/hearing this and looking out of the window telling him to GET LOST!? Hopefully she's inside sending He-Man and Man-At-Arms one of those psychic signals she does!

Brett said...

This was always one of my favorite early-minicomic scenes. I always felt there was something somewhat off about Skeletor meditating like that; and, yet, at the same time it showcases perfectly his power and his boldness.

David Monid said...

That would be Skeletor's cure for a headache then. Do Yoga while a magical crystal ball fires purple coloured rays at your head. :D

It was cool of Mattel though to produce these mini comics to go with their toys, I guess it helped young boys to start their imagenery adventures with their figures, vehicles and playsets. :)

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