29 March 2010

Catra, Clawdeen, and the moon.

"Spirit is kidnapped", the She-Ra Ladybird book, features a lot of beautiful artwork by Robin Davies. Here is yet another piece, with Catra riding Clawdeen, whom amusingly was drawn without the mane that the character often sported.


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28 March 2010

Orko's comic strip #2

Almost every issue of the UK Masters of the Universe comic featured an Orko comic strip on the inside front cover. As this Blog continues I will try and feature all of them for your amusement. Here I present the "Orko the Magician" comic strip from issue two. This may quality as the quickest defeat of Skeletor ever!


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27 March 2010

Adora and Glimmer by Senior.

Once again, here we have another illustration by Geoff Senior from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Catra's Ice Palace". This illustration like previous entries show that while Geoff Senior may have been the greatest artist on the UK Transformers comic, his artwork was not best suited for She-Ra. Seriously, if you ever get the chance, check out his Transformers artwork. This guy knew how to draw robots better than any other artist!


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26 March 2010

Jitsu attacks Fisto #2

I was always a big fan of the Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Clash of Arms" because I think it was an unapologetically action-packed story! The only downside of this minicomic is that because it featured many new characters, it was packaged with many of the figures; even figures that were not in the story! This panel is one of my favorites from the story with Fisto and Jitsu engaging in some hand to hand combat...


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25 March 2010

Jitsu attacks Fisto #1

The Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Clash of Arms" was notable for its highlighting of the new characters Fisto and Jitsu, both of whom had a similar gimmick. Not only did it feature these two, but Stridor, Clawful, Webstor and Whiplash all made their minicomic debuts in this action-packed story.


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24 March 2010

Orko's comic strip #13

Almost every issue of the UK Masters of the Universe comic featured an Orko comic strip on the inside front cover. As this Blog continues I will try and feature all of them for your amusement. Here I present the "Orko the Magician" comic strip from issue thirteen. Here we see quite possibly the cutest dragons ever to grace Eternia.


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21 March 2010

He-Man and Stridor montage.

Here is a good-looking piece illustrated by Robin Davies from the one-shot Ladybird Masters of the Universe annual. This montage featuring He-Man and Stridor appeared in "The Curse of Crystal Mountain" story. I feel somewhat sorry for Battle Cat who looks quite sad at being left behind in the first illustration. There is a similarity here to the episode "Origin of the Sorceress" from season two, in which Battle Cat is left behind as He-Man begins an adventure with Stridor.


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19 March 2010

Orko's comic strip #44

Almost every issue of the UK Masters of the Universe comic featured an Orko comic strip on the inside front cover. As this Blog continues I will try and feature all of them for your amusement. Here I present the "Orko the Magician" comic strip from issue forty-four. The second panel in this strip always makes me chuckle, given the scale of Orko and his surroundings.


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17 March 2010

"Altered States" #6

Here are the last three pages of "Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. He-Man's comical body transformations make sense. Though it has to be said that the writer of this strip wrote a very convoluted sequence of events in order for the heroes to learn of Orko's location!


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16 March 2010

Bounding through the snow...

"Catra's Ice Palace", the She-Ra Ladybird book illustrated by the greatest artist of the UK Transformers comic, Geoff Senior, features this nice illustration of Catra and Clawdeen. What I like about this image is the low angle Geoff Senior uses to showcase the characters.


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14 March 2010

"Altered States" #5

Here are pages thirteen to fifteen of "Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. Skeletor's Terror Claws make an appearance, and for once it does not feel like a cheap piece of product placement.


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13 March 2010

Spirit gallops!

Here is an interesting illustration from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Catra's Ice Palace". Even though his art is questionable at times, Geoff Senior manages to capture a beautiful illustration of Spirit galloping as if his life depended on it!


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12 March 2010

"Altered States" #4

Here are pages ten to twelve of "Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. Fat He-Man appears! We also get to see a very interesting color scheme on Whiplash!


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11 March 2010

Rebels at sunset...

This illustration by Robin Davies from the She-Ra Ladybird book "She-Ra and the Dark Pool" should be an example to many other artists of how to end a book with a celebratory cast image. Endings do not come much happier, or brighter, than this!


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09 March 2010

"Altered States" #3

Here are pages seven to nine of "Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. He-Man's body begins going through some odd transformations, as a uniquely colored Jitsu attacks!


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07 March 2010

A message from evil.

What I often liked about the Ladybird books was their interesting choices of layout. As featured in the She-Ra book "Spirit is kidnapped", across two pages, we see an evil-looking raven in close-up, with the rebels below looking upward. Robin Davies once again uses bold lines, strong colors, and interesting angles to turn a typical scene into one that grabs the reader's attention.


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06 March 2010

"Altered States" #2

Here are pages four to six of "Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. Skeletor's thought process on page six is not only great, but also results in one of his best pieces of dialogue...


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04 March 2010

Orko's comic strip #54

Almost every issue of the UK Masters of the Universe comic featured an Orko comic strip on the inside front cover. As this Blog continues I will try and feature all of them for your amusement. Here I present the "Orko the Magician" comic strip from issue fifty-four. I am not even sure this is supposed to be a gag...


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03 March 2010

"Altered States" #1

"Altered States" from issue six of the Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine is a memorable and unique story. Actually, it is the story that features the overweight version of He-Man I featured a few days back; so that should give you something to look forward to. Here I present the first three pages of this entertaining story.


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02 March 2010

Talking is for wimps!

Here is an interesting panel from issue twenty-two of the UK He-Man Adventure magazine, formerly known as Masters of the Universe Adventure. I love this panel because not only does it feature one of the worst martial arts kicks I have ever seen illustrated, but it also has one of the worst pieces of dialogue! Fortunately the animated series treated Hoove with a great deal more respect.


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01 March 2010

Low angle heroes.

I always enjoy when an artist plays with the angles of a shot. Even though this illustration from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Spirit is kidnapped" favors a low angle, it is not too low. As Madame Razz is the focus of everyone's attention we are treated to a shot that is positioned lower than most by Robin Davies.


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