15 January 2011

He-Man swings sword.

Here is a superb illustration from the 1987 UK Masters of the Universe annual. This was the annual where the artists began following the style of the cartoon and adhering to many model sheets, whilst replicating numerous model sheet poses. Here you can see that while the illustration pays close attention to the cartoon, there is a wonderful level of detail that Filmation never pursued on the physical form! I do so love the energy and power in this illustration...

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


Guido Gregotti said...

Why there are two Skeletors in the picture?

There are only two times I have seen Skeletor's doubles.

One is on TV in "Here, there, Skeletor Everywhere", an other one is in a story I have seen in an Italian magazine, "Magic Boy".

I don't remember the title of this story, but it was set in the period of Primus (therefore with Darius, Icarius, Brakk, etc.) and I remember that in this story Skeletor found in an asteroid a mystical "double-belt" and wore it.

This belt, when it was activated, gave him four further arms (and later he found himself with two heads) and the ability to create duplicates of himself.

Your pictures shows that there is a third story with Skeletor duplicated.

See you soon.


Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man's confident facial expression is classic. :) I like how the yellow glow dominates much of the illustration! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

joseephus said...

This is a very detailed piece. And I love the lighting effects that are used here.

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