14 June 2011

Orko and Gwildor...

Here is an interesting panel from issue eighteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine, showing Orko and Gwildor sitting down, relaxed after another exciting adventure. What makes this image quite notable, at least for me, is that many people, myself included, perceived Gwildor as Orko's replacement in the Masters of the Universe live-action movie. So to see them sat next to one another is somewhat odd.


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5 comments:

Mosquitor said...

It was interesting how the later UK comics (or German comics, since they were printed in Germany first) often teamed up the characters of Orko and Gwildor. A move I dare say Filmation would have made, had Gwildor ever featured in the cartoon.

Orko's original personality in the UK annuals before the show came on air was a lot more similar to how Gwildor was portrayed in the movie, depicted as eccentric and absent-minded but also wise and knowledgeable rather than just a childlike clown, as the show eventually portrayed him. It was interesting how the UK comics paired the two characters to contrast their personalities; the older and more experienced Gwildor alongside the youthful and excitable Orko.

Kevin Martinell said...

Gwildor looks like Orko's sidekick ... OR apprentice! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Fabian said...

It is kinda odd to see them together. It always seemed like for some reason Orko and Gwildor did not want to be in the same room or same adventure together. I don't know why I would always think like that. I guess its becuase Gwildor was in the live action movie instead of Orko.

Geret said...

I know that I may be alone with these thoughts... but I always thought that those 2 characters were super annoying... like the Jar Jar Binks of the He-Man world. Not so much Orko but Gwildor!

Chris (He-Fan) said...

One of the many things I enjoy about the UK comics is how they took characters from both the early days and later days of MOTU and pictured them together - whereas in the Filmation show and other media some of the original characters would begin to disappear to be replaced by the newer characters, in the UK comic they were often shown side-by-side... :)

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