27 July 2011

Eternia's greatest hero!

I remember, as a child, being so amazed by the quality of artwork in the Masters of the Universe minicomics when Bruce Timm appeared on the scene. I lost count of how many times I would copy his panels in an attempt to replicate his fantastic artwork! This panel from "The Terror Claws Strike!" is a fine example of his work. The amount of detail in this single panel is fantastic to behold! We have He-Man standing victoriously atop the Laser Bolt, with Kind Randor honoring He-Man. Behind the king we can see Teela waving, and Man-At-Arms in the window. In the crowd itself there are so many different joyous emotions taking place. My favorite has to be the female looking lovingly at He-Man. Notice the one guy not celebrating at all, and looking rather sternly at He-Man!


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

4 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man's hair waves in the wind for an added atmosphere! The "unhappy" guy looks like he's wearing an "IPS" uniform, for all of you fans who have watched the series, "The King of Queens." :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Fabian said...

I remember this page as a kid. There is so much in this one page. A lot of emotions that are shown and also energy. it would be nice to have this piece framed somehow.

HB Potlood said...

There are two early 'Bruce Timm girls' fawning over He-Man on either side of the picture. Bruce W. is the best!

Chris (He-Fan) said...

I think the thing that was awesome about the mini-comics is that, largely thanks to their superb artwork such as this piece, they never felt like a "throwaway" device to help promote or sell the toys - they were always great adventures in their own right, designed to kick-start kids' imagination! :)

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