01 February 2012

Skeletor attacks!

Here is one of the most striking panels from the Bruce Timm illustrated Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Terror Claws Strike!" This illustration above many others really does showcase the artist's influences; in particular King Randor's left hand reaching outward which has all the hallmarks of a Jack Kirby illustration! Also, by looking at Teela you can already see Bruce's stylized technique for drawing females which would become one of his best-known traits in later years. And as for Skeletor, as ridiculous as the Terror Claws are, rarely did he ever look this menacing!


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

6 comments:

Chris (He-Fan) said...

I think testament to Bruce Timm's ability is that he managed to take something potentially ridiculous-looking (Skeletor's Terror Claws) and turn them into something really cool! :)

Kevin Martinell said...

Nice how the bones on Skeletor's clothing aren't the same color as the clothing, this time. :) The color and detail on the Terror Claws is amazing! Teela's comments are great ... Sounds like something that He-Man would say in the cartoon (Ex.: "Capture The Comet Keeper")! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Sebastian Vogl said...

Not to forget the awesome colors (by Charles Simpson if I recall correctly)! I just love how the bones on Skeletor's armor are colored like bones for real! And blonde Randor is a littel bit more convincing as Adam's and Adora's father. ;)

Miss M said...

I am really loving the Terror Claws. They remind me slightly of something that would be a part of Horde Prime from the cartoon. Really nice picture!

chosen1heath@me.com said...

I think Skeletor should always appear this threatening. And I don't think the terror claws are all that ridiculous. I loved the toy, and this comic as a kid!

David Monid said...

Skeletor: Fear my giant metal claws you fool! They're vastily superior to the ones on my action figure.

King Randor: OK, OK I'm terrified!

Teela: I think I see now where Adam's cowardice comes from now. :D

Awsome work there by Timm. :D

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