18 April 2012

That's Cringer?

The 1985 UK Masters of the Universe annual features many beautiful illustrations throughout its pages. However, there are one or two illustrations where we are left scratching our heads. In this illustration we see Prince Adam, sporting the blue jacket with yellow trim that he was occasionally seen in. Cringer on the other hand looks very different to what we are used to. Clearly the artist has avoided the look of the cartoon cat, and leaned towards a more realistic-looking panther! It appears in this illustration that Cringer is about to savage Prince Adam! Notice the lack of yellow stripes, too...


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2 comments:

Grimbot said...

I think it's pretty clear that the artist used DC comics mini-series as a reference as Adam and Cringer looked like that there.

Kevin Martinell said...

Ha, ha. :) I agree, and Cringer looks like a pitbull! Teela is illustrated beautifully, yet again, and I like how her ponytail fades into the background and looks like it is a part of the background too! :)

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