17 May 2012

Eternos City is destroyed!

One of the most memorable stories ever to have appeared in the UK Masters of the Universe comics appeared in issue eight of the Adventure magazine. This cover beautifully summarized the dramatic story and was in no way a trick to get people to buy the magazine. Why the writers decided to have the Evil Warriors destroy the Royal Palace was interesting, as it pertained to a situation outside of the stories. The UK comic, presumably in order to cut costs, decided to adapt the German Masters of the Universe comic. However, there was a slight problem. In the UK comics the Royal Palace had always been a medieval-looking castle, whereas the Royal Palace that appeared in the German comics was a beautifully constructed pink-hued city, with towering spires. While most comic companies would not have explained the change, the UK comic decided to destroy the existing medieval Royal Palace in order to explain why it looked vastly different, as the German stories were now adapted! Expect me to scan in the pages from this incredible story soon!


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

3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man's "over-the-top" pose and statement is great, as is the detail and lettering in his "quote balloon!" :)

Mosquitor said...

That was what I loved about the UK comics... they really cared for continuity and by the end of their run had a solid canon running all the way from the early issues to the New Adventures, which was perfectly consistent despite the switch to the German reprints.

pH6 said...

This might the first UK comic cover I saw printed in Finnish...and is in my opinion the second best of those issues even if it has one boring filler story. Only thing that bothers me in the story is the plants' dialog...this is a continuation of another story, one they never published here. More than blue Beast Man or green Horde Troopers (at least in the Finnish edition).

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