23 June 2012

Coloring book #10 - Stratos versus Beast Man.

During the eighties there were many Masters of the Universe coloring books, all of which featured a variety of artwork, with varying degrees of quality. Some artists put in a great level of detail, other artists simply copied model sheets, and some artists were just plain questionable. There were a batch of illustrations by one particular unnamed artist that I have a great affection for, mainly because the style is close to the cartoon, but bold enough to be identifiable as the artist's own! These images also showcased some pretty impressive scenes that I personally wish could have been seen in the Filmation series. In this illustration we see Stratos overpowering Beast Man and binding the villain up in what appear to be vines of some sort. Again, as with many of these illustrations, I love the poses of the characters, the boldness of the line art, and just the situation in general!


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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Agreed! Beast-Man reminds me of his more threatening presence in the Season One Filmation episodes. This moment also makes me think of the brief scene in "Diamond Ray of Disappearance" where Stratos captures Evil-Lyn. :)

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