02 June 2012

Tarot Weaver?

In the Princess of Power Golden Book "The Sword of She-Ra" we see an interesting page illustrated by Fred Fredericks. Not only do we see Shadow Weaver using what appear to be tarot cards to predict the forthcoming events on Etheria, but also we see a strange green area on the lower half of her face! This book was illustrated away from the first few episodes of the She-Ra cartoon, upon which this story is based; so even though they had the same basic premise, there were many notable differences. That said, this is one of the very few notable visual differences!


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

6 comments:

HB Potlood said...

There seems to be a green shadow weaving over the bottom half of her face. There. Or maybe the illustrator drew a mouth there and it had to be covered up? Also, Adora looks totally evil there. Who would have thought such a leggy blond could turn her back on the Evil Horde? Especially whith a name like 'Adora'.

Kevin Martinell said...

The added green on Shadow Weaver makes her look more like Orko. :) The illustration of Adora is picture-perfect and could pass for the animation in the cartoon! Hordak is illustrated just as well! :)

joseephus said...

I posted something about this a little while ago too, and the strange difference in the face was always interesting to me. And this was not the only time we seen her playing cards, as she did it in the Secret of the Sword comic that was given away at the cartoon premiere in the 80's.

Miss M said...

This is a very interesting picture. I like the green coloring, it makes her look even more sinister. I also love her whole sitting area to do the tarot reading. Really fun picture.

thenicochan said...

I love the weirdness with the coloring here. I still always smile at Adora's choice of clothing. It seems so...inefficient...for a captain of the guard.

Alex said...

If my memory serves me correctly, Shadow Weaver plays a similar role in one of the Mini World books - it's either "Catra's Prize Catch" or "Princess Adora Imprisoned" :)

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