30 July 2012

Coloring book #17 - Battle Dog?!

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 Battle Cat and Panthor confront one another. Amusingly, and this appears to be the case throughout this batch of illustrations, the artist illustrates Battle Cat's helmet with ears, giving him a dog-like shaped head, especially in this illustration! Battle Dog, anyone?!


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4 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Ha, ha. :) He has the right size snout for being called "Battle Dog" too!

David Monid said...

Honestily why didn't Mattel cash in on this idea.

With two steeds at his command, He-Man could have been twice as awsome. ;)

quaddsin said...

Looks like scooby doo got himself a cameo

Kyle Van Helsing said...

"Battle Hound" sounds a bit better, James!

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