29 August 2012

Coloring book #23 - Trap door Tri-Klops!

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 Beast Man and Mer-Man attempting to figure out the malfunctioning controls of something, as Tri-Klops falls down a trap door! I love the expressions on the faces of both Beast Man and Mer-Man, and I especially love the awkward contorted pose of Tri-Klops as gravity claims him as a victim!

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


Kevin Martinell said...

Ha, ha! This is a great one because so much is going on. :) Even though there is an obvious-placed lever on the wall, it looks like Beast Man may have hit a switch to activate the trap door! Beast-Man's expression is similar to the animation of him in "The Shadow of Skeletor," when he fools around with the controls to the Doom Buster, and Mer-Man's expression reminds me of in "Prince Adam No More," near the end of the episode, when Skeletor returns to Snake Mountain. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Andrew Cramer said...

This is a scene from the Point Dread LP comic where Skelly and crew get into CG

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