21 March 2014

Kazam transformation!

I remember as a kid absolutely loving this transformation sequence from the Masters of the Universe minicomic "Slave City!" I felt that this was one of the first times that the minicomics acknowledged the style of the cartoon, with the first panel being a clear homage, albeit reversed, to the transformation sequence from the Filmation show. Behind the scenes Mattel had dictated that the minicomics should reflect the style of the cartoon, given that the animated series was generating huge revenue for the toy company! One has only to look at the way in which the Sword of Power is illustrated to realize that the minicomics were now taking a different direction visually. That said, in later years I would come to miss the intricately-detailed style of the DC-produced minicomics.

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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Yet again, we get great sunset colors throughout, with excellent use of yellows and oranges. :) I agree on the first panel, as the power that bursts forth from the Sword of Power shows movement just like the power illustrated in the cartoon!

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