15 May 2014

"The Siren of Fear!" #1

"The Siren of Fear!" is an incredibly unique story that appeared in issue fourteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. In this story the Heroic Warriors are confused as to how such a small attack by the Evil Warriors can result in the widespread fear amongst the inhabitants of Eternia. Here I present the first four pages of this unique story in which three Rotons is would seem are "no threat at all". Though I personally would question that...


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12 May 2014

Teela versus the Sorceress.

Mark Texeira once again blesses this Blog with his illustrated goodness! This action-packed panel from the Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Tale of Teela!" features the Goddess fighting her clone, Teela, who is currently under a spell by Skeletor. The way in which both character's respective bodies are posed creates a fantastic sense of movement. We can see the sheer force at which Teela is attacking the Goddess, with the Goddess' gritted teeth showing how forceful those very same attacks are! One of the best things about this panel, and the minicomic in general, is that we see the Goddess in battle. Much like the Sorceress in the Filmation cartoon, the Goddess rarely had any action-packed moments. So when she did, it was very much worth noting!


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07 May 2014

"He-Man Who?"

As He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was developed into a series, the staff writers at Filmation came up with a wealth of proposed story premises. Numerous episodes were never developed beyond the early stages. Showcased below is one of those abandoned episodes, alongside a title card that I have created to show what might have been. Please note that in some of these synopses Orko is still referred to as Gorpo, Evil-Lyn as Desira, and the Evil Warriors as the Masters of the Universe. The Sorceress does not appear to have been fully developed at this point either; with many references instead to the Spirit of Grayskull. Also, Stratos is a villain; much like he was in the early Mattel material. All of the original spellings (Tee-La, Beastman, etc.) are also retained for authenticity.

The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe features many more abandoned episodes!

"He-Man Who?"
A spell created by Evil-Lyn causes amnesia in He-Man. He becomes Prince Adam and has no knowledge of his dual identity as He-Man! He only recovers his memory when Man-At-Arms helps him to recreate the opening of Grayskull's Jaw Bridge.


* Legally I should say that Paul Dini did NOT write this episode. This is merely an example of how the episode title card might have looked.

05 May 2014

"The Book of Potions" #2

For your entertainment I present the story "The Book of Potions" as featured in issue three of the UK Princess of Power comic. In this story an ancient book once owned by Madame Razz's teacher's teacher, Madame Herbista, is discovered in a dark area of the woods. The book contains recipes for magic potions that are both very old and very dangerous. Shadow Weaver sends Catra and Grizzlor to steal the book, and soon mixes the pair a potion granting them great strength, with which they plan to use to conquer She-Ra! Here are the remaining three pages of this story...


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02 May 2014

"The Book of Potions" #1

For your entertainment I present the story "The Book of Potions" as featured in issue three of the UK Princess of Power comic. In this story an ancient book once owned by Madame Razz's teacher's teacher, Madame Herbista, is discovered in a dark area of the woods. The book contains recipes for magic potions that are both very old and very dangerous. Shadow Weaver sends Catra and Grizzlor to steal the book, and soon mixes the pair a potion granting them great strength, with which they plan to use to conquer She-Ra! Here are the first three pages of this story...


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01 May 2014

Angry Frosta #3

The season two She-Ra episode "Sweet Bee's Home" featured a great deal of fantastic character animation, largely in part thanks to director Tom Tataranowicz. This resulted in not only beautiful-looking cels, but also beautiful-looking layout artwork. Here is the third of three comical illustrations featuring an angry-looking Frosta, this time mocking He-Man's compliments towards Sweet Bee. The main illustration shows just how the layout artist envisioned her expression, with her mouth pouting to one side. The additional illustration wonderfully shows her mouthing the words of He-Man. However, it is clear that it was never the layout artist's intention for her shoulders to move so expressively as they did in the actual episode.


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