19 October 2010

Falling groundward!

Here is an action-packed sequence of three panels from issue three of the UK Masters of the Universe comic. I love the second panel which simply shows the action of He-Man throwing the tree in the direction of the escaping Trap Jaw. Interestingly in the first panel it appears that He-Man has torn the tree down, as we see a nearby matching stump, and yet the text in the second panel specifically states that the tree was already "dead". My theory is that the artist intended for He-Man to be tearing the tree down, whereas the writer possibly looked at He-Man's attitude in the animated series in which he would never harm a tree. Either way, Trap Jaw ends up in a world of pain, but has time to utter the phrase, "Falling groundward!"

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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

That theory sounds just about right to me, James! The illustration of He-Man in the first panel reminds me of the famous animation of He-Man swinging his sword downward, as seen in episodes like "Prince Adam No More," "It's Not My Fault," and "The Remedy." :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
~"KevyGuy" :)
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