28 June 2015

Clawdeen and Tansy #2

Here is the second of two unique illustrations from the story "Catra's Web of Mischief", which was featured in the rarely-seen four story She-Ra Ladybird compilation book. There is just something annoyingly cute about this illustration in which Clawdeen leads Tansy to the alleged location for the picnic. I like Tansy's expression as much as I like Clawdeen's, which is one featuring a wicked smile. The most amusing thing on this page is the text above the image which describes Clawdeen as a "magic lion"!


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26 June 2015

Clawdeen and Tansy #1

Here is the first of two unique illustrations from the story "Catra's Web of Mischief", which was featured in the rarely-seen four story She-Ra Ladybird compilation book. In this Glenn Steward illustration we see Clawdeen tricking a young Twigget named Tansy into believing that they are about to have a picnic with their friends. What I love about this illustration is the way in which Clawdeen has her paw across her chest, to emphasize that she is of no threat to the young Twigget.


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23 June 2015

"Lost Isle of Lite"

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!

"Lost Isle of Lite"
While sailing on the Sea of Winds, Prince Adam and his friends discover the Lost Isle of Lite, which rises out of the ocean. No sooner do they reach the isle, however, than it begins to sink again...taking He-Man and friends to an underwater realm of serpents, giant fish, and a race of gentle fish-people ruled by the evil sea tyrant, Malador.


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

20 June 2015

Panini sticker album art #30

When I was a kid, one of my most prized possessions was the Masters of the Universe sticker album by Panini. I still remember the day my mother purchased the album for me. Aside from the fun of collecting the stickers themselves I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Filmation-accurate illustrations that could be found on each and every page. I thought it would be a good idea to showcase those illustrations on this very Blog!

This fantastic illustration shows He-Man moments before saving his friends from the oncoming waters...

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18 June 2015

Mysterious pilot...

Here is a panel from the Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Ultimate Battleground!" that always makes me chuckle. Illustrated with the usual amount of energy by Bruce Timm, we see He-Man falling through the skies of Eternia, with a pending rescue by someone piloting the Blasterhawk. The thing that I always find amusing is the fact that He-Man asks as to the identity of the mysterious pilot, when the silhouette of said mysterious pilot should be a big clue!


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14 June 2015

The Goddess merges with Teela!

In one of the best scenes from the Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Tale of Teela!" the Goddess merges with Teela! The energy in both of these Mark Texeira illustrations is apparent. In the first we have Teela repeatedly striking out at the Goddess, who as created an magical shield in order to protect herself. And in the second panel we are treated to one of the most beautiful moments in the minicomic in which the Goddess leaps at Teela, preparing to merge with her.


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10 June 2015

Clock fight!

The Masters of the Universe minicomic "The Temple of Darkness!" features a great many energetic illustrations. However, this page in which the Heroic Warriors battle Skeletor's Time Demons is breathtaking! In these small yet intricate panels we see a fantastic amount of action in each and every panel. Whether it be the first panel in which Man-At-Arms destroys one of the Time Demons with his photon blaster, or the second panel in which He-Man uses the Sword of Power to keep one at bay. Even the fifth panel continues the pace with Ram Man smashing his way through one of the Time Demons. The first panels is interesting in that we see Skeletor actually creating a never-ending army of creatures...


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08 June 2015

Panini sticker album art #29

When I was a kid, one of my most prized possessions was the Masters of the Universe sticker album by Panini. I still remember the day my mother purchased the album for me. Aside from the fun of collecting the stickers themselves I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Filmation-accurate illustrations that could be found on each and every page. I thought it would be a good idea to showcase those illustrations on this very Blog!

In this panel we see Skeletor preparing to flood the caverns in which the Heroic Warriors dwell...

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06 June 2015

"Path Finder" #3

For your entertainment I present the story "Path Finder" as featured in issue twelve of the UK Princess of Power comic. In this story Etheria finds itself suffering from a drought not caused by natural forces. When She-Ra and Bow investigate the area known as Grim Beach they find Hordak overseeing the theft of the crashed spaceship. What is the secret of the power cubes that powered it, and how does Hordak plan to use them to conquer the rebels? Here are the remining three pages of this story...


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02 June 2015

"Path Finder" #2

For your entertainment I present the story "Path Finder" as featured in issue twelve of the UK Princess of Power comic. In this story Etheria finds itself suffering from a drought not caused by natural forces. When She-Ra and Bow investigate the area known as Grim Beach they find Hordak overseeing the theft of the crashed spaceship. What is the secret of the power cubes that powered it, and how does Hordak plan to use them to conquer the rebels? Here are pages five to eight of this story...


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