New He-Man Comic From DC

It looks like DC are going to be breathing new life into the He-Man franchise by releasing a 6 issue mini-series. Written by James Robinson, pencils by Philip Tan and inks by Ruy Jose.

When I was a kid He-Man was my one dimensional hero of choice until I discovered Transformers, I devoured the books and TV show. It looks like they are going to be add a little bit more depth to the series though, the plot synopsis actually looks interesting:

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

Here’s hoping… I might actually make a trip to my local comic shop and pick this one up.

Via Geek Native

 

Skevader! Ultimate Villain!

You may have noticed I’m clearing out my backlog of draft posts… I’ll let the guy who created this awesome Skeletor/Darth Vader bust put it into context:

by Ryan Renders

“I was picked to create a custom Darth Vader helmet by Halloweencostumes.com and I decided to turn my full size replica helmet into a bust of Skeletor. As I was creating this colossal custom I decided to Incorporated a few more elements into the piece that would represent Vader. So I created the sword of power but used Vader’s light saber for the handle and I Incorporated the Empire logo into his chest armor.”

Oddly (and I’m not sure whether or not I’ve said this here before) I got a bit confused when I was a kid and was convinced that Skeletor was really He-Man’s father…

Via Illuminations and Other Stuff.

My Childhood on a T-Shirt

A solid group of old school plastic heroes have been revived by artist Chris McVeigh! Shirts are on sale at Qwertee for just $14. Only 19 hours left! Plastic Heroes by Chris McVeigh (Tumblr) (Redbubble) (Twitter) Via: powerpig

Entitled Plastic Heroes by Chris McVeigh (Tumblr) (Redbubble) (Twitter) This T-Shirt pretty much sums up my childhood, He-Man, Bat Man, Thundercat, the Smurfs, GI Joe, Transformers, Lego, TMNT, Star Wars, and Voltron. (I never was a WWF fan…)

It is made of awesome… And makes me want to re-watch all of these shows.

via Rampaged Reality.

Hipster He-Man + Bonus Hipster Thundercats

Hipster Beastman, Trapjaw, Skeletor, Mekaneck (I had to look up his name) and of Course He-Man

Artist Fabian Ciraolo seems to specialize in turning old school cartoon characters into hipsters. His site, which isn’t the easiest to navigate and involves a scary rabbit, has many more, including Space Ghost…

Hipster Teela
Hipster She-Ra and Hipster Bow, The mounted Hordak head is a nice touch
Hipster She-Ra
Hipster Stratos
Hipster Sorceress
Hipster Skeletor
Hipster Prince Adam and Hipster Man-At-Arms

Also see the hipster Thundercats!

Hipster Cheetara and Hipster Wily Kit

Via  about:blank.