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
Skeletor goes all Rule 63 in this image taken at MEGACON 2012 by Short Fuse Pinups.
(I initially titled this rule 34, while I’m sure there are rule 34 Skeletor images out there, this is not where you will find them)
Via Obvious Winner
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.
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.
Battlecat was one of my favourite characters in He-Man, there was something about his attitude that I liked, Matt Parsons (RedBubble) (Flickr) (Twitter) has created this homage in which we see battle cat as a kitten.
It was available on Shirt Punch yesterday and is now available on RebBubble.
via Rampaged Reality.