Tag Archives: he-man

Masters of the Universe Returns Courtesy of Netflix and Kevin Smith

Netflix has revealed that the 1980s Masters of the Universe will return in a new animated show. Masters of the Universe: Revelation picks up where the first series left off. Netflix is working with Kevin Smith for the show. Smith will serve as the project showrunner and executive producer for the limited anime series.

Revelation will focus on unresolved storylines from the 80s show and is not a reboot like the recent She-Ra and the Princesses of Power which also is on Netflix.

Mattel Television is producing the series while Powerhouse Animation is handling the animation. Powerhouse is behind Netflix’s Castlevania.

It’s unknown when the series will debut.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Around the Tubes

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets Limited Theatrical Re-Release – It’s still in theaters… so weird.

Comicbook – ‘Suicide Squad 2’: Will Smith Exits James Gunn’s DC Comics Movie – This is not too surprising.

ICv2 – New Board Members, Officers Elected at ComicsPRO – Congrats to all!

The Comichron – He-Man, Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile lead mid-February reorders – Now, this is a bit unexpected.

MOTU Club Grayskull the Ultimate Collectors Piece from Super7 Open for Pre-Order

Super7 has announced the Club Grayskull Wave 3 and Filmation Ultimates Figures! The pre-order window for these 6-inch figures is closing soon- Thursday, November 15th at 12:00am Midnight PST.

This is a limited edition release. The Club Grayskull Wave 3 figures are available only as a set. Individual figures can only be purchased with a full set of the MOTU Club Grayskull Wave 3 figures. The Ultimates figures can be ordered individually. We expect to ship this figures in Spring 2019.

You can pre-order them, and more, now.

Masters of the Universe Dorbz in December!

By the power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe are coming in Dorbz form!

Prince Adam, aka He-Man, and his weaponry ally Man At Arms are joined by the villainous Skeletor, an evil demon, and Mer-Man, ruler of Eternia’s undersea kingdom!

He-Man, Skeletor, and Mer-Man each come with a limited chase variant, all with a 1 in 6 rarity!

Be sure to pick up Faker, available exclusively at Walmart!

Collect them all this winter when Dorbz: Masters of the Universe come out in December from Funko!

Revisiting 1987’S Masters of The Universe. A Retrospective.

masters of the universe 2

On August 7, 1987 He-Man got his live action big screen debut with Masters Of The Universe starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, Meg Foster (Evil-Lyn), Courtney Cox As (Julie Winston in her big screen debut), Chelsea Field (Teela), Jon Cypher (Man-At-Arms), Billy Barty (Gwildor) and James Tolkan (Detective Lubic). I was just about to turn four when this movie came to theaters and as a lot of kids during that time was huge fan of He-Man and the Masters of The Universe and my parents took me to see it and as the story goes I talked the whole time to everyone around me about He-Man and Skeletor and when the movie was over I cried because I missed most of the movie because of my talking.

Up until last week we could relive this fun movie through our good friends at Netflix (There will be no Netflix and chill here)! The film was part of the list of films that left the service on March 1. As I turned it on one thing struck me, I was 4 years old when this movie came out, I am now 32, which means this movie came out 28 years ago and now Courtney Cox is doing T.V. shows about her being a cougar! Anyways, for a movie that was made in 1987, the graphics were pretty good! The intro wasn’t grand, it was subtle and nice and made its point well.

Dolph Lundgren was a great choice to play He-Man, who was big, bulky and Blonde! Unfortunately, we don’t see Battle Cat in this movie which is unfortunate, I have always loved that character and they replaced Orko with Gwildor. I get it though, it is a movie adaptation of the cartoon, so it’s not going to be super accurate. A He-Man movie though, does have to have Teela and Man-At-Arm in it to be legit and Jon Cypher and Chelsea Field did a great job in their respective roles.

Frank Langella is an amazing actor and had a long carreer appearing in a lot of movies as well as stage theater before taking on the role of Skeletor. Langella did a great job of playing Skeletor. He wasn’t over the top and really made He-Man lovers hate him but not in a way they hate the acting, but in a we hope He-Man tears him a you know what. His Trusty Sidekick Evil-Lyn played by Meg Foster was spot on with her portrayal of Evil-Lyn. She was menacing and fearless and wicked which is the way was portrayed in the cartoon. I think the rest of the villain characters could have been better portrayed. The only villain I could recognize was Beast Man, Blade and Saurod, and they were all defeated pretty easily.

Courtney Cox had a major role in this movie. At the time she was a rising star who got noticed on in  the classic Bruce Springsteen music video for “Dancing in the Dark.” This was well before her star making role on Friends.

The one flaw? I think the movie could have done without most of it being set on Earth. Earth was never featured at all on Earth. The movie should have taken fully in place on Eternia.

Overall the movie had some great qualities and was entertaining. The graphics were amazing for it being premiered in 1987. For anyone who hasn’t seen this movie, please go on the Apple App store or the Google play store and download it or try to find it on Amazon.com. Everyone needs to see this movie at one point, especially younger kids who would likely be enamored by it.

Fashion Spotlight: Eternia Crossfit, Snakes Are Awesome!, T-800 Gym

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Eternia Crossfit, Snakes Are Awesome!, and T-800 Gym, by AtomicRocket, wytrab8, and metrokard2, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Eternia Crossfit

30930-detail-565383f218b5c_large

Snakes Are Awesome!

30937-detail-56538405a8804_large

T-800 Gym

30929-detail-565383dabc186_large

 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Fashion Spotlight: A Link to the Craft, Black Knight is My Champion, and Born in the Eighties

Ript Apparel has three new designs! 1UP, A Not Snow White Widow, and Dead Fiction, by AtomicRocket, Legendary Phoenix, and Skullpy, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

A Link to the Craft

30448-detail-56254f8b15ba0_large

Black Knight is My Champion

30374-detail-56254d28ed6d5_large

Born in the Eighties

30278-detail-5625479f132f1_large

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

“By the Power of Grayskull” Sideshow’s He-Man Statue

“By The Power of Grayskull!”

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the He‐Man with an intricately sculpted costume and armor details. The statue dons a removable fabric handcrafted cape and iconic Power Sword and is displayed on a Grayskull themed base.

There are two versions including an exclusive which features a switch-out Power Axe and Sheathed Power Sword.

The price is $399.99 and can be purchased with payment plans for as little as $51.43. The edition size is TBA.

You can get the regular version or the exclusive version now.

 

 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Review: He-Man Eternity War #9

heman009There was a telling moment earlier on in this series when Skeletor described his futility to She-Ra.  In every incarnation of his existence he had tried to vanquish his foes, gain control of Eternia and gain power of the mystical forces that permeate the planet.  He realized that the problem of his approach was that it was too ordinary, that everything always proceeded as expected because he never tried an alternate approach to his schemes or tried to do something out of character.  While he used this to enlist the help of She-Ra, it is a telling moment not only for Skeletor but also for the franchise itself.  Based on simpler concepts from the animated series which required fairly basic plots that followed a similar pattern from episode to episode, He-Man has never really escaped the same pattern of story telling.  There have been some better attempts in recent years in comics, but never has anyone ever really tried to break through the pattern to get to something different.

Such has evidently been the case here, with a style of storytelling which is far more epic than He-Man ever imagined to be before.  With Hordak already having seized the control of the two crystals, he is now in absolute control of the Universe, and it would seem as though none could stop him.  It would even seem that his nearly infinite power is to the point of making his rule unending and unquestionable except for a small hitch in his plan.  Both Skeletor and He–Man, although working separately, are still trying to rid the world of his presence.  What unfolds here is a bit surprising, but once again, not at all in the way that one would assume.

If this series is attempting to push the boundaries of what it means to be the heroes and villains inside this particular world, then it is succeeding.  The creative team is playing out an epic story that would really be epic under any circumstances, only that this one is acted out by He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.  What will be perhaps most interesting is the buildup to the conclusion of this series, because of all the big characters that have been re-examined, it is the titular hero who has been mostly ignored thus far in the incorporation into this epic story.  Of course the resolution of that will likely mean the end of this series, but the creative team has not yet failed to impress or to surprise, and the setting for the finale is being well established with issues such as this one.

Story: Rob David and Dan Abnett Art: Pop Mhan
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Review: He-Man Eternity War #8

ew008Eternity War, the latest He-Man story arc, has had some ups and downs during its series.  This is to be somewhat expected, as for every big moment, there is some time required to set it up and to build the characters into pertinent actors for the script.  The previous issue of Eternity War could be said to be one which had some big moments, although these were more like big character developments which focused around She-Ra’s and Skeletor’s past.  With these big developments right behind it, it probably left many wondering what was immediately ahead for the series.

The story is related in parts to the previous issue, but also throws in a bit of extra unexpected developments.  Adam has chosen to become depowered, and is keen on returning Eternos to his control.  Such is done by a costly victory over the forces of Hordak, the villain who clearly has bigger plans to follow as opposed to immediately stopping Adam.  This leads to the strongest dramatic point for the issue, although it is mirrored in the travels of Skeletor and She-Ra.  Skeletor has led her to the dark dimension, but he has plans of his own, not exactly in line with what he had told her in the previous issue.

While the series is still running at its best, it still feels like this issue is a bit of an intermission.  With so many new developments it is necessary to reposition the players so that they can be put into places where their true heroism can shine through.  That is what is happening here, and it feels a bit more sedate than other issues in this series, mostly because it cannot rely on any of these big moments, but instead has to get by on some other plot developments which while fun, are also a bit ordinary.  The same format has been used before in this series to set up its big moments, as for instance the mostly action second issue showed that there was still a lot of other great moments to follow.  Such would most likely be the moment here, as there are no big moments, but there promises to be in issues to come.

Story: Rob David and Dan Abnett Art: Pop Mhan
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

« Older Entries