He Man and the Masters of the Universe A Character Guide and World Compendium

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781506705149
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you can learn the secrets of this entire universe!

He Man and She Ra A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630086770
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

He-Man and She-Ra entranced boys and girls everywhere with their animated adventures that offered cartoon excitement and moral guidance. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present the official companion to He-Man and the Masters of the Universeand She-Ra: Princess of Power, featuring story synopses, animation processes, and trivia for every episode! * Written by animator and He-Man expert James Eatock!

Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630080709
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Art

In 1983, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children's entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man's decades-long epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630085612
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES IN THE UNIVERSE! The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This two volume digital collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!

He Man and the Masters of the Universe The Newspaper Comic Strips

Author: Chris Weber
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630086879
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

For over four years, Masters of the Universe had its own newspaper comic strip! This story continued the tales from the Filmation cartoon bridged the saga to the space-themed New Adventures of He-Man cartoon relaunch. The comic strip only ran in selected newspapers and was never reprinted, so most fans have never read it... until now! For the first time ever Dark Horse brings you a collection of these strips, restored and ready for you to unleash the Power!

How He Man Mastered the Universe

Author: Brian C. Baer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476665900
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Performing Arts

“This book is a wonderfully meticulous exploration into the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe phenomenon! Brian C. Baer has done a fantastic job!”—James Eatock, He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures; “How He-Man Mastered the Universe is an entertaining and insightful look into the He-Man franchise and its effect on later media franchises. Essential reading for anyone interested in reading about the evolution of the modern media franchise.”--Jess Nevins, The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000-Year History of the Superhero; “Finally a comprehensive history of one of the greatest (if not the greatest) action figure line in the history of human civilization! Baer digs deep, and shows the influence of a hero who became much more than 5 inches of plastic.”--Tim Seeley, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Revival; “With his entertaining and informative look at the cultural significance of these ’80s action icons, Brian C. Baer has written a book for gamers and scholars alike that’s as colorful and fun as a classic cartoon.”—Telly Davidson, Culture War: How the ’90s Made Us Who We Are Today (Whether We Like It or Not). Elaborate cinematic universes and sophisticated marketing tie-ins are commonplace in entertainment today. It's easy to forget that the transmedia trend began in 1982 with a barbarian action figure. He-Man and the other characters in Mattel's popular Masters of the Universe toy line quickly found their way into comic books, video games, multiple television series and a Hollywood film. The original animated series (1983-1985) was the first based on an action figure, and the cult classic Masters of the Universe (1987) was the first toy-inspired live-action feature film. But it wasn't easy. He-Man faced adversaries more dangerous than Skeletor: entertainment lawyers, Hollywood executives, even the Reagan administration. The heroes and villains of Eternia did more than shape the childhoods of the toy-buying public--they formed the modern entertainment landscape.

Masters of the Universe

Author: Val Staples
Publisher: Mv Creations
ISBN: 1593140177
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Orko has found a powerful magic crystal, and Eternia's most evil denizens will stop at nothing to get it. In their most desperate mission yet, He-Man, Man-at-Arms, and Orko face off against Evil-lyn, Trapjaw, Tri-Klops, and the master of evil, Skeletor! If they lose this battle, evil will dominate the world!

He Man Thundercats

Author: Rob David
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 9781401279349
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

ItÕs the team-up fans have been waiting three decades to see! Full of the most beloved heroes and hated villains from both classic action franchises, HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS is an astonishing adventure from He-ManÕs head writer and producers Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine (TMNT: Turtles Forever), stunningly illustrated by Freddie E. Williams II (BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)! ItÕs called Eternia-the homeworld of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Here, this legendary hero harnesses the Power of Grayskull to protect his planet against the evil forces of Skeletor, the skull-faced embodiment of evil. But dimensions away, another evil has set its sights on EterniaÕs champion. The menace of Mumm-Ra is spreading, even as his hated rival, Lion-O, is crowned king of the Thundercats. Mumm-Ra knows only one weapon can stand against Lion-OÕs unstoppable Sword of Omens: He-ManÕs Sword of Power. And he and his merciless minions are prepared to take it by any means necessary. Now the heroes and villains of two of the greatest adventure sagas ever will join forces in a war for the fate of two worlds. Can He-Man and Lion-O, the Masters and the ThunderCats, put aside their differences and stop the combined power of Skeletor and Mumm-Ra? Or will these two champions of all that is good be forced to clash swords themselves? Collects HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1-6.

Mastering the Universe

Author: Roger Sweet
Publisher:
ISBN: 1578602238
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Mastering the Universe illuminates the creation, rise, and fall of one of the top-selling product lines in what is arguably the world’s most competitive industry, toys--and it does so from the perspective of Roger Sweet, the man who originated He-Man for Mattel. He-Man and the product line that grew out of it, Masters of the Universe (MOTU), created a fantasy world for boys that, at its height in 1986, reached $400 million in U.S. sales, only to plummet to $7 million the following year. During its six-year run, the MOTU line sold $1.2 billion worldwide and spawned a syndicated cartoon series and a major motion picture--a feat not even the venerable Barbie can claim. Mastering the Universe explores the phenomenon of He-Man’s popularity, as well as the shocking reasons behind the toy’s rapid decline.

Totally Awesome

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher:
ISBN: 1608877132
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre:

"Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties "is the ultimate guide to 80s cartoon nostalgia, featuring the art, toys, and inside story behind icons like He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and the Thundercats. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television animation boom like no era before or since. The offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial ("He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," created after restrictions on children s broadcasting were altered to allow programming based directly on merchandise) to the surprisingly unmarketable ("Jem," canceled despite its popularity due to its failure to sell fashion dolls) to the utterly inexplicable"(The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse," helmed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi and futureRen and Stimpycreator John Kricfalusi). Andrew Farago, author of"The Looney Tunes Treasury"and"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History," is the curator of San Francisco s Cartoon Art Museum. As a respected cartoon historian and a child of the eighties himself, he provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the eighties, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the most enduring animation of the decade, along with some of the era s forgotten classics (and not-so-classics). Farago and a host of animation legends will provide an in-depth look at the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, from the first pitch meeting to the final episode. Featured cartoons will include: "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" "Dungeons & Dragons" "Transformers" "Jem" "The Real Ghostbusters" "Garfield and Friends" "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse" "Jim Henson s Muppet Babies" "Disney s DuckTales" "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" "Thundercats" "Robotech" "M.A.S.K." "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" "Superman" Sidebars will explore trends in eighties animation, including adventures in licensing, celebrity-driven programs, second-generation characters, justly forgotten shows, and other totally radical cartoons! The book will be illustrated with the very best art from these iconic cartoons, including rare and never-before-seen sketches, cels, and storyboards."

Legacy an Off Color Novella for You to Color

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781506706153
Release Date: 2017
Genre: FICTION

In his first long-form fiction since Beautiful You in 2014, the author of Fight Club and Choke delivers another biting social satire in this riches-to-rags novella! This hardcover edition features beautiful colourable illustrations by Steve Morris, who worked on Palahnuik's Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, and Mike Norton, with a cover by another Bait collaborator, Duncan Fegredo. Legacy is sure to engage readers with its boundary pushing story-telling while challenging their creative side through its visionary and twisted colourable imagery.

He Man s Guide to Mastering Your Universe

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Universe
ISBN: 0789331152
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre:

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, He-Man’s Guide to Mastering Your Universe is an entertaining, enlightening, and empowering resource for pop culture aficionados of all ages looking to harness their inner power. In this fully authorized and empowering guide, everyone’s favorite toys-cum–television icons provide readers with tips, tricks, and techniques on how to navigate office romances, pick the right outfit for the right occasion, get the job you want, accept your friends for who they are, deal with bullies, keep the peace among your relatives, and even how to work out. Within these pages, readers see how the adventures of He-Man, Skeletor, She-Ra, Man-at-Arms, Evil-Lyn, Orko, and others show fans of all ages the right and extraordinarily wrong ways to navigate any obstacles that may be in their way. Whether it’s dealing with a difficult roommate, talking to your parents about your future plans, or saving your friends from a magical burning pit of certain death, He-Man’s Guide to Mastering Your Universe has all the answers you need to succeed.Thanks to its multitude of dynamic characters and rich fantasy and science fiction storytelling, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe have resonated with fans for more than thirty years. When Prince Adam holds his sword aloft and recites his oath "I have the power!" he magically transforms into He-Man, hero of Eternia and an inspiration to all. Now, for the first time, all of the wry wit and wisdom gleaned from He-Man’s adventures are collected into one practical, and practically hilarious, volume.

The Art of Prey

Author: Bethesda
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781506703992
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Art

Arkane Studios and Dark Horse Books are proud to present The Art of Prey. This exquisite and comprehensive collection features hundreds of pieces of gorgeous art from the development of this hotly anticipated game, showcasing Arkane's signature world-building and attention to detail with a unique take on futuristic design. In Prey, a dark force torments the enigmatic space station Talos I, and the key to survival depends not just on strength or weaponry, but on wits as well. With this stunning art book, fans can journey alongside Morgan Yu through the Prey universe.

The Art of Battlefield 1

Author: Dice Studios
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781506702285
Release Date: 2016
Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

As the Great War wages, heretofore inconceivable engines of destruction shake the ground and pierce the sky. Cavalries charge across the smoky landscape, legions of riders and beasts locked in a fierce new form of combat. This is the war to end wars. This is Battlefield. Dark Horse Books is proud to present The Art of Battlefield, collecting hundreds of pieces of art chronicling the production of EA DICE's latest entry in the iconic first-person action series. Visit the scenes of the history-shaping conflicts of World War I and examine the gear of some the 20th century's most intimidating soldiers. This is a volume that will thrill gamers in a stylish package that collectors will adore. This official Art Book for EA DICE's Battlefield contains: - An intimate look into EA DICE's new Battlefield opus! - The Battlefield franchise travels back in time to World War I! - Featuring Hundreds of never-before-seen art!