While top talent -- as in, Moebius, Bruce Timm, Stan Sakai, just to name a few -- have elevated Mattel's Masters of the Universe toy, cartoon and movie franchise to something special, so far the closest thing a comic book creator had come to getting their own MOTU figure was sometime He-Man scribe Geoff Johns' childhood creation Sir Laser Lot being produced. But, thanks to the magic of... being Stan Lee? Stan Lee, who has co-created scores of iconic Marvel super heroes in addition to curiosities like Stripperella -- but has never had anything to do with MOTU -- has received a new alter ego in the realm of Eternia by the name of Standor.
Mattel's released new Masters of the Universe art depicting He-Man, Skeletor, Beast Man, Man-At-Arms, Battlecat and more in a contemporary style befitting the franchise's 30th anniversary. Illustrated by Alvin Lee, who worked with Mattel Staff Product Designers Gabriel De La Torre and Raymond Makowski, the new art kind of blends the classic MoTU style with the 2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series and of of course the fan-driven Masters of the Universe Classics toy line by the Four Horsemen and sold through MattyCollector.
If you visit ComicsAlliance with any frequency, you probably don't need any extra incentives to make you want to buy a well done watercolor portrait of a Masters of the Universe character. Jonatha
If you drain enough oxygen out of your brain and try to look at some old He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons, chances are you're going to see something similar to Bruno Santinho's MotU artwork (and I mean that in the best, most complimentary way possible). Seriously, though, Santinho's brilliant, bubbly clusters of shapes breath new life into Tri-Klops and Rob
Not every interpretation of the Masters of the Universe has to focus on heated battles or He-Man's ultra-ripped muscles. In fact, artist Seo Kim makes He-Man and Skeletor look like they're posing for a Hallmark card, and she takes similar approaches to "Dragon Ball Z" and other characters who show up in her artistic
Chicago-based artist Steve Seeley taps some beloved comic book and action figure icons in his bootleg depictions of Superman, Batman and He-Man that'll make you believe that the Man of Steel can save the heck out of a grizzly bear and that adult and non-porn film star Sasha Grey could make a fine Teela if they ever push forward with a new MOTU movie. Seely's creations will also be on display off of the Internet from Septemb
Some artists prefer a healthy dose of abstract impressionism in their Masters of the Universe tribute art, but others come closer to looking like Johnny Ryan in watercolors, and Tyson Bodnarchuk's work falls into the latter category. His Tri-Clops, Stinkor and Stratos renditions
If you thought Ryan Heshka's "Strange Powers" exhibit took a unique approach to depicting superheroes, just wait until you see Astro Boy bursting out of a masked man's head in a series of paintings by Australian artist Meggs. Throughout his work, Meggs shows what Marvel and DC's Amalgam Comics might have looked like if their int