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Finally! Dark Horse Releases The Art of He-Man and Masters of the Universe…See How Much It Costs

All 80’s kids, here’s a great news especially to all He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fan.

Raise your Power Swords high because the much-awaited book from Dark Horse Comics is finally here!

In celebration of the #‎MastersOfTheUniverseDay or #MOTUDAY, the limited edition of The Art of He-Man and Masters of the Universe is officially released in bookstores everywhere.

Get reconnected with your favorite action figure with this complete display of He-Man’s heroic transformation.

source darkhorse.com
source darkhorse.com

The Art of He-Man and Masters of the Universe  book comes with over 300 pages with commentary from writers Tim and Steve Seeley.

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source darkhorse.com

Some of the pages include exceptional images of character models…

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source darkhorse.com

original rough sketches…

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source darkhorse.com
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and reconstructed art…

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source darkhorse.com

With a cover price of $39.99, the book is now available in different bookstores and on various stores online.

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source darkhorse.com

It contains an interview with He-Man himself, Dolph Lundgren (yay!), Paul Dini, Erika Scheimer, and many more. Lundgren even posted it on his Facebook account:

source Dolph Lundgren Official Facebook
source Dolph Lundgren Official Facebook

According to Eclipse Maganize, the art book is restricted to 4,000 copies only but it’s worth collecting as it is packaged in a deluxe Castle Grayskull slipcase with an exclusive foil embossed cover and portfolio print.

Masters of the Universe History in a Nutshell

Sometimes referred to as He-Man, named after the lead character, the Masters of the Universe (MOTU) is a franchise by Mattel, an American toy manufacturing company.

With its huge line of characters, the MOTU mainly focuses on the battle between He-Man and the villain Skeletor on planet Eternia.

From 1981-1983, MOTU mini-comics were made available to the public featuring all of the original action figures.

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In between these years (1982), DC Comics published a special insert that appeared in various comic books cover. Eventually, a Masters of the Universe limited series were sold separately on newsstands.

1986 was the time when Marvel Comics introduced their MOTU title under their “Star” imprint which targets younger audiences.

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source darkhorse.com

Fast-forward to 1987, Cannon films released a Masters of the Universe live action movie starred by Dolph Lundgren as He-Man co-starred with Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty and Courteney Cox.

However, despite the success of the toy line and animated series, the MOTU movie received negative reviews from critics and only turned to be the third highest-grossing film in North America earning $4,883,168.


Other MOTU classics mini-comis were released in between 2011-2015 such as:

  • The Powers of Grayskull Part One: The Legend Begins!(2011)
  • The Powers of Grayskull Part Two: He-Ro Unleashed!(2011)
  • The Powers of Grayskull Part Three: Battle for the Fate of the Universe! (2011)
  • The Secret Origin of Skeletor!(2012)
  • He-Man vs Skeletor – Their Final Battle! (2013)
  • The Fall of Eternia Part One – Homecoming! (2014)

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