He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium HC
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Val Staples, Josh de Lioncourt, James Eatock, Danielle Gelehrter
Dark Horse Books
Release Date: May 10, 2017
Whatever you think you know about He-man, She-Ra, and the rest is nothing in comparison to the knowledge this book holds. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium is not just another hardcover nostalgic release. No, friends, it is a comprehensive encyclopedia of literally everything from Eternia and even quite a bit more!
You might remember that I reviewed a similar book last year, He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide To The Classic Animated Adventures. It was extremely detailed but it was focused specifically only the cartoons. Whereas this one is all encompassing. Over four thousand entries spread across more than seven-hundred pages makes this a tome to be reckoned with and makes all others pale in comparison!
Broken into seven chapters, we are given access to information of which we could only have previously dreamed. Fully a third of the book deals with the characters, each individually referenced and catalogued. Then there are chapters that explore the beasts, creatures, and monsters of Eternia. Following that is a breakdown of the different organizations, factors, and races of the world. Another delves into the weapons and armor. Magic gets its own chapter, too! And the last two sections are reserved for the various locations and landscape as well as the vehicles that are used throughout this universe.
You’ll know if there is someone in your life who would appreciate it. Mine is my brother Michael, who was such the Masters of the Universe fan for years. I have neither the time nor the energy needed to deeply explore this book to convince you of the sheer magnitude of its creation. Suffice to say that any true fan will need this, not just want it. There are entries that I did not recognize but I have faith that my little brother will.
If there is a He-man or She-Ra fan in your life it would be a travesty if you failed to give them this for a birthday or celebration.
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! This is the most comprehensive MOTU guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today!