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!
He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide To The Classic Animated Adventures Hardcover
Written by James Eatock
Foreword by Robert Lamb
She-Ra content co-written by Alex Hawkey Dark Horse Books
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $39.99
I was never a huge He-Man or She-Ra fan, folks. I was actually a teenager when the cartoons were coming out. I was quite familiar with the Mattel toys, though. My youngest brother, Michael, possessed any number of the action figures and accessories prior to the airing of the cartoons. So while some folks are consumed with nostalgia for this franchise, I am not one of them. I do, however, acknowledge the impact it had on fans. That and Castle Grayskull was kind of badass.
But anyway, we are here to discuss He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures so keep on reading for the skinny on this amazing book!
Big screen adaptations of cartoon nostalgia aren’t completely out of the norm these days, Transformers being one of the most popular ones having four films already released, with a fifth and spinoffs on the way. Now, another animated series is being turned into a live-action film, although this one is more of a reboot of the original live-action film.
Sony has been developing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a reboot of Masters of the Universe, the 1987 live-action film, which was based on the popular 1980’s He-Man animated series. After going through a number of writers and directors, the studio has finally settled on a writer. According to a new report, Thor screenwriter Christopher Yost has been tapped to pen the script. More on this story below.
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is, at its core, a love letter to the best toy franchise in the history of the world. Yes, I am a HUGE He-Man fan, and yes, I’m biased. But, at the very least, you have to respect a toy line that didn’t come from another medium, took on a life of it’s own, and made literally BILLIONS of dollars for the Mattel toy company and has continued on, in one form or another, to this very day.