Michael Cavacini

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Dark Horse: He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe

With rumors rumbling about a new Masters of the Universe movie finally seeing the light of day, now is a great time to reconnect with the original pop culture phenomenon known as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The best way to do so – aside from watching the 1980s TV series – is by picking up the five fabulous books published by Dark Horse. From the TV shows (including She-Ra) to the minicomics and everything in between, these books cover anything and everything He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. As with all of Dark Horse’s books, these publications are filled with insightful information, compelling visuals, and behind-the-scenes information you won’t find anywhere else – and it’s all lovingly compiled in these beautiful tomes that no Masters of the Universe fan should be without. Below is a rundown of all of the books and their official synopses so you know what to expect from each one.

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

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

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!The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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: The Newspaper Comic Strips

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-Mancartoon 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!He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Minicomic Collection

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 oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight U.S. releases, including all minicomics from the ’80s Masters of the Universe line, the ’80s Princess of Power line, and the ’80s and ’90s 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! Over 1000 pages of minicomics collected for the first time featuring interviews with the original comics creators!

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