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[SDCC’14] Dark Horse set to publish ‘The Art of He-Man & The Masters of the Universe’

You know how sometimes you read an announcement for a new project that you didn’t realise you really, really wanted to happen until that very moment?  Well, step forward Dark Horse Comics and Mattel, who announced at SDCC today that in 2015 they will be publishing The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, featuring concept sketches, artwork, and sneaky looks at prototypes.

He-Man has always been my guilty pleasure, so this announcement has me whipped into an absolute frenzy, even if the book isn’t set to hit the shelves for another nine months.  But hey, if people can wait that long for a baby, then I’m sure I can bide my time until I can get my hands on this.

Feast your eyes on the preview artwork and press release below, and let us know what you think of this one.

SAN DIEGO, CA – As announced today at Comic Con International, Dark Horse and Mattel are teaming up to deliver the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

Made in close cooperation with Mattel and He-Man® historians, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe collects over 30 years of behind-the-scenes material, lore, and classic imagery!

In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man® and 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 the decades-long epic journey of He-Man® from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel’s archives. Featuring beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem—celebrated artist of the most memorable He-Man® images!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe arrives in comic shops on April 1, 2015 and in bookstores April 14, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, uch as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

HE-MAN, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks and copyrights are owned by, and used under license from Mattel.


The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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