Thursday, April 23, 2009

Children's Book Theatre: The Sword of Skeletor, Part 1!

Time for a new book, and this one will only be in two parts, I think! It's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in "The Sword of Skeletor"!
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In case you don't want to do the clicky thing to get a larger view, I'll provide a running summary. He-Man's leading the Masters to Point Dread, where Skeletor's demons are attacking!

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The battle is won, but suddenly a watery hand pulls He-Man under, where Mer-Man steals the Power Sword!

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He-Man escapes from the tangleweeds that had held him, and Mer-Man delivers the sword to Skeletor.

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Joining He-Man's sword to his own, Skeletor uses the reunited sword to open Castle Grayskull!

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Yikes! Not sure what happened with my scan here! Anyway,the Masters reach Greyskull, but feel there's no hope... but someone else says it's never hopeless!

And I just now realized that my copy of this book is missing the centerspread, so I can only assume that the Sorceress appears to give He-Man hope, and to show him a secret way into the castle... and we'll see what happens after that next time!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome! That cover is beautiful. Probably by Earl Norem, eh? I like how He-man is taking a swing at Skeletor with his axe. You never got to see him use his axe! Man-at-arms looks really young and appears to be wearing a skateboard helmet. But the most priceless part is how Mer-man looks like he's about to pee his pants with fear.

    Great post!

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  2. There's always something unusual about the art in these MOTU storybooks, eh?

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