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    Comic Strip Tidbits thread

    I'll be posting occasional tidbits from the many comic strip tales here! If anyone wants to add any supplementary tidbits, be my guest.

    In the MOTU comic strip story, "Evil Under the Stars," we meet a female Thenurian named Thalia. Gwildor seems smitten, but Thalia is not all that she seems! Art by Gerald Forton, Written by Chris Weber, Colors by Connie Schurr, Edited by Karen Willson

    These need more cleanup, but they'll do just for fun here.









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    I always thought he was a Thenurian, yet in his bio he is called a "Vejulian Gwitthrol Troll from Tundaria". I don't see a reason for the difference unless it was a mistake. The comic strips are very fun though.

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    Oh, interesting! She kind of looks like Filmation's Lara the Widget. Evil-Lyn always seducing short guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by wundarwarrior View Post
    I always thought he was a Thenurian, yet in his bio he is called a "Vejulian Gwitthrol Troll from Tundaria". I don't see a reason for the difference unless it was a mistake. The comic strips are very fun though.
    Possibly they didn't have the rights to use the name Thenurian in a bio since it was in the movie and so belongs to WB?
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    Thanks for posting this! I've been curious to see these strips ever since I heard about them. I love the artwork here...I wish there was a collected book of the entire series. I look forward to seeing more cool strips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micro-Man View Post
    ...I wish there was a collected book of the entire series. I look forward to seeing more cool strips!
    Oh man...I would drop a goodly amount of cash for that. Something else to add to my wishlist of things that will never be. Lol.

    Awesome thread! Things like this make me feel like a kid again - reading old He-Man stories for the first time. Thank you for starting this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreann'ot View Post
    Oh man...I would drop a goodly amount of cash for that. Something else to add to my wishlist of things that will never be. Lol.
    Never say never! If enough fans want it, you never know!

    The biggest challenge is in tracking down all of the strips. The comic strip ran every day for four and a half years, so we're talking over 1600 individual strips!
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    "New" vintage? Smells like Nostalgia.

    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    Oh, interesting! She kind of looks like Filmation's Lara the Widget. Evil-Lyn always seducing short guys!


    Possibly they didn't have the rights to use the name Thenurian in a bio since it was in the movie and so belongs to WB?
    Which makes sense, but then why go OUT of the way to waist such a long sentence on gobbledygook like " "Vejulian Gwitthrol Troll from Tundaria". Could have added any number of Awesome new facts in the same amount of space such as

    A Spy in the service of the OverLords.
    Husband or wife to a Comet Warrior.
    A preternian member of the Elders.
    A Primian Scout looking for a protector.
    A Scooby Doo villain wearing a mask.
    Once mistaken for an overgrown sponge.

    If Thenurian belongs to WB wouldn't too, those guns the 4HM keep sculpting for Classics? It's rather inconsistent what the deal is with BW's ownership. I also just find it perplexing that Canon Films original had such a sweetheart deal considering their inability to properly fund the damn film. They had money to pay the lawyers to make sure whoever they sold the films rights to would inherit "Thenuian" and He-Man's Harness? IDK. It seams more likely the Bio writer just dislikes the film more then anything else, but is forced to deal with Blade Saroud and Gwildor since they where in the vintage line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    Never say never! If enough fans want it, you never know!

    The biggest challenge is in tracking down all of the strips. The comic strip ran every day for four and a half years, so we're talking over 1600 individual strips!
    WOW. How much is still in the wild though? I mean we have to those first two, in 1990's resolution. IIRC somebody from Australia owns them? You've worked with The Webers to scans a little bit of these. How much of those 1600 pages do they they have?

    Also PRINT IS Almost DEAD. WE need to get these DIGITALLY. I'd pay a reasonable subscription fee to get new strips regularly. DC's digital output is wildly successful. If these where on comicology app, or availability on Mattycollector via subscription or login, that could help FUND a printed edition. Webcomic makers do that type of thing all the time. Post a strip once a day or a few days a week, then collect them and sell them digitally or in print. I know we are all in our 30's and 40's now, but we all need to start thinking like the millennials we use to be, or we should save future archeologists the trouble and just put our bones on display now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD FALLEN ELDOR View Post

    How much of those 1600 pages do they they have?
    Five and a half out of thirteen story arcs. The first one is readily available though, so let's say six and a half out of thirteen. Half! There are some leads on the rest. Time (and luck) will tell.

    Quote Originally Posted by LORD FALLEN ELDOR
    Post a strip once a day or a few days a week
    That was the original plan. Still working on this. These WILL be seen by fans one way or another.

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    I posted this on Facebook a few weeks back, and figured I'd add it to this thread. These panels come from the comic strip story, "The Last Surviviors," which was the final MOTU comic strip storyline. The story was set during the New Adventures era and these panels feature a romantic parting of ways between He-Man and Mara (!) as He-Man prepares to return to Eternia with Skeletor. Unlike other vintage iterations of NA, the newspaper strip actually featured an ending where He-Man and Skeletor go back to Eternia.



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    I love seeing this kind of stuff! Thank you so much for posting! Keep it coming. These old strips are fascinating.

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    Excellent! Look forward to seeing more of these, particularly the one with Crita!
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    Very cool stuff I love threads like this and I don't know to much about the comic strips. So here's my question to you , the comic strip King hiss, does he transform from human form to snake form using his staff. I was trying to read the viper King strip but it Was small and hard to see what going on. Any insight on this

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    Wow, I never would have guessed that Adam had a thing for Mara, I would have preferred that he get back with Teela but who knows what else was planned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG2045 View Post
    Wow, I never would have guessed that Adam had a thing for Mara, I would have preferred that he get back with Teela but who knows what else was planned?
    Yeah, she had a thing for Hydron before He-Man came to Primus. I wish it had stayed that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG2045 View Post
    Wow, I never would have guessed that Adam had a thing for Mara, I would have preferred that he get back with Teela but who knows what else was planned?
    There was a lot more romance in the newspaper strip than in most other iterations of MOTU. Not only is there romance between He-Man and Mara, there of course is romantic tension between Teela and He-Man AND there's a romance plot between He-Man and an Etherian woman named Verona in a story set during Preternian times. Additionally, there is an ongoing love story between Man-At-Arms and Lady Miranda, a scientist from Rondale and member of the Eternian royal court.

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    Very cool stuff I love threads like this and I don't know to much about the comic strips. So here's my question to you , the comic strip King hiss, does he transform from human form to snake form using his staff. I was trying to read the viper King strip but it Was small and hard to see what going on. Any insight on this
    He does indeed!

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    I found 2 funny things in those comic strips and they are:
    1. Gwildor is pink-skinned
    2. King Hiss is called 'Kiss Hiss'. The letterer incorrectly wrote his name, though.
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    Interesting King Hiss info!
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    Penny, Did the ORG get scans of all 16 of the Comic Strip series or could Chris not find them all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb410s

    of all 16 of the Comic Strip series or could Chris not find them all?
    Chris did not have them all. He had about half of the story arcs. We're trying to track down the rest.

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