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    Dark Horse: Character Guide and World Compendium

    May 16th, 2017

    Preorder yours today on Amazon.com!

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



    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    Amazon only lists Val, James, Lioncourt, and myself as authors (although, weirdly, I apparently don't show up in the mobile version), but there were many other writers who contributed to this book. James and I gave a number of them shoutouts at the Power-Con Dark Horse panel. The other authors include: Gbagok, Aidan "Mosquitor" Cross, Jukka, Clawful94, TheShadow, Adultcollector, Sir Reilly, John F. Carroll, bskcase, Jack P. Starro, and Wacky Martin. If I forgot any other writers, I'm sorry.

    There were also several folks who worked on image discovery and restoration. I don't recall everyone offhand, but I know Jacob Rougemont obtained most of the images for the book and Leanne Hannah, Daniel Benedict, and several others worked on image restoration.

    In other words, a LOT of people worked on the book.
    Quote Originally Posted by He-Man.org News
    This cover is based off a concept by Jukka Issakainen. And the book will provide an encyclopedic look at every character, creature, weapon, and location in the He-Man and She-Ra universe.
    Eric LeFeber, AdultCollector and Rene posted couple photos from Dark Horse Panel. Check them out!








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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Eric LeFeber posted couple photos from Dark Horse Panel.

    CHARACTER GUIDE

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    https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...68&oe=57D13FA2
    Jukka thank you very much!!!!

    Now THIS IS AN AMAZING REVEAL!!!!

    This was something that MOTU needs! To explore further this world with such great potential, than just being a simple toy line. Books, comics, graphic novels, videogames etc, whatever can help to a worldbuilding franchise!

    Also from the He-Man's images below it appears that the book is covering every MOTU Era from the first mini comics to the modern DC Comics!

    Bring it on Dark Horse! Keep them coming!!!

    (By the way the Skeletor's chapter looks awesome, incorporating every version or incarnation of the character!)
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    Good grief, this is awesome.

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    *palpitations*

    I can't even . . .

    I can tell already that I'm going to be lost in this book for a good long time once it's in my hands.
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    Wow, this is great! Based on the few pages we see, it looks like another fantastic MOTU book.

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    Very cool!

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    Probably the best thing to come out of Power-Con.

    I can't wait!!

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    Keep them coming!!
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    I can't wait to get hold of this, I'm a big sucker for who's who type stuff.

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    Excellent news. Just like Super7, Dark Horse seem to be going from strength to strength with the the MOTU brand
    Take note Mattel, MOTU is going strong! Lets keep the flagship Classics line going as well
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    Have any further details been revealed apart from the teaser pics? Such as, the size and number of pages, what the "world compendium" part refers to (is it individual encyclopedic articles for the non-character things, like "Mystic Mountains", "Andreenid Ambrosia", "Qadian Race/Species", "Tri-Solar System", "Spell of Separation", "Horn of Evil", "Horde World Planet", "Kingdom of Brightmoon", "Royal Palace of Eternia", "Mutant Shuttlepod", etc., or just some kind of short general descriptive essay where these are mentioned but not described in detail)?, will it be truly comprehensive and include all the "obscurities" or just the main A/B-list stuff?, will it include planet/region/city maps, building/vehicle cross-sections, and/or any newly-commissioned art?, etc.
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    Very awesome! All these Dark Horse books have been fantastic!
    200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!

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    I also love the choice of cover art.

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    Awesome can't wait

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    Must have, must have, must have!
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    I like the sounds of that. What a great time to be a motu fan
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    Damn, I will have to wait almost a year to get my hands on it!
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    May 2017 is a long way away.

    ARGH!!

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    Dark Horse announced CHARACTER GUIDE at Power-Con 2016

    I actually saw this on Amazon a little bit ago and was wondering what it was, but now it's gone. It said it was coming out in 2017 too.
    Last edited by Citizen7; June 6, 2016 at 12:18am.

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    This is a very exciting wow worthy reveal. Super hyped about this.

    Fourth great MOTU book to add to the set.

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    nice.
    this will definitely help with starting a Savage Worlds campaign.

    sweet...

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    OMG I can't believe! This is gonna be so awesome.

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    What great news, just what I wanted. I hope it's pretty detailed and covers a wide range of characters.
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    Anyone recorded the panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uaxuctum View Post
    Have any further details been revealed apart from the teaser pics? Such as, the size and number of pages, what the "world compendium" part refers to (is it individual encyclopedic articles for the non-character things, like "Mystic Mountains", "Andreenid Ambrosia", "Qadian Race/Species", "Tri-Solar System", "Spell of Separation", "Horn of Evil", "Horde World Planet", "Kingdom of Brightmoon", "Royal Palace of Eternia", "Mutant Shuttlepod", etc., or just some kind of short general descriptive essay where these are mentioned but not described in detail)?, will it be truly comprehensive and include all the "obscurities" or just the main A/B-list stuff?, will it include planet/region/city maps, building/vehicle cross-sections, and/or any newly-commissioned art?, etc.
    I hope it's as thorough as possible!

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