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    He-Man and the MOTU: The Newspaper Comic Strips from Dark Horse Books

    Hardcover – February 14, 2017
    by James Shull (Author), Chris Weber (Author), Karen Willson (Author), Gerald Forton (Illustrator), Various (Illustrator)
    496 pages

    More info as we learn it
    Click here to preorder today!



    Dark Horse has released an early sample of a week's worth of story:

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    Holy crap that is awesome!!!!
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    Awesome! never saw any of these growing up. Will be all new to me!

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    Now this is an awesome MOTU book!

    Personally i never had the chance to read the MOTU Newspaper Comic Strips, and this is finally the moment to have them all together! Great idea for a book and well done!

    Quick question about the cover, is this the 80's version of King He-Man?

    Let's hope that we will have some, if any news at all about the comic book series too.
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    Preordered! My local newspaper didn't get these in the '80s, so I'm looking forward to reading them.

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    Very cool!!

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    Cool - I didn't realize there had been a strip until recently (it never came here - as primarily the local newspapers eschewed adventure strips). Will definitely get this if I can.

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    Just ordered one!!

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    The stories in that book are practically season 3 of the cartoon! Everyone who worked on them were Filmation staff members.

    Quote Originally Posted by granamyr80 View Post
    Now this is an awesome MOTU book!

    Personally i never had the chance to read the MOTU Newspaper Comic Strips, and this is finally the moment to have them all together! Great idea for a book and well done!

    Quick question about the cover, is this the 80's version of King He-Man?

    Let's hope that we will have some, if any news at all about the comic book series too.
    Not really King He-Man, but... you'll see when you get the book.

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    Awesome! Can't wait!

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    never saw any of these, do not think I ever knew they existed and still barely know anything about them...

    ...other than I will own this and proudly consume it's all new stories! New original retro stuff! Keen Gear!

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    Awesome!

    Can't wait!

    Seen Danielle post so many teasers of comic strips in past so I need this book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimbot View Post
    Not really King He-Man, but... you'll see when you get the book.
    I become really curious now, so much mystery! Thanks for the answer!

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    As long as darkhorse wants to keep printing these books, I'll keep buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Awesome!

    Can't wait!

    Seen Danielle post so many teasers of comic strips in past so I need this book!
    Definitely! She's helped inform people about the newspaper strips for years. So it's great to see Dark Horse collect it. It's one of those last, great vintage stories for MOTU that so few of us have read.

    Heck, in my case, I never even saw! I had no clue about this as a kid.
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    I'm right there with a lot of you....NEVER knew about these growing up. I only just recently learned there were comic strips when I read it in the Art of MOTU book from Dark Horse.

    I just placed my pre-order and cannot wait to dive in for some fresh all new vintage stories. Will be interesting to see how the MOTU lore will differ from the toyline, cartoon, minicomics, and Marvel/DC comics in this book.

    Feb 14, 2017 is going to take forever to get here now. haha

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    Awesome. I will be ordering.

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    So if this was revealed now, I can't wait to see if dark horse reveals more at power con!
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    Wow! Dark Horse can count on an order from me too.

    I also never knew about the comic strip as a kid; I only learned about it after someone posted about the Stripper's Guide blog entry. I've wanted to read the MOTU comic strip for a long while now, what little I've seen about of the strip seems like it was at least reasonably well done.

    --Relevant blog entry for the curious: http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2...asters-of.html

    I do have a couple questions that immediately come to mind

    -Will the Sundays be in color?

    -Were the rights to reprint the strip tangled at all? From the Stripper's Guide blog, I knew that the McNaught Syndicate distributed the MOTU strip in the US and the company's Wiki article records it going out of business in 1989. And when companies go out of business sometimes it gets murky determining who succeeds in controlling the rights the defunct company held.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Marvel View Post
    Wow! Dark Horse can count on an order from me too.

    I also never knew about the comic strip as a kid; I only learned about it after someone posted about the Stripper's Guide blog entry. I've wanted to read the MOTU comic strip for a long while now, what little I've seen about of the strip seems like it was at least reasonably well done.

    --Relevant blog entry for the curious: http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2...asters-of.html

    I do have a couple questions that immediately come to mind

    -Will the Sundays be in color?

    -Were the rights to reprint the strip tangled at all? From the Stripper's Guide blog, I knew that the McNaught Syndicate distributed the MOTU strip in the US and the company's Wiki article records it going out of business in 1989. And when companies go out of business sometimes it gets murky determining who succeeds in controlling the rights the defunct company held.
    Man, that website did not speak fondly of motu. The comments are especially harsh below the article.
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    Wow, been waiting forever for this. I gave up long ago trying to track them down in the papers. Only got three full stories.
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    As far as vintage canon goes, this might very well be the "final frontier."
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    Now if we can just get a MOTU complete magazine collection (including the UK ones) I will be set

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