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    Any Interest In Characters/Variations From The Unpublished Whitman Comic?

    Presumably it's possible that Mattel could have access to characters from the unpublished Whitman comic, seeing as how Whitman was a subsidiary of Western Publishing, which Mattel owned at one time.

    I'm curious to know if any of you are interested enough in any of the characters from this mysterious comic to want them produced into a Classics figure?

    (Thanks to Grimbot for organizing these links in the the official thread for this comic!)

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    That's an exciting and very adult-ish story. I like Moon Spinner and the He-Man's alter ego. The demon henchman of Skeletor is cool, too.

    If the rights were available, perhaps this story could be one of the previous He-Men?
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    I'd love it.

    It is what He-Man should have remained...swords & sorcery meeting technology in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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    Skeletor's demons would make good minions for Skeletor. Pity the story was never finished, it would have been interesting to see where he would have gone with it.

    I am not familiar with the artist, is he still with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Country View Post
    I'd love it.

    It is what He-Man should have remained...swords & sorcery meeting technology in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    The further we can get from Flimation pink bunnies, the better!
    Pink bunnies.... LOL....

    You must be talking about that awful Plundor. He's another character that I can't get excited for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invicta View Post
    Skeletor's demons would make good minions for Skeletor. Pity the story was never finished, it would have been interesting to see where he would have gone with it.

    I am not familiar with the artist, is he still with us?
    Adrian Gonzales. Nope, he's deceased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Country View Post
    I'd love it.

    It is what He-Man should have remained...swords & sorcery meeting technology in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    The further we can get from Flimation pink bunnies, the better!
    Yeah, I agree, but the landscapes and the fortresses are more epic and more mysterious in the Filmation cartoon...
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    VERY interesting story, and one that I wish I could have been finished. Still, I don't know that I'd want anyone from the story. Nothing terribly different, visually. I'll certainly be taking ideas for Man-At-Arms from it, though! I love the idea of his roving about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    Adrian Gonzales. Nope, he's deceased.
    Was the story by him as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAdam101 View Post
    Pink bunnies.... LOL....

    You must be talking about that awful Plundor. He's another character that I can't get excited for.
    Yessir! That's the pink bunny to which I'm referring!

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    Yeah, I agree, but the landscapes and the fortresses are more epic and more mysterious in the Filmation cartoon...
    The did have a couple of good landscapes. But, for me, the ultimate MOTU-scape is to be found in the Alcala mini-comics. I remember as a kid, seeing that barren landscape, imagining what "leftovers" from the previous civilization were around to be found.
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    Quite an interesting and mature story, I enjoyed it. I really liked Skeletor's ruthlessness, and the dynamic b/w He-man and Teela.
    I wish the comic had been published!

    Thanks for sharing.

    edit: As for the Alcala stuff, I never saw it as a wasteland at all, but a beautiful planet with a lot of wilderness and cool landscapes. And that is Eternia to me.
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    I'd like a Shalda and the demon henchman.
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    Y'know, I could see getting a Moonspinner figure as a royal advisor and local wizard. Just the type of grandpa character to pull small pranks on or nudge for old folktales.
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    I have to look through it later, but I would like the "Healer" who looks like a cross between Gwildor and Master Sebrian!
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    Honestly, no. Zero interest in those characters here.

    What I can say though, is that the artist was very skilled and talented, Rest In Peace.
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    It's a shame that comic was never finished. I love the feel of it.

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    This is the first time I've ever seen this comic. Very cool. And close to my personal version of eternia... I would definitely buy moon spinner and the demon henchmen if they were produced.
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    That comic is great! I love the Sword and Sorcery look and feel.
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    I do like the feel of this story but of course I am committed to the Prince Adam origin of He-Man (not to mention Cringer/Battle Cat origin).

    The Wizard in The Magic Stealer mini-comic is way higher on my priority list for MOTUC than the healer in this story ...

    the demons however are another story. They remind me of the blue demons fought by bounty-hunter Tri-Klops in his origin mini-comic, and for decades have I've wanted those demons made into plastic reality!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Country View Post
    The further we can get from Flimation pink bunnies, the better!
    I wish there was a gigantic enough rolleyes smiley... like the size of a freaking moon is the only size that's equivalent to the size of that BS statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAdam101 View Post
    Pink bunnies.... LOL....

    You must be talking about that awful Plundor. He's another character that I can't get excited for.
    1 (odd) episode, not even taking place on Eternia and he was purple.
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    I would like to see this explored , but have happening in the future, maybe a thousand years after SOH. In that future Skeletor is not so much a person as a title taken on by the leader of the forces of evil, like Caesar of Khan. The City seems futuristic with mile high crystal towers.

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    I like the idea to put it in the future. A thousand yeard sounds much, but in classics we have five thousand years between King Grayskull and Adam, so I guess that would work.
    I have to rely on memory with this, since the pages seem to be gone.

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