Page 3 of 23 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 574

Thread: MOTU Origins - Minicomics Discussion Thread

  1. #51
    Catwoman...Hear Me Roar! Mikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Catwoman's Catacomb
    Posts
    8,315
    I'm definitely looking forward to new MOTU mini-comics, and someday some POP and NA mini-comics as well.
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

    - Julie Newmar (The Catwoman)

  2. #52
    Warrior of Evolution 13977's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    Posts
    8,683
    Thanks for posting the images Jukka.
    The mini-comic is fine, short and sweet.
    My only nitpick is they seem to imply that Adam lives in Castle Grayskull. If they'd just used 'palace' instead in that line or two of dialogue it would have worked much better IMO.
    Looking forward to getting a copy in hand.
    UK MOTU Fan Club Members - Add You Member Name to this Thread

    Wanted:
    MOTUC He-Ro Staff with green gem
    Keshi Mantenna in red

  3. #53
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    1,585
    In the first issue of the NA minicomics, Adam does live in Castle Grayskull, as you see he was sleeping there. That is the only story I can think of him living there.

  4. #54
    Pillar of the Community hadley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Kennesaw, GA
    Posts
    9,447
    Quote Originally Posted by bigfootRULES View Post
    maybe King Randor sent Adam to Grayskull to protect him from Skeletor.
    I would seriously question his parenting if that’s the case.
    Please check out my custom figures. The first few stink but I get better.

    https://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?277602-Masters-of-the-Hadleyverse


    I also wrote a fanfic. See the fanfic board. At least four people like it.

  5. #55
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    146

    He-Man's face on cover

    Am I the only one bothered by He-Man redrawn eyes and left cheek bone? He looked great in the initial artwork (left) and looks like a ventriloquist doll with the lack of iris and reversed drawn cheek bone...



  6. #56
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    NoVA
    Posts
    111
    Isn’t the artwork on the left the final version?

  7. #57
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    1,382
    Quote Originally Posted by oudoul View Post
    Am I the only one bothered by He-Man redrawn eyes and left cheek bone? He looked great in the initial artwork (left) and looks like a ventriloquist doll with the lack of iris and reversed drawn cheek bone...


    https://imagehost.imageupload.net/20...16/comic-1.jpg
    The one on the left is the final version that comes with the figures. The one on the right is an older version.

  8. #58
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    146
    Quote Originally Posted by BooperScoop View Post
    The one on the left is the final version that comes with the figures. The one on the right is an older version.
    Good!! The product image of the carded figure at Walmart.com looked like the font of Beast Barrage” was the version on the right, but I just watched an unboxing and the cover is the one on the left!! 😊😊

  9. #59
    He-Man historian
    Jukka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Hämeenlinna, Finland
    Posts
    14,699
    Quote Originally Posted by oudoul View Post
    Am I the only one bothered by He-Man redrawn eyes and left cheek bone? He looked great in the initial artwork (left) and looks like a ventriloquist doll with the lack of iris and reversed drawn cheek bone...
    First post in this thread mentions that the right-side pic was an early reviewer copy.
    He-Man & She-Ra fan, writer to official Dark Horse MOTU/POP books

    · ToonJukka - Youtube Channel with He-Man/She-Ra videos; Origins, Trivia, Top5 lists and more!

  10. #60
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    898
    It's not as good as some of the earlier vintage Mini-Comics, back when the mythos was fresh and it had a more barbaric tone... But not really a surprise in that regard.

    This is a nice little 6 page version of the later vintage minis, or a episode of the Filmation cartoon.

    The fact that this is a real bound mini comic and not just some cheap paper insert will really make it stand out. NOTHING in toys is doing anything like this these days. This comic gives you everything a kid needs to know to pick up and start playing.

    Good stuff for what it is. Thus far everything Origins is awesome.

  11. #61
    Widget
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    27
    At first I thought that this was place holder for the min comics and that each figure would have a unique mini comic, but I hope that will be the case for future waves. Still better than wwe mini comics.

  12. #62
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Hellbourne, Australia
    Posts
    2,355
    Quote Originally Posted by oudoul View Post
    Am I the only one bothered by He-Man redrawn eyes and left cheek bone? He looked great in the initial artwork (left) and looks like a ventriloquist doll with the lack of iris and reversed drawn cheek bone...


    https://imagehost.imageupload.net/20...16/comic-1.jpg
    I've noticed people getting BOTH versions of this comic (with Skeletor, not sure about He-Man) on youtube reviews! Looks like we already have a variation...
    Wanted in MOTUC: 1) Masks of Power Demons 2) Mini-Comics Tri-Klops 3) Hoove 4) Vintage Attack Trak 5) Leech (Club Grayskull)
    Like Shock Rock? Check out my band: www.reverbnation.com/massrejection

  13. #63
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Battle Ram Blog
    Posts
    4,725
    Quote Originally Posted by BooperScoop View Post
    The one on the left is the final version that comes with the figures. The one on the right is an older version.
    FYI, I got a He-Man and a Skeletor, and I got one of both versions! Skeletor had the reviewer copy version, complete with a typo in the story.
    Last edited by Lich Leech; July 6, 2020 at 02:24pm.

  14. #64
    Jealous & zealous! RocketPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    6,700
    I just got my European version of Origins He-Man, and was surprised to see that it comes with a different version of the Beast Barrage minicomic, as all of the speech balloons have been removed. The story is so simplistic that you can still follow it, even without the characters talking. It's kind of cool to see the art with no dialogue covering it.

  15. #65
    He-Man historian
    Jukka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Hämeenlinna, Finland
    Posts
    14,699
    PlanetEternia.de has the exclusive first opening of Scare Glow and Orko figures.

    And showcased the international minicomic (no text) from it.










    He-Man & She-Ra fan, writer to official Dark Horse MOTU/POP books

    · ToonJukka - Youtube Channel with He-Man/She-Ra videos; Origins, Trivia, Top5 lists and more!

  16. #66
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    1,382
    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    PlanetEternia.de has the exclusive first opening of Scare Glow and Orko figures.

    And showcased the international minicomic (no text) from it.

    https://i.imgur.com/rgeBAxb.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/g2Kmbzp.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/zQKW3ja.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/EZQWxOr.jpg
    Hold on, does Skeletor win? That's pretty surprising. Also, the two He-Men thing is kinda confusing. I hope the text explains it.

  17. #67
    Jealous & zealous! RocketPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    6,700
    Quote Originally Posted by BooperScoop View Post
    Hold on, does Skeletor win? That's pretty surprising. Also, the two He-Men thing is kinda confusing. I hope the text explains it.
    Man-E-Faces disguised himself as He-Man.

  18. #68
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    1,585
    I wonder does He-Man live at Castle Grayskull in this new MOTU Origins story?

  19. #69
    Warrior of Evolution 13977's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    Posts
    8,683
    Umm I was expecting the 'evil Orko' to turn out to be Scareglow but it ended up being Skeletor.
    UK MOTU Fan Club Members - Add You Member Name to this Thread

    Wanted:
    MOTUC He-Ro Staff with green gem
    Keshi Mantenna in red

  20. #70
    He-Man historian
    Jukka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Hämeenlinna, Finland
    Posts
    14,699
    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    Umm I was expecting the 'evil Orko' to turn out to be Scareglow but it ended up being Skeletor.
    We see Skeletor stand in front of Orko. Use his magic and duplicate to take his shape. And as evil Orko goes straight to attack He-Man.

    There doesn't even seem to be any time that Skeletor would suddenly switch places with Scare Glow.
    He-Man & She-Ra fan, writer to official Dark Horse MOTU/POP books

    · ToonJukka - Youtube Channel with He-Man/She-Ra videos; Origins, Trivia, Top5 lists and more!

  21. #71
    Warrior of Evolution 13977's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    Posts
    8,683
    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    We see Skeletor stand in front of Orko. Use his magic and duplicate to take his shape. And as evil Orko goes straight to attack He-Man.

    There doesn't even seem to be any time that Skeletor would suddenly switch places with Scare Glow.
    Sorry I meant I was guessing that from the cover alone before seeing the whole comic, knowing Scareglow was in this wave.
    UK MOTU Fan Club Members - Add You Member Name to this Thread

    Wanted:
    MOTUC He-Ro Staff with green gem
    Keshi Mantenna in red

  22. #72
    +2 Against Harpies Sword2Blanket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,382
    Now we need a Skeletorko with assassin's blade accessory.

    I know there are fights in essentially every Motu story, but for some reason the straight up Psycho-style murder attempt with a realistic looking knife was somewhat surprising to me. It doesn't bother me in the least, I just wasn't expecting it.

    Maybe it's just me, but the timing/pacing of this story raises questions (admittedly, the text may address a lot of this). Like why didn't He-Man and Man-E-Faces think "hey, where'd Orko go? He was right behind us. Maybe we should go check on him." Also, does Skeletorko immediately pursue He-Man or is there some time between the disguise and entering Castle Grayskull? If it's immediate, the whole Orko escape (assuming that is what's happening as that's kind of weird too) doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I mean, Skeletorko pretty much tries to kill He-Man right away. Even if the time it took between Orko being face down in the dirt to ultimately escaping was an almost inconceivably short time, it still doesn't seem like he could've stopped Skeletorko's assassination attempt. If there was time between the disguise and entering Castle Grayskull, that makes the fact that He-Man and Man-E-Faces didn't look for Orko that much weirder. And why would He-Man and Man-E-Faces have gone through with the fake He-Man charade? What was the point of that? Did they know Skeletor was around, and they just didn't care what they were doing to Orko? If Orko didn't show up, was He-Man just going to let Skeletorko kill Man-E-Faces while he watched and did nothing? Or maybe Orko came in and He-Man just grabbed him and threw him at Skeletorko.

    Where is Scareglow teleporting from and to during the Orko escape sequence? This whole story seems like it would have taken place in one very small location (especially for Scareglow and Trapjaw). Again, maybe it's explained in the text.

    The ability to teleport away with anything you're even in the vicinity of must be an awesome power for a villain!

    Another weird thing about the assassination attempt is the mystery of the disappearing Power Sword. He-Man-E-Faces has it on his back just before the attempt, then he doesn't, then he does again. Kind of strange.

    Also, it's been 30 years and we still don't seem to have a consensus on what to do with Skeletor's feet.

  23. #73
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    374
    can we get the version with words?

  24. #74
    Heroic Warrior Smitty.81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Wichita Falls, TX, USA
    Posts
    2,313
    Quote Originally Posted by bigfootRULES View Post
    can we get the version with words?
    Not until wave two hits the US and with how much of He-Man and Skeletor is hogging the shelf space that may not be until next year, when other stores start getting the line.
    My photocomic fanfic
    Last update 11/25/2022

  25. #75
    The Demon of Screamin' JonnyTyler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    1,001
    The comics are great, and the art is awesome... but I wish they were longer!! Atleast add another 2 pages, to flesh out and develop the stories a little more. I know it's a mini comic, but the vintage ones seemed to have a lot fuller of stories. A little more for kids' imagination to hang their hats on. That's my only complaint. C'mon Mattel, step it up.
    Please Give My Vintage Want To Buy List A Look: https://www.he-man.org/forums/boards...ge-Accessories
    Here's my Trader's Review too: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ght=Jonnytyler

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •