He Man And The Masters Of The Universe The Newspaper Comic Strips

Author: Chris Weber
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630086878
Size: 23.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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For over four years, Masters of the Universe had its own newspaper comic strip! This story continued the tales from the Filmation cartoon bridged the saga to the space-themed New Adventures of He-Man cartoon relaunch. The comic strip only ran in selected newspapers and was never reprinted, so most fans have never read it... until now! For the first time ever Dark Horse brings you a collection of these strips, restored and ready for you to unleash the Power!

How He Man Mastered The Universe

Author: Brian C. Baer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665907
Size: 67.44 MB
Format: PDF
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“This book is a wonderfully meticulous exploration into the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe phenomenon! Brian C. Baer has done a fantastic job!”—James Eatock, He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures; “How He-Man Mastered the Universe is an entertaining and insightful look into the He-Man franchise and its effect on later media franchises. Essential reading for anyone interested in reading about the evolution of the modern media franchise.”--Jess Nevins, The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000-Year History of the Superhero; “Finally a comprehensive history of one of the greatest (if not the greatest) action figure line in the history of human civilization! Baer digs deep, and shows the influence of a hero who became much more than 5 inches of plastic.”--Tim Seeley, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Revival; “With his entertaining and informative look at the cultural significance of these ’80s action icons, Brian C. Baer has written a book for gamers and scholars alike that’s as colorful and fun as a classic cartoon.”—Telly Davidson, Culture War: How the ’90s Made Us Who We Are Today (Whether We Like It or Not). Elaborate cinematic universes and sophisticated marketing tie-ins are commonplace in entertainment today. It's easy to forget that the transmedia trend began in 1982 with a barbarian action figure. He-Man and the other characters in Mattel's popular Masters of the Universe toy line quickly found their way into comic books, video games, multiple television series and a Hollywood film. The original animated series (1983-1985) was the first based on an action figure, and the cult classic Masters of the Universe (1987) was the first toy-inspired live-action feature film. But it wasn't easy. He-Man faced adversaries more dangerous than Skeletor: entertainment lawyers, Hollywood executives, even the Reagan administration. The heroes and villains of Eternia did more than shape the childhoods of the toy-buying public--they formed the modern entertainment landscape.

Art Of He Man And The Masters Of The Universe

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630080705
Size: 22.66 MB
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In 1983, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children's entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man's decades-long epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!


ISBN: 9789608399679
Size: 48.41 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics.

Merchandise Licensing In The Television Industry

Author: Karen Raugust
ISBN: 9780240802107
Size: 78.24 MB
Format: PDF
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The book provides members of the television industry - who increasingly view licensing as having the potential to generate ancillary revenue streams - with concrete, how-to information on launching a merchandise licensing program. It contains anecdotes and examples that will give those new to the business a feel for how it operates. The book provides an overview of merchandise licensing for broadcast and cable television executives. It offers a historical context; a discussion of current and future trends; an examination of the players involved in television-based licensing and their respective roles; an explanation of how to evaluate and implement a licensing program based on a character, a television program, or a brand; and a variety of case studies to illustrate the points in the book.

Preposterous Violence

Author: James B. Twitchell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 32.85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the psychological attraction of make-believe violence, looks at ritualized violence, and examines the connection with adolescent anxiety

Masters Of The Comic Book Universe Revealed

Author: Arie Kaplan
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
Size: 55.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This informal history of the comic book chronicles, largely in their own words, the lives and careers of the artists and writers who created the most significant and memorable comic books and graphic novels. Stretching from Will Eisner, who started his work in the industry in 1936, to Marjane Satrapi, whose latest graphic novel was published last year, 11 comic book masters are discussed, including Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie, Kyle Baker, and Ho Che Anderson. Amazing stories of how these artists and writers fell in love with the genre and built up their careers are coupled with never-before-disclosed anecdotes and previously unpublished self-portraits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable fans.

From Krakow To Krypton

Author: Arie Kaplan
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827610432
Size: 66.28 MB
Format: PDF
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Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.

Television Cartoon Shows

Author: Hal Erickson
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Size: 71.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1949 the first made-for-television cartoon series debuted on a major network. Tele-Comics embraced the popular cliffhanger serial genre, using nonmoving comic strip panels and a handful of radio actors to produce a show at a fraction of the cost accrued by a live show. Despite the success of Tele-Comics and a few other such shows, television cartoons languished until 1954 when Walt Disney produced Disneyland. From such pioneers as Tele-Comics and Crusader Rabbit to modern fare such as X-Men and Beavis and Butthead, this is the first reference book to detail animated cartoons made exclusively for television from 1949 through 1993. Each entry includes the shows title, network, studios and full production information when available. An essay blending plot description, critical commentary, and background information is also provided for each cartoon. A discussion of the voice artist concludes the work.


Author: Steve Miller
Size: 20.63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to drawing horror comics provides a brief history of the genre, from EC Comics to Vertigo, and offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for drawing such creatures as werewolves, vampires, and swamp monsters.