Masters of the Universe Artist Takes Cues from Adventure Time, Gravity Falls

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on August 30, 2013

in Masters of the Universe

I loved this piece that Rob Bricken wrote for i09 a few weeks ago. In it, he makes a great case for why there should never be (another) live action Masters of the Universe movie.

Jon Chu is hard at work creating a movie Universe for He-Man and his friends to master, but I have to agree- as much of an MOTU fan as I am I’m dreading this movie more than anticipating it. The property just doesn’t led itself well to all media. What is does lend itself to is something character-driven, kid-friendly, fun and silly. Something in a 30 minute animated or comic book format. Something like this:

Jerzy Drozd over at Comics Are Great posted this fantastic looking Masters of the Universe reboot idea. He’s not reinventing the wheel, just putting a modern touch on a classic property- taking cues from Adventure Time and Gravity Falls, neither of which take themselves too seriously.

I love his idea for the Two-Bad focused episode/issue.

Head over to Comics Are Great and check out Drozd’s full MOTU reboot plan. There’s an outline for a 4-6 issue comic miniseries, including Mer-Man’s momma (!) and an entire gallery of character redesigns that honor the originals and will keep the child of the 80s in you happy.

Jason Gross August 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

I’m actually looking forward to revisiting MOTU on the big screen, even if it turns out to be Beastmaster 3. I figured it has to at least be better than the previous live action which I can’t bare to watch now. I just hope it stays within the Etetnia realm for the duration.

I do agree it excels in the cartoon universe the best. I wish just one time a film would be made exclusively for us instead of trying to appeal to today’s kids as well.

Swanny April 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hey, some of ‘today’s kids’ like Motu as well! I’m a teenage girl and I’m in love with it.

Howard Decker @HowardTheDeck April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

fantastic! What got you into it?

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