He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

Is that He-Man strangling Big Bird? Jon Vermilyea's unofficial Masters of the Universe book He-Man And The 13 Trials of Eternia is filled with all manner of pop-culture weirdness... and our dream reboot for the character. Click through for more.

Brooklyn-based illustrator Vermilyea's extremely limited edition project (Only 21 made!) is a particularly trippy take on the 1980s toy, filled with Porky Pigs, Bullwinkle Mooses and, yes, even Big Bird being strangled by the Eternian hero. What does it all mean? Is it a metaphor for cartoons and toys destroying childhood innocence? We have no idea, but we love it anyway.

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man Kills Your Childhood In 13 Trials

He-Man and the 13 Trials of Eternia [Jon Vermilyea]