Check Out Some Of The Earliest Concept Art For He-Man And Skeletor!

It was roughly 35 years ago that Mattel decided to do its own action-adventure toyline, to make up for its decision not to do Star Wars toys in 1977. In an exclusive excerpt from the book The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, we've got exclusive early sketches, plus the first He-Man pitch memo! » 12/16/14 1:32pm 12/16/14 1:32pm

How two dumb kids with an axe almost destroyed She-Ra

Contrary to popular belief, He-Man’s biggest foe wasn’t Skeletor, and She-Ra’s wasn’t Hordak. What they both fought more than anything was the incredible stupidity of their friends, teammates, and general populaces of Eternia and Etheria. Case in point: “The Missing Axe,” in which She-Ra and her friend Bow risk it all… » 6/06/13 9:00am 6/06/13 9:00am

The 10 Most Badass Cartoon Heroines of the ‘80s

There was a phrase used in the 1980s for the intangible barrier that prevented women (and minorities) from reaching the upper echelons of corporate America: "the glass ceiling." But while real women were unfortunately battling for the positions of power they deserved, cartoon women were breaking the glass ceiling and… » 1/28/13 10:05am 1/28/13 10:05am

The theologically confusing nightmare that is the He-Man & She-Ra…

We all know the worst Christmas special of all time is the Star Wars Holiday Special, but what's the second worst? The 1985 He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special makes for a strong candidate. Trying to discuss a religious holiday with muscle-bound heathen barbarians from another planet would pose a challenge in the… » 12/14/12 8:00am 12/14/12 8:00am

Gravity Falls takes on National Treasure and a Ghostbusters parody on …

This week in the world of cartoons, Gravity Falls takes a shot at Nick Cage's National Treasure franchise, Adventure Time gets really trippy, and we receive what might be the best episode of Ultimate Spider-Man episode yet. » 8/18/12 7:00am 8/18/12 7:00am

Meet He-Man's super-obscure glam metal buddy, Songster

He-Man certainly keeps some flamboyant company, but none were as colorful as his good friend Songster, a magical-guitar-wielding bard who was invented for the 1987 Masters of the Universe Power Tour. » 4/13/12 11:25am 4/13/12 11:25am

Hipster He-Man and Other High-Fashion Cartoon Heroes

He-Man has been around since 1980, and it's high time he got a wardrobe update. Illustrator Fabian Ciraolo is happy to oblige, designing new looks for the prince of Eternia and other cartoon favorites: the Thundercats, Jem, Captain Planet, and She-Ra all earn themselves a fashion makeover. » 3/24/12 5:00pm 3/24/12 5:00pm

25 years ago, the He-Man Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float would've…

It wasn't the R&B madness of Marvel Comics' 1980s parade floats, but the 1986 Masters of the Universe rig did an admirable job showcasing such crowd favorites as Mosquitor and Snout Spout. Does anybody know what Snout Spout's doing these days? I'd love to interview that guy. Dolph Lundgren narrated this performance … » 11/24/11 6:30am 11/24/11 6:30am

Nobody Pays Taxes Today: Tax Revolts from Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tax day is coming! No matter how you feel about the government and the things it does, you can't help but feel a twinge of pain as you send your painstaking calculations (and possibly a hefty check) to the IRS. » 4/14/11 1:09pm 4/14/11 1:09pm

He-Man Goes High-Fashion

Their movie may be on-again, off-again, but that doesn't mean that He-Man and the rest of the Masters of The Universe aren't getting a modern-day makeover, thanks to illustrator Adrian Reimann. Masters of The Runway, anybody? » 9/28/09 12:40pm 9/28/09 12:40pm

The He-Man Christmas Special Is the Most Important Thing Ever

When I think of Christmas, the first thing that springs to mind is the happy fact that I am going to enjoy eternal life in Heaven. And the second is He-Man. » 12/21/08 11:00am 12/21/08 11:00am

Scifi PSAs: Because Knowing Is Half The Battle

G.I. Joe's Recondo teaches that the more you know, the less likely you are to hide in a fridge. Thanks, Recondo! Although honestly, it is a pretty great hiding place. Back in the day, Saturday mornings weren't just a place for awesome science fiction cartoons, they were also a chance for the government to instill… » 5/01/08 3:30pm 5/01/08 3:30pm