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Masters of the Universe
Nick Name
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Founding Members

He-Man

King Randor

Man-At-Arms

Sorceress

Teela


Common Members

Battle Cat

Bionotops

Buzz-Off

Clamp Champ

Extendar

Fisto

Gwildor

He-Man

King Randor

Man-At-Arms

Man-E-Faces

Mekaneck

Mossman

Orko

Queen Marlena

Ram Man

Rio Blast

Roboto

Rokkon

Rotar

Snout Spout

Sorceress

Stonedarr

Stratos

Sy-clone

Teela

Turbodactyl

Tytus

Zoar

Zodak


Former Members
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Occupation
Defenders of the realm of Eternia.
Legal Status
Sanctioned by the monarchy of Eternia.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Eternia
Group Alliances
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Base of Operations
Eternia
Accessories
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Common Enemies

Beast Man

Blade

Blast-Attak

Clawful

Dragstor

Evil-Lyn

Fakor

Grizzlor

Hordak

Jitsu

King Hiss

Kobra Khan

Leech

Manteena

Megator

Mer-Man

Modulok

Mosquitor

Multi-bot

Ninjor

Panthor

Rattlor

Saurod

Scare Glow

Screeech

Skeletor

SnakeFace

Spikor

SSSQueeze

Stinkor

Trap Jaw

Tri-Klops

Tung Lashor

Twistoid

Two Bad

Webstor

Whiplash


Regularly Appearing
Masters of the Universe Vol. 1, 2 & 3
First Appearance

DC Comics Presents Vol. 1 #47 (July, 1982)


Note: Initially a line of action-figures produced by Mattel, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was spun-off into print and television media as a means of advertising.


Before the DC Comics Presents appearance of He-Man, the character first appeared in a series of illustrated storybook mini-comics that were included with the initial 1982 release of the toys. The first mini-comic titled He-Man and the Power Sword, told the story of how a nameless ax-wielding barbarian saved the Sorceress and was gifted with great powers. Because there was no existing media depicting the Masters of the Universe characters, the comic was produced as a means of marketing the toys to compete with other toy lines that were derived from movies or television.


In a meeting with Toys R Us, Mattel's largest buyer, it was pointed out that the target audience for the toy line was too young to read; essentially negating the comic as a marketing tool. A member of the Mattel team bluffed Toys R Us into believing that a pair of one-hour television specials were in the works. When the animation company Filmation was approached with the project, Mattel was informed that they could produce an entire season for the same financial investment of two one-hour episodes. Mattel ordered a first season of 65 episodes, which aired in the United States starting in Sept. 1983. The cartoon would air 103 original episodes until 1985, and spin-off into two new future He-Man cartoons, and She-Ra: Princess of Power, a show more targeted towards girls.


He-Man was introduced in comics through a team up with Superman in DC Comics Presents, and a three issue limited-series was produced by DC in 1982. Marvel Comics produced a twelve issue run under its Star line of comics, targeted at younger readers in 1986. Image Comics began publishing a new line of Masters of the Universe comics in 2003.


Creator

Mattel


Television series bible created by Michael Halperin.


DC Comics Credit

Paul Kupperberg & Curt Swan


Origin

When the realm of Eternity is threatened by the Overlord of Infinita Skeletor and his forces of evil; the greatest heroes combine forces to do battle as the Masters of the Universe.


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