Masters Of The Universe Meets Cormac McCarthy By Dax Delap!

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Have you ever wondered how Cormac McCarthy might pen a comic book issue of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? Thanks to longtime Retroist Regular, Dax, we now know the answer.

It’s a tongue in cheek look at when the strongest man in Eternia has a bad day…a very bad day.


[Via] Dax’s Tumblr Blog

I shot a quick e-mail to have the artist explain his reasoning for this particular illustration and he was kind enough to reply:

“Considering how powerful He-Man was supposed to be (I think there’s an episode of the classic cartoon where he picks up Castle Greyskull), I thought it would be funny to imagine what would happen if he decided to stop pulling his punches and wipe out all his foes at once. And then I started to imagine what it would be like for my He-Man to find himself in an existential crisis after that’s done and there’s no one left to contend with.”

Make sure to check out Dax’s blog for more illustrations…everything from General William Tecumseh Sherman to a Zando-Zan from the Last Starfighter!


3 Responses to Masters Of The Universe Meets Cormac McCarthy By Dax Delap!

  1. Hahahaha! Beautiful find sir! I love He-Man re-imaginings and parodies and this one is very nicely done!

  2. VicSage says:

    Something about the quite rational look of horror on Duncan’s face as he mentions the sinking of Snake Mountain just makes me giggle. :)

  3. he had to have known it would eventually end like that… the kind of power that he-man posseses can only be restrained so long but even as he ended the life of his enemies he realised the two needed each other. the quiet and steady dance of their unending battle…the balance of power and without skeletor to continue to justify his existence, a quiet death in the wilds of eternia was the only way. (taken directly from Orko’s moral at the end of this episode)

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