He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe was far too popular in the nineteen-eighties. All over the place. It even had an audio spin-off He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe dramas that were released on records and cassettes in Germany, making up 37 episodes of more than 40 minutes in length, with an additional 10 Princess of Power tapes, and six specials. These cassettes amongst other things, introduced the world of Anti-Eternia, with an evil alternate universe version of He-Man.
Here’s a little translated transcript.
Anti-He-Man: He-Man! He-Man! Take up the challenge and fight me!
Skeletor: By all terrors of hell. That’s Anti-He-Man! He challenges you. He want to fight with you.
He-Man: And I will not hide from him! Quick, you have to go! Destroy the machines! I will distract the creatures of hell.
Man-At-Arms: No, He-Man. They will kill you!
He-Man: We have no choice. There’s Anti-He-Man! Move! Leave me and act! Help me by hurrying up!
Skeletor: Yes, He-Man is right. Come, Man-at-Arms, we have to move quickly!
Narrator: Skeletor, Beast Man, Trap Jaw und Man-At-Arms hastened through the dark fog to destroy the world converter. Orko on the other hand stayed with He-Man as he faced his grim adversary from Anti-Eternia.
(the sound of the power sword being unsheathed)
He-Man: By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!
(once more the sound of the power sword being unsheathed)
Anti-He-Man: By the power of Hell-Grayskull, I have the power!
Back in 2016, Anti-He-Man was made into a character in the Classics line of He-Man dolls, the Anti‑Eternia He‑Man, as a chase figure.
As of this week, Tim Seeley and Dan Fraga have done a deep dive and dug up for the DC Comics series He-Man And The Masters Of The Multiverse #1. With the cry, ‘By The power of Hellskull’ which is a little snappier than the German version. Here’s a preview of the first few pages.
That’s the fella.
But this is just the beginning, as they are joined by a League Of Extraordinary He-Men, including the Easter Special version of He-Man from the mobile game Tappers Of Grayskull from Animoca Brands…
…here’s a preview of that.
We basically have a He-Man version of The Batman Who Laughs. And the blue fellow – well, yes, because is there is an evil version of He-Man, there has to be a good version of Skeletor – or Prince Keldor – to recruit to help stop him.
He-Man And The Masters Of The Multiverse #1 is published this Wednesday from DC Comics.
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he’s devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe! In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99