Monday, August 27, 2012


He-Man and Battle Cat is a 1983 Masters of the Universe children’s book; no author or artist is credited. It’s a read-along book with a record/audio cassette; I’m only reviewing the book itself. Here, Man-At-Arms summons He-Man to prevent Skeletor from entering Castle Grayskull.

There’s precious little going on here; the book is almost entirely introduction and setup, and the conflict with Skeletor is resolved in two sentences. Just like in Castle Grayskull, the art is extremely poor: crude, poorly drawn figures with little background. The UK version of the book adds both color and background, but it still looks bad.

There are some shenanigans going on in this book, too. He-Man wins by shooting a beam from his sword (I guess his hearts were full). And, explicitly, Cringer is an orange tiger that becomes green when he turns into Battle Cat (to protect his identity, no doubt).

Other than that, there’s not much to see here. Move along.


Read it HERE