Wednesday, September 5, 2012

THE THIEF OF CASTLE GRAYSKULL by Roger McKenzie and Fred Carrillo

The Thief of Castle Grayskull is a 1983 Masters of the Universe children’s book written by Roger McKenzie and illustrated by Fred Carrillo. Here, Skeletor steals Grayskull, and the Heroic Warriors have to travel to the Land of Shadows to get it back.

Taking the entire castle, apparently with the Jawbridge down? That’s a good job by you, Skeletor. Alas, he can’t handle the pressure, and it all ends up back like it was. Meanwhile, He-Man gets by with a little help from his friends – he also does quite a bit of posing and speechifying.

Carrillo does a nice job with the scenery and atmosphere. His layouts are good, and his figures aren’t as stiff as in, say, The Sword of Skeletor.

The Thief of Castle Grayskull might not amount to much more than the usual early-MOTU beat-Skeletor/save-Grayskull plot, but it executes well enough.


Read it HERE