πŸ“’ Author : Various
πŸ“’ Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-09-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 592
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781630086770
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

SYNOPSIS : He-Man and She-Ra entranced boys and girls everywhere with their animated adventures that offered cartoon excitement and moral guidance. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present the official companion to He-Man and the Masters of the Universeand She-Ra: Princess of Power, featuring story synopses, animation processes, and trivia for every episode! * Written by animator and He-Man expert James Eatock!


πŸ“’ Author : Roger Sweet
πŸ“’ Publisher : Clerisy Press, Emmis Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1578602238
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Antiques & Collectibles

SYNOPSIS : Mastering the Universe is a must-read for members of the He-Man generation as well as for toy collectors, pop culture enthusiasts, inventors, and anyone interested in the drama of business history-as bloody a battleground as anything He-Man ever faced. Book jacket.


πŸ“’ Author : Tim Seeley
πŸ“’ Publisher : Dark Horse Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781616555924
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : Restricted to 4,000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Limited Edition comes packaged in a deluxe Castle Grayskull slipcase, with an exclusive foil embossed cover and portfolio print, coming in at just under 400 pages with commentary written by Tim & Steve Seeley. In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children's entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon! The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel's archives. Featuring beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem - celebrated artist of the most memorable He-Man images, interviews with Dolph Lundgren, Paul Dini, Erika Scheimer, and many more! -from publisher.


πŸ“’ Author : Brian C. Baer
πŸ“’ Publisher : McFarland
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-03-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 228
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781476665900
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : β€œThis book is a wonderfully meticulous exploration into the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe phenomenon! Brian C. Baer has done a fantastic job!”—James Eatock, He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures; β€œHow He-Man Mastered the Universe is an entertaining and insightful look into the He-Man franchise and its effect on later media franchises. Essential reading for anyone interested in reading about the evolution of the modern media franchise.”--Jess Nevins, The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000-Year History of the Superhero; β€œFinally a comprehensive history of one of the greatest (if not the greatest) action figure line in the history of human civilization! Baer digs deep, and shows the influence of a hero who became much more than 5 inches of plastic.”--Tim Seeley, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Revival; β€œWith his entertaining and informative look at the cultural significance of these ’80s action icons, Brian C. Baer has written a book for gamers and scholars alike that’s as colorful and fun as a classic cartoon.”—Telly Davidson, Culture War: How the ’90s Made Us Who We Are Today (Whether We Like It or Not). Elaborate cinematic universes and sophisticated marketing tie-ins are commonplace in entertainment today. It's easy to forget that the transmedia trend began in 1982 with a barbarian action figure. He-Man and the other characters in Mattel's popular Masters of the Universe toy line quickly found their way into comic books, video games, multiple television series and a Hollywood film. The original animated series (1983-1985) was the first based on an action figure, and the cult classic Masters of the Universe (1987) was the first toy-inspired live-action feature film. But it wasn't easy. He-Man faced adversaries more dangerous than Skeletor: entertainment lawyers, Hollywood executives, even the Reagan administration. The heroes and villains of Eternia did more than shape the childhoods of the toy-buying public--they formed the modern entertainment landscape.


πŸ“’ Author : Noelle Stevenson
πŸ“’ Publisher : HarperCollins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-05-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780062278241
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Young Adult Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, β€œIf you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.” Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a β€œsuperstar” talent (NPR.org). Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.


πŸ“’ Author : Various
πŸ“’ Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 512
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781630086886
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

SYNOPSIS : This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you can learn the secrets of this entire universe!


πŸ“’ Author : Tracey West
πŸ“’ Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2019-04-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781338298420
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The iconic heroine She-Ra is back! Discover the origin of a hero in this first chapter book set in the world of She-Ra, just in time for the reboot of the series on Netflix.


πŸ“’ Author : S. Inness
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004-01-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 293
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781403981240
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the Twent-first-century? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts women? Do the characters escape traditional gender role expectations? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes? The essays in Action Chicks provide fans with a new look at their favourite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine. A fascinating collection that's bound to stir up some excitement.


πŸ“’ Author : Noelle Stevenson
πŸ“’ Publisher : She-Ra
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2020-02-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1338538950
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Don't miss the first epic She-Ra and the Princesses of Power graphic novel, based on stories by showrunner Noelle Stevenson! Even after everything that's happened, the world outside the Horde's walls is still a strange one to Adora. Each day she's learning more about her growing powers as She-Ra, including something new: the ability to heal corrupted runestones. Runestones are the magical source from which princesses like Frosta, Mermista, and Perfuma draw their power, but Glimmer knows of another runestone -- one with a dark past. Long ago a fire princess ruled the lands to the west, until her thirst for power corrupted her, and led to the ruin of her kingdom. Glimmer thinks the lost fire runestone could give the Rebellion an edge in the fight against the Horde, but claiming this ancient power won't be easy... especially not when the Horde has their eyes set on the same prize. Don't miss this original graphic novel based on stories by She-Ra showrunner and New York Times bestselling author Noelle Stevenson, with script by Gigi D.G. and art by Paulina Ganucheau!


πŸ“’ Author : Derek Johnson
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-03-22
πŸ“’ Pages : 291
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814743485
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : "Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." β€”Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchisingβ€”a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.