Are there any He-Man Books? He-Man Masters of The Universe Books 1980s

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe started as a toy line with comic book storylines for the characters that came with the toys.

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Then of course that turned into the fantastic Filmation cartoon series on television.

Are there any He-Man novels?

There have been graphic novels made about He-Man and the characters recently like this series available on Amazon.

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He-Man Books from the 1980s

During the time of the He-Man cartoon series, there were books made about the characters of the show.

I want to take a look at some of those books from that time.

The Masters of the Universe book series is a collection of tie-in books for the Masters of the Universe franchises started in 1981 for young readers.

Masters of the Universe - Caverns of Fear 1983

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Caverns of Fear is a Masters of the Universe read-along book by Mary Carey with artwork by Al McWilliams, published in 1983 by Golden Books.

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Book Description:

While riding Battle Cat near Castle Grayskull, He-Man stops to get his companion a drink from a nearby well. While Battle Cat drinks, He-Man hears the sounds of swords ringing against each other and climbs down to investigate. He discovers a network of caverns at the bottom of the well and is suddenly attacked by Mer-Man. He-Man manages to knock him out and enters the caverns, reasoning Skeletor can't be far away.

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What is the storyline history of He-Man?

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull. In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty.

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What is He-Man's real name?

Prince Adam of Eternia

In more than a few comic books and animated series He-Man's (and She Ra's) origins had been revised: his true identity was Prince Adam of Eternia, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena, who gave birth to twins Prince Adam/He-Man and Princess Adora/She Ra.

Masters of the Universe - The Sword of Skeletor 1984

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The Sword of Skeletor is a book in the Golden Super Adventure collection. Written by Roger McKenzie, illustrated by Fred Carrillo. 1984.

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Book Description:

Magically transported inside Castle Grayskull, He-man must defeat Skeletor to prevent his discovery of the castle's powerful secrets.

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Why is Skeletor blue?

It's never really explained. It is probably just a design thing from when they made the toys. 

He is typically depicted as a blue-skinned humanoid who wears a purple hood over his bare-bone skull. Skeletor is determined to gain the powers of Castle Grayskull and rule the universe; however, the incompetence of his henchmen is always an impediment to achieving his ambitions.

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picture of book pages with text and illustrations

So those are some of the books I have...

These were actual pictures of the books that I have in my collection for the He-Man Masters of the Universe illustrated books from the 1980s.

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