Im Würgegriff des Bösen – Masters of the Universe

Books, Comics, Reviews, Uncategorized February 3, 2022 By No Response

GERMANI have already introduced you to the first book, “Das Buch des Bösen“.
“Im Würgegriff des Bösen” (In the Stranglehold of Evil) is the second volume.

The volume contains magazines 4-6, that’s six stories. It also contains background information about the author, why the illustrators came from Spain and a lot of other interesting information.

We are also giving away a copy in a raffle.

“Im Würgegriff des Bösen”, an overall concept is emerging

As always, the stories are fun to read. We are talking about comic stories written for children from the 1980s.

They’re of little interest to an adult, of course, but if you were reading them as a kid, you’ll remember them fondly.

Im Würgegriff des Bösen - Index

Im Würgegriff des Bösen – Index

They make fabulous re-reads of MOTU with your own children. However, I’ve noticed that older kids (around 10) from the 2020s, have their problems with it. “They look so old,” I’ve had to hear them say, but it works great with younger kids. A lot has changed in 40 years.

For adults, however, the books are interesting even without the comic. It’s the glimpses behind the scenes that Mustafa and Frank give us.

In the previous Retrofabrik books, there was always talk of Spanish artists and ONLY Spanish artists.

Im Würgegriff des Bösen - ArtWhy a German publisher uses Spanish artists is explained in this volume.
Of course I won’t tell you the reason, but I had to smile when I read the explanation.

Who is Michael Mann?

You don’t know who Michael Mann is?
I didn’t either until I started reading this book. Michael Mann is the author of the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE stories of Ehapa.

Im Würgegriff des Bösen - ArtMichael Mann is a synonym and it was difficult for the editors to find out who is behind this name. To be precise, it was impossible for them. In the meantime, it has been a long time since these stories were written. Ehapa obviously has  a patchy archive.
After several dead ends, it was a MOTU fan who was able to help with a contact who in turn knows someone who wasn’t there at the time but still knows the people from back then.

Now I have already told you enough.

Eager readers know that I am rather factual and rarely emotional. But this time they got me.
The Retofabrik team describes the person behind Michael Mann and at the end his son has the last word with a kind of obituary.

When I turned to the last page, I was surprised and somehow even touched. This man was part of our childhood, we looked forward to the comics. His stories have been in my collection for over 30 years, cherished and protected, and then this.
But why I reacted that way, you’ll have to find out for yourselves.

I would be interested to know how you reacted.
Write to me, I am curious.

You can win the book! Objectoverview for Retrofabrik Objectoverview for Retrofabrik

Among all users of a copy of “Im Würgegriff des Bösen” will be raffled.

All you have to do is to create a shortcut in your account that will only give out Retrofabrik products.

Once you’ve created that, get in touch on the forum or write to me using the contact form.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022


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