Dark Horse has revealed the previously announced Art of He-Man and Masters of the Universe will also be released in a limited edition of just 4,000 copies.
Produced in partnership with Mattel, it's the first official art book devoted to the enduring multimedia franchise. Packaged in a die-cut, two-piece Castle Grayskull slipcase, with a foil-embossed cover and portfolio print, the nearly 400-page limited edition includes rarely seen concept sketches and prototypes from the Mattel archives, restored art from Earl Norem, and interviews with the likes of Dolph Lundgren, Paul Dini and Erika Scheimer. In addition, there's commentary written by Tim and Steve Seeley.
Billed as "a comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man from toy to television to film to a true pop culture phenomenon," the limited edition will be available April 15 from direct-market retailers and April 28 from bookstores (the standard edition drops April 1 and April 14, respectively). It can be preordered for $130 from a handful of retailers listed on the Dark Horse website. The standard edition is, of course, considerably less expensive.