(December 2003)

CrossGen, 2003 Series
 
Price
2.95 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
CrossGen Publishing, LLC
Brand
CGE; MVCreations
Editing
Leanne Shaw (credited) (edits and editor, MVCreations); Matt Tyree (credited) (layout and design)

Issue Notes

Although the cover and interior logos name the book as "Masters of the Universe Encyclopedia Season One," the indicia names it as only "Masters of the Universe Encyclopedia."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Masters of the Universe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); Enza Fontana (credited); Nathan Baertsch (credited)
Inks
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); Enza Fontana (credited); Nathan Baertsch (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Evil-Lyn; Clawful; Marzo; Beast Man; Buzz-Off; Evilseed; Dekker

Indexer Notes

Part one of what was meant to be a four part connecting cover. As this was the only issue published, the complete picture was used on a gatefold cover variant for Masters of the Universe (MVCreations, 2004 Series) #1.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

Masters of the Universe / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Mattel brought He-Man and the Masters of the Universe back to the forefront in 2001 he was still fresh in people's mind, thanks to new developments, the advancement of the Internet being the biggest.
Genre
sword and sorcery

Characters (Table of Contents: 2)

Masters of the Universe / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Introduction to the characters section of the book, with a chart explaining the stats values given to each character.

Beast Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Beast Man (art. toy photo, and screen shots); Trap Jaw (screen shot); Man-At-Arms (screen shot)

Buzz-Off (Table of Contents: 4)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Buzz-Off (art, toy photo, and screen shots); King Randor (screen shots); Stratos (screen shots); Hawk (screen shot)

Clawful (Table of Contents: 5)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Clawful (art and screen shots); Whiplash (screen shot); Tri-Klops (screen shots); Mekaneck (screen shot); Claw Guys (Clawful's cousins) (screen shots)

Count Marzo (Table of Contents: 6)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Marzo (art and screen shots); Mekaneck (screen shot)

Dekker (Table of Contents: 7)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Dekker (art and screen shot)

Evil-Lyn (Table of Contents: 8)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Evil-Lyn (art, toy photo, and screen shots); Skeletor (screen shots); Beast Man (screen shots); Panthor (screen shot); Clawful (screen shot); Ram Man (screen shot); Trap Jaw (screen shots); Man-At-Arms (screen shot)

Evilseed (Table of Contents: 9)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited)
Colors
Val Staples (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Evilseed

Vehicles (Table of Contents: 10)

Masters of the Universe / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Introduction to the vehicles section of the book.

Attack Squid (Table of Contents: 11)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Attack Squid (art, toy box photo, and screen shot); Skeletor (toy box photo); Clawful (screen shot)

Bashin' Beetle (Table of Contents: 12)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Bashin' Beetle (art, toy box photo, and screen shot); He-Man (toy box photo); Skeletor (toy box photo); Prince Adam (screen shot); Cringer (screen shot); Mekaneck (screen shot); Man-At-Arms (screen shot)

Bat Fight-Pak (Table of Contents: 13)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Bat Fight-Pak (art, toy photo, and screen shot); Skeletor (screen shot)

Battle Hawk (Table of Contents: 14)

Masters of the Universe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Colors
Val Staples (credited); James Eatock (credited) (screen shot); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shot, Bible image)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Battle Hawk (art, toy box photo, and screen shot); He-Man (toy box photo, screen shot); Battle Cat (screen shot)

Comic Books (Table of Contents: 15)

Masters of the Universe / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Introduction to the comic books section of the book, which profiles four of the comics created by MVCreations.

Promo (Table of Contents: 16)

Masters of the Universe / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited)
Inks
Emiliano Santalucia (credited)
Colors
Val Staples (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Skeletor; Ram Man; Whiplash; Beast Man; Man-At-Arms; Mekaneck; Tri-Klops
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints front and back covers and selected pages from Masters of the Universe Promotional Issue. Includes credits, a synopsis and history of the issue.

Target Two-Pack (Table of Contents: 17)

Masters of the Universe / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); Enza Fontana (credited); Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Emiliano Santalucia (credited); Marco Failla (credited); Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
Val Staples ? (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Skeletor; Prince Adam; Cringer; Battle Cat; Beast Man; Tri-Klops; Evil-Lyn; Teela
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints cover and selected unlettered pages from the comic included in a two pack of He-Man and Skeletor sold exclusively through Target department stores in 2002. Includes credits, a synopsis and history of the issue. A small picture of the two pack is also shown.

The credits provided here list Val Staples as the colorist of the comic, which conflicts with the credits printed inside the comic itself. Those list "Hi-Fi Colour Design" as the colorist.

GameBoy Advance (Table of Contents: 18)

Masters of the Universe / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Emiliano Santalucia (credited)
Inks
Emiliano Santalucia (credited)
Colors
Val Staples (credited)
Letters
Robert Kirkman (credited); typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man (origin); Prince Adam; Clawful; Sorceress
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints front cover and selected pages from Masters of the Universe TDK Promotional Comic, a title included with the GameBoy Advance video game "He-Man: Power of Grayskull" in 2002. Includes credits, a synopsis and history of the issue.

Dream Halloween (Table of Contents: 19)

Masters of the Universe / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
Enza Fontana (credited)
Inks
Enza Fontana (credited)
Colors
Val Staples (credited)
Letters
Robert Kirkman (credited); typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
He-Man; Skeletor; Mer-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints front cover and selected pages from Masters of the Universe Dream Halloween Promotional Comic. Includes credits, a synopsis and history of the issue.

Animated Series (Table of Contents: 20)

Masters of the Universe / text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
James Eatock (credited) (research)
Pencils
James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Inks
James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Colors
James Eatock (credited) (screen shots); Mike Young Productions (credited) (screen shots)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

Synopses of episodes from the 2002 television series. The episodes "The Beginning: Part One," "The Beginning: Part Two," "The Beginning: Part Three," "The Courage of Adam," "Sky War," and "The Deep End" are summarized.

Eternia... (Table of Contents: 21)

Masters of the Universe / text story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
a world where myth, sorcery and technology intertwine creating a realm of scientific wonder and barbaric magic.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
A basic introduction to the struggle between Skeletor and He-Man, overlaid on a map of planet Eternia.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint has several color changes from the original printing in Masters of the Universe: The Shard of Darkness (CrossGen, 2003 series). The background is white and blue instead of black, the text is black with a white border instead of white with a black border, and illustrations of Castle Grayskull, Palace of Eternia, and Snake Mountain are colored vibrantly rather than shades of blue.

This page is printed inside the back cover.