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Man-Man, by Illya King

I’m working on a new one-shot, Man-Man the Barbarian. The first page drops this Friday at https://man-man.mythosimprint.com/.

Readers of Totally Naked Man may remember Man-Man from Naked Man Comics #4 in 2012. In issue 4, Totally Naked Man and friends transported to the planet Fabulon, where they met Man-Man. The Yellow Skull, disguise as Turtle-tor, tried to conquer the planet.

Man-Man is a homage or parody of the character He-Man. People who know me know that I’m a fan of the old Mattel action figure line and Filmation cartoon. The franchise has had a small renaissance in recent years. Perhaps is it is because old people like me have money to splurge on comics and toys. I’m celebrating my fondness of the property with drawing a parody comic.

I hope this story will get a laugh or two. I love fun lighthearted stories. I’m excited to put my own wacky twist on this old 80’s IP.

I illustrated a tribute to one of my friends who passed away in July. Dale Pople was a friend from my old Zetaman days. He kept in contact through social media long after I retired. He was a huge supporter of Totally Naked Man. At one point we were talking about putting together a Totally Naked Man package for Adult Swim. Dale’s influence is found in my comics. The story of S’p’r H’ro is a theme in Holly Wood: Space Diva. The spaceships in Zetaman is a recycled design from a movie project of Dale’s.

A writer friend of mine wrote a good blog about Dale at https://teakrulos.com/2020/07/20/death-of-a-superhero/.

Dale was always a supporter of other people. He supported their projects and their personal growth. I wish I had more words. I don’t know what else to say except I will miss him. And thank you, Dale, for the impact you’ve made in my life.

Superhero and the Real Life Superheroes.

Years ago I submitted this illustration for a Wizard Magazine competition. It is a Soviet version of Captain American. My dad is a Russian linguist, so he helped me with the design. This is Comrade Communism. I think I might revise this for a future story.

Comrade Communism, a Soviet Captain America.

One of my brothers found a few old drawings while cleaning my parent’s garage. There was an early version of Totally Naked Man Red and Blue. The villain was not The Yellow Skull but a techno nerd dude name Zotloar. I don’t know what happened to the other pages.

I don’t remember when I did this. I want to say 1997ish?

An old version of Totally Naked Man Red and Blue.

I want to make a card game for Totally Naked Man.

Here is my rough idea-

This will be a team base game. One person can play but many people can play. It’ll be with dice and coin markers. The deck will consist of villains and traps. The goal is for the character to reach the end of the deck with their HP. The one with the most HP wins.

When a hero faces a villain they will role a die. Odd numbers is times the number damage a villain does… odd because villains are odd. Even will be for the heroes… since heroes even the scales of justice.

Each hero will have a certain amount of HP. Their skills will determine how much or how little damage and recovery they get.

The deck will have recovery items like McBuggies Burgers or armor to protect a hero. Each card set is set on one of my story lines. I am not sure yet I should do card swapping. I think that will mean that each deck will need to have a certain amount of card types. It might be fun to build custom decks to make things harder. A little like how Dungon Masters build senarios for players.

Anyway, I’m going to start with some index cards this week and start fleshing this out a bit.