First Appearance: Naked Man Comics #4
Heroic Affiliation: None
Location: The Planet Fabulon
Man-Man the Barbarian is a heroic adventurer in the Naked Verse. When danger is afoot, Prince Dan transforms to Man-Man to fight evil.
Creation and conception
Man-Man is a parody of He-Man, from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Comic books and comic strips
Man-Man first appearance was in Naked Man Comics #4. Totally Naked Man and his friends are accidentally transported to Fabulon. There they meet Prince Dan. Dan offers the team a way to return home, with the help of Man-Man. The Earthlings deduce rather quickly that Prince Dan and Man-Man are the same. The group arrives at Skycloud Castle, the home of Hawk Witch. They are stopped by Turtletor and the Extreme Factor Five. After a quick battle, the heroes and villains return home to Earth.
Fictional character biography
Man-Man is clueless to the fact that everyone knows he is really Prince Dan. Prince Dan’s transforming process is simply changing his clothes while reciting “Gone, Gone, Prince Dan. Watch out evil, here comes Man-Man.” His mantra is another comic reference to the DC comics character, Etrigan the Demon.
Powers and abilities
Man-Man has Olympic level strength and stamina. He has no extraordinary powers.
Man-Man’s friends include Hawk Witch, Man-in-armor, and Dorko. These characters are also parodies of Masters of the Universe characters.
Man-Man’s primary nemesis is Turtletor, who is really The Yellow Skull.
1. “He-Man.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-Man.
2. “Etrigan the Demon.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etrigan_the_Demon.