During io9's Concept Art Week, we saw the highest echelons of scifi illustration and design. Now that the week's come to a close, it feels right to ease you down to earth with some awesomely bad art...featuring He-Man.

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Of course, we love these stupendously ridiculous illustrations by famed He-Man artist Earl Norem, but it's not the same kind of love that Mossman feels towards Ms. Mossman or Man-E-Faces' first face feels for his third face. No, it's the fugitive kind of love you can only experience when you go to a Taco Bell drive-thru and — instead of a Nachos Grande — the clerk hands you a stack of Asia LPs and a snifter of gasoline. I have no idea what that means, but hey, you can't verbalize emotions this profound. This stuff would make Schopenhauer's head explode.

The below link has these prints in face-melting high resolution. If you're looking to test the strength of your marriage, just wallpaper your bedroom with these images. If your spouse doesn't leave you, you are soulmates.

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I'm kind of surprised they celebrate Christmas in Eternia. I always assumed He-Man was their Christ analogue.

[Toy Jesus via Nerdcore]


I had no idea He-Man and M.U.L.E. teamed up.


Boris Vallejo originally drew this scene, but all these men were naked.


Someday I will be forced to explain this scene to my grandchildren. Out of respect for this art, I hope I die before then.


Hordak is an alternate dimension version of Weekly World News' Bat-Boy who was adopted by Elton John. Oh yeah, Elton John is also an evil supercomputer.


He-Man's friends only hang out with him because he has really good pot.


Rodeos in Eternia are fucking epic.


He-Man is an utter lame-o, breaking up Skeletor's inaugural ninja-punching contest.


This is why NASA hoards all the best telescopes. Would you want the masses' philistine eyes sullying such a spectacle?