The Elegance of Skeletor's Lair

In the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Skeletor lived in a dank and dreary base at Snake Mountain. It was a deeply unpleasant place. But that's a common experience. My first apartment was similarly small, bare, and located in a less that ideal neighborhood. It was hard to attract quality henchmen with it.

Once he defeated He-Man and took Castle Grayskull, he turned it into an estate befitting his social rank and ideal for relaxation after long days spent in governance. But he never forgot his origins. From the Battle Cat-skin rug to the commissioned painting of the old place at Snake Mountain, Skeletor remained comfortable in his memories of where he came from. Join him for a glass of warm brandy.

Artist Jason Edmiston has a gift for taking pop culture and adding a bit of humor. In the past, we've seen his images of Robocop as a cabbie and a hunting party from Planet of the Apes. He composed this painting for a limited edition print sold at the recent San Diego Comic Con.

-via Nerd Bastards

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