RELEASE PERIOD : AUGUST 2016


The Disasters of the Universe (DotU) Series 1 set was released the first weekend of August during the 2016 GPK Convention in Vegas. The entire set was created by artist Mark Pingitore who sketched and painted all nine characters to create an eighteen, twin-card parody release poking fun at the Masters of the Universe comic and cartoon franchise. After the convention ended any remaining stock of the first print run of 100 sets, containing one asterisk (* © 2016 MARK PINGITORE PRTD. IN U.S.A.), was posted to his Magic Marker Art website along with DotU t-shirt merchandise and 'SOLD OUT' soon thereafter. A second print run of 200 sets, containing two asterisks (** © 2017 MARK PINGITORE PRTD. IN U.S.A.) was posted for sale on January 5th, 2017 along with an ADAM N. EVIL enamel pin. Also on January 5th, the DotU Series 2 first print run (* © 2017 MARK PINGITORE PRTD. IN U.S.A.) cards of 200 sets was released containing an additional nine characters to add to the Disasters of the Universe universe, numbering 10a/b thru 18a/b. On June 22nd, the DotU Series 3 first print run (* © 2017 MARK PINGITORE PRTD. IN U.S.A.) of 200 sets was released containing an additional nine characters to further add to the Disasters of the Universe brand, numbering 19a/b thru 27a/b along with a Horrorible Kids enamel pin and DotU starter bundle. The 'PEEL HERE' vinyl stickers have an ingenious Castle Grayskull-esque die-cut with the first sideways version found in the second release. Pingitore's titles (Horrorible Kids, Slop! Culture Kids, G.I.JOKES, Mutagen Canister Kids et cetera) and products are wonderfully influenced by the 80's nostalgic toy and cartoon era.



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  1a ADAM N. EVIL
~ Nomenclature = word play of 'Adam and Eve'; the first man and the first woman mentioned in the Book of Genesis and the New Testament.
~ He-Man description: Adam – Prince Adam (who becomes He-Man) is heir to the Eternian throne and Castle Grayskull after his father, King Randor.
def'n: Evil – Harmful; wicked. Malicious and malevolent.
 

1b CLASHED KELDOR
~ Nomenclature = the name Keldor with the K-sounding word 'clash(+ed)'.
~ He-Man description: Keldor – "brother" of King Randor who becomes disfigured and proceeds to 'turn into' Sketetor. The archenemy of He-Man.
def'n: Clash – A violent confrontation or conflict; battle, skirmish, encounter. A mismatch of colors.

 

GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the divided Garbage Pail Kids images for OS2 cards 81a Split KIT and 81b Mixed-Up MITCH painted by artist John Pound and OS3 cards 118a Half-NELSON and 118b Glandular ANGELA finished by Mae Jeon based off of Pound artwork.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, He-Man holds his half of the Power Sword (aka Sword of Power/Grayskull) and Skeletor holds his magical Havoc Staff.



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2a BEAST MANUEL
~ Nomenclature = 'Beast Man'.
~ He-Man description: Beast Man – Skeletor's right-hand (beast) man; known for his brute strength and control over wild creatures (beasts). A later repaint for the Moss Man figure within the toyline.
def'n: Beastman – A savage or brutal individual. British. Herdsman.
def'n: Beast – An animal, especially a large or dangerous one. An animal as opposed to a human.

 
2b FERAL DARRYL
~ Nomenclature = rhyme; the name Darryl with the word 'feral'.
~ He-Man description: Teela (aka Tee-La) – Captain of the Royal Guard at the palace of Eternos (Castle Grayskull). Protector of Prince Adam of Eternia.
def'n: Feral – An animal in a wild state; untamed, undomesticated. Resembling a wild, undomesticated animal.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 116a Eerie ERIC and 118b Berserk KIRK painted by Tomas Bunk, but more specifically, it is based off of Pound's original tight pencil sketch where the werewolf is carrying body parts.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Beast Man carries Teela's decapitated head. The dismembered arm has been replaced by Beast Man's string whip.


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  3a TWO BRAD
~ Nomenclature = Two-Bad; a word play of 'too bad'.
~ He-Man description: Two-Bad – A two-headed is two evil warriors sharing the same body; Tuvar (blue side) and Baddrah (purple side).
def'n: Two – A total that equals one and/plus one.
def'n: Bad – Someone that is awful, deplorable, terrible, et cetera.
def'n: Too bad – Something regrettable and beyond retrieval.
 
3b SETH LOATHING
~ Nomenclature = Self-loathing (aka self-hatred).
def'n: Self-hatred – An extreme dislike or hatred of oneself (or twoself).
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 49a Double HEATHER and 49b Schizo FRAN (along with the name change 49b FRAN FRAN) painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Two-Bad, sans shield, holds a similar fighting stance and the image retains the three red stars, black eye, bandage and motion lines.


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  4a STINK CORY
~ Nomenclature = 'Stinkor'.
~ He-Man description: Stinkor (aka Odiphus) – A villainous 'master of odors' capable of releasing a toxic, debilitating odor.
def'n: Stink – To have a strong, unpleasant smell. informal. Abhorrent or despicable.
 
4b ODIOUS OWEN
~ Nomenclature = The name Odious to go with the word 'odious'.
def’n: Odious – To be highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting. Causing hatred.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 70a Bad Breath SETH and 70b Foul PHIL painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Stinkor, sans shield, appears in a similar sitting position and the image retains the dead daisy flower in pot and the clothespin pinching the nose.


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  5a FAKE BLAKE
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Blake with the word 'fake'.
~ He-Man description: Faker (aka "He-Man") – A robot impostor created by Skeletor as an evil duplicate of He-Man for impersonation purposes. A repaint of the He-Man figure within the toyline.
def'n: Fake – A person or thing that is not genuine; a sham. Imitation; reproduction; replication.
 
5b DEE COY
~ Nomenclature = 'Decoy'.
def’n: Decoy – A person or thing used to mislead or lure an animal or person into a trap.
def'n: Shadow – An evil counterpart. The dark side of the hero.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS14 cards 572a Fake JAKE and 572b Sham SAM painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Faker, sans sword, appears in the same stiff position with a shadow character replacing the luring monster.

~ Coincidentally, my caricature was painted like this character by Pingitore for the 2014 C2E2 GPK UG Convention in Chicago (I was present but absent for the photo).



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  6a BUZZ SAW
~ Nomenclature = 'Buzz Saw' Hordak.
~ He-Man description: Hordak (aka Hec-Tor Kur) – A former mentor of Skeletor from Horde World. The 'Buzz Saw' Hordak action figure with saw blades housed within chest cavity is a rare and sought after collectors item.
def'n: Buzzsaw – Another term for circular saw. A power saw with a rapidly rotating toothed disk.
def'n: Saw – A tool consisting of a tough blade.
 
6b HORDE DAX
~ Nomenclature = 'Hordak'.
~ He-Man description: Hordak (aka Hec-Tor Kur) – The leader of the Evil Horde. The arch nemesis of She-Ra, He-Man's twin sister.
def’n: Horde – A large group of people.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ None.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, the character depicts the Hordak action figure that apparently does not have the 'housed within chest cavity' saw blades.


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  7a TRAP JAW PAUL
~ Nomenclature = semi-Rhyme; the name Paul with the words 'trap jaw'.
~ He-Man description: Trap Jaw (aka Kronis) – A cyborg member of the Evil Warriors with a robotic arm and a sharp-toothed jaw.
def'n: Trap – An object for catching prey, consisting of spring-operated steel jaws with sharp projections that clamp shut.
 
7b COMPACT EARL
~ Nomenclature = 'Compactor'.
def’n: Compactor – A machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of material such as waste. A trash compactor.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS5 cards 186a Iron-jaw AARON and 186b JEAN Machine painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Trap Jaw, sans sword, appears in the same position but is found full-bodied.


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  8a VILE LYN
~ Nomenclature = The name Lyn to go with the word 'vile'; sounds like 'violent'.
~ He-Man description: Evil-Lyn (aka Kronis) – A member of the Evil Warriors. A repaint of the Teela's figure within the toyline except for the head mold and accessories.
def'n: Vile – Morally bad; wicked. Extremely unpleasant.
def'n: Violent – Unpleasant and destructive. With hurtful intentions.
 
8b EVIL EVE
~ Nomenclature = The name Eve to go with the word 'evil'.
~ He-Man description: Evil-Lyn (aka Evelyn Powers) – An evil warrior goddess and arch nemesis of Teela possessing magic skills.
def’n: Evil – Harmful; wicked. Malicious and malevolent.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ None.


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  9a MER MANNY
~ Nomenclature = 'Merman'.
~ He-Man description: Mer-Man (aka Squidish Rex) – Commands sea creatures and a thrall to Skeletor (ruler of Snake Mountain). Is part of the Evil Warriors group.
def'n: Merman – The male equivalent of a mermaid. A mythical half-human sea creature with the head and trunk of a human and the tail of a fish. Usually depicted as beautiful.
 
9b GILLED GIL
~ Nomenclature = The name Gil to go with the word 'gill(+ed)'.
def’n: Gill – The paired respiratory organ of fishes and some amphibians where oxygen is extracted from moving water. To gut or clean (a fish).
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 108a Smelly SALLY and 108b Fishy PHYLLIS painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Mer-Man, sans toyline sword but with cartoon trident weapon, appears in a similar seducing and seductive position.






  10a SPIKEY MIKEY
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Mikey with the word 'spike(+y)'.
~ He-Man description: Spikor (aka Kleffton) – A member of the Evil Warriors that wears magically fused razor-sharp spiked armor that's fused to his body.
def'n: Spiky – Having many spikes or sharp projecting points.
 
10b SHARP WHITNEY
~ Nomenclature = 'Sharp-witted'.
def’n: Sharp-wit – Having or showing keen intelligence or discernment; to think quickly and effectively.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS8 cards 321A Squashed JOSH and 321B Squoze ROSE painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Spikor, sans spiked club but with trident arm weapon, appears in the same sticky situation, but unlike its GPK counterpart, the character is unharmed and the hand is harmed instead.


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  11a ARMED MANNY
~ Nomenclature = 'Armed man' or 'man-at-arms'.
~ He-Man description: Man-At-Arms – Has the governmental role of advising the current King of Eternia and the Royal Guard on military affairs.
def'n: Man-at-arms – A soldier, especially one heavily armed and oftentimes mounted on horseback.
 
11b DECKED DUNCAN
~ Nomenclature = The name Duncan to go with the word 'deck(+ed)'.
~ He-Man description: Man-At-Arms (aka Duncan) – Man-At-Arms is the primary military title of Duncan. A master of all weapons.
def’n: Deck – To be decorated or adorned. informal. To knock someone to the ground with a punch.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS1 cards 41a Mean GENE and 41b Joltin' JOE painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Man-At-Arms in is a similar mirror pose with a plethera of weapons.


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  12a PARA KATE
~ Nomenclature = 'Parakeet'.
~ He-Man description: Sorceress of Castle Grayskull (aka Teela Na) – The mother of Teela that is imbued with magical abilities by the Pool of Power. Provided Prince Adam with the Sword of Power to become He-Man.
def'n: Parakeet – A small parrot with predominantly green plumage and a long tail.
 
12b CAGED PAIGE
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Paige to go with the word 'cage(+d)'.
~ He-Man description: Sorceress of Castle Grayskull (aka Zoar) – She can become Zoar ('soar'), a falcon, and communicate telepathically. Bestowed the Sword of Protection to Princess Adora, Prince Adam's twin sister, to become She-Ra.
def’n: Cage – A structure of bars in which birds or other animals are confined.
def’n: Soar – To fly or rise high in the air.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS6 cards 234a HARRY Canary and 234b BURT Cage painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Zoar is in squatting, perched position and pooping.

~ Artist Brent Engstrom also worked on a similar version for the Prime Slime Trashy TV set for Comic Book cards 3a Hawk MANNY and 3b Caged CARTER; a parody of DC Comics Hawkman (Carter Hall).


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  13a HISSY FIT KIT
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Kit with the words 'hissy fit'.
~ He-Man description: King Hiss (aka King Hssss) – The villainous king of the Snake Men group who sheds his skin to reveal snakes. Eventually defeated by Hordak.
def'n: Hissy – noun. Hissy fit. An angry outburst, a fit of temper, a paroxysm of rage or a tantrum.
 
13b MOLT TIM
~ Nomenclature = 'Molt(+ing)'.
def’n: Molt – To shed the skin (of a snake) to make way for new growth. Known also as sloughing or ecdysis; the process of shedding old skin (in reptiles).
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS4 cards 132a Bony TONY and 132b Unzipped ZACK painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, King Hiss is full bodied and holding his snake staff; instead of exposing a skull, the villain exposes his inner snake.


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  14a MEK A. NICK
~ Nomenclature = 'Makaneck'; sounds similar to 'mechanic'.
~ He-Man description: Mekaneck (aka Orius) – The 'human periscope' spy for the Heroic Warriors group. Cybernetically enhanced to extend his neck and has telescopic vision.
def'n: Neck – The part of a person's body connecting the head to the rest of the body; longneck.
def'n: Mechanic – A person who repairs and maintains machinery; a manual laborer or artisan.
 
14b PERRY SCOPE
~ Nomenclature = 'Periscope'.
def’n: Periscope – An apparatus consisting of a tube attached to a set of mirrors (or prisms) by which an observer can view long distances.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ Althought no specifically modeled after, the character is reminiscent of the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 91a BLAKE Flake and 91b Hippie SKIPPY painted by Tom Bunk.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Mekaneck is holding his club weapon rather than a guitar; both images have a similar background color and both characters have unconscious iconography above their heads displaying their stunned, comatose states.


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  15a CLAW PHIL
~ Nomenclature = 'Clawful'; a word play on 'handful'.
~ He-Man description: Clawful (aka "claw click sounds") – A hybrid between a man and crustacean with large, life crushing, sharp claws.
def'n: Handful – The amount that fills the hand (claw). A 'person' who is very difficult to deal with or control.
 
15b CRABBY PATTY
~ Nomenclature = 'Crabby Patty'; a popular burger served at the Krusty Krab in Bikini Bottom within SpongeBobia.
def’n: Crabby – Irritable; bad-tempered; cantankerous; grouchy; testy; crusty.
def’n: Patty – A small flat cake of minced or finely chopped food, especially meat.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for the GIANT card #8 'Take a GPK to Lunch!' painted by John Pound and originally intended for the OS1 set.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Clawful is laying on the same platter, but a dish of butter replaces most of the 'salad' on the serving tray and the giant claw and face becomes the focal point of the image rather than the apple and head.


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  16a BUZZIN' BEA
~ Nomenclature = 'Busy bee'.
~ He-Man description: Buzz-Off (aka Tzzzztzzz zzTTTzz) – A humanoid bee and part of the Heroic Warriors that's capable of flight; the 'spy in the sky'. Belongs to a race of Bee People from the Mystic Mountain; leader of the Andreenids.
def'n: Busy bee – informal. An industrious person; diligent and hard-working. Unflagging; untiring.
def'n: Bee – A honeybee.
 
16b JOAN DRONE
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Joan with the word 'drone'.
def’n: Drone – A low continuous humming sound. A male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS1 cards 39a Buggy BETTY and 39b Green JEAN painted by John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Buzz-Off is in the same flying (or hovering) position and holding a honey dipper rather than his battle axe. The image contains the first textured 'back'ground.


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  17a MOD U. LUKE
~ Nomenclature = 'Module & Modulok'; sounds similar to 'made you look'.
~ He-Man description: Modulok – A member of the Evil Horde (without a bat emblem) was packaged as the 'evil beast of a thoursand bodies'. Created Multi-Bot.
def'n: 'Module' – Individual parts used to construct a more complex structure. Interrelated units.
def'n: 'Made you look!' – slang. An insult after making someone look at something.
def'n: Look – To direct one's gaze toward someone or something or in a specified direction.
 
17b DERRY AARON
~ Nomenclature = 'Derrière'.
~ He-Man description: Modulok (aka Galen Nycroft ) – A scientific genius; the name brings to mind Sir Arhur Conan Doyle's Holmes brothers; the detective Sherlock ('Lok') and Mycroft ('Nycroft') as well as 'Galen', a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire.
def’n: Derrière – informal. An euphemistic term for a person's buttocks. The rump of an animal.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ None.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, the character is made up of roughly 14 different modular pieces. The original Masters of the Universe figured came with 22 pieces that could be assembled to create over 1000 different monsters. A great 'Aaron' name!


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  18a WEBBY DEBBY
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Debby with the word 'webby'.
~ He-Man description: Webstor (aka Araneus son of Raknus) – A cross between a man and a spider belonging to the Evil Warriors clan. Has spider-like abilities and agility with a grappling hook.
def'n: Webby – Consisting of a web.
def'n: Web – A network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by it's spinnerets (in it's derrière) used to catch prey.
 
18b ITSY BETSY
~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Betsy with the word 'itsy bitsy (spider)'.
def’n: Itsy Bitsy Spider (aka Incy Wincy Spider, etc.) – A popular nursery rhyme and fingerplay that describes the adventures of a spider and a downspout or 'waterspout' of a gutter system.
def’n: Spider – An eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body containing fangs that inject poison into their prey; most kinds spin webs that capture insects. Suggestive of a spider.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 98a CHAROLOTTE Web and 98b DIDI T. painted by artist John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Webstor, sans grappling hook and gun, is in the same sticky sitution as it's GPK counterpart. The character only has six appendages instead of eight, but has four eyes and teeth compared to two each.






  19a LITE DWIGHT
~ Nomenclature = Lite-Brite; a light box toy with plastic coloured pegs first marketed in 1967.
~ He-Man description: Scare Glow (aka Karak Nul) – A skeletal ghost warrior with a solid, albeit translucent, body and whose bones emit a strong glow.
def'n: Light – To illuminate or provide with light (a natural agent that stimulates sight).
 

19b JOE GLOW
~ Nomenclature = rhyme; the name Joe with the word 'glow'.
~ He-Man description: Scareglow (aka 'the evil ghost of Skeletor') – Has the intimidating ability to frighten off his enemies with his eerie glow.
def'n: Glow – To give off a steady, radiant light. Incandenscense, luminescence.

 

GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the plugged-in Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 53a Jolted JOEL and 53b Live MIKE (similar outlet on floor) and OS11 cards 419a MEG-A-Volt and 419b Charged MARGE, both painted by artist John Pound; but instead of being electrocuted he's charging up his glowstick ability with his umbilical-like cord & socket.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Scare Glow is seen wearing his long purple cape and holding his 'Scythe of Doom'. Glow-in-the-dark capabilities have always been popular in toylines.



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20a GRIZZ LORI
~ Nomenclature = 'Grizzlor'.
~ He-Man description: Grizzlor – A wild man-beast that stalks prey at night, a mindless and savage killing machine and is affiliated with the Evil Horde.
def'n: Grizzle – A mixture of dark and white hairs, especially of fur.
def'n: Grizzly – A large race of brown bear. slang. Furry, thick bearded.

 
20b HAIRY LARRY
~ Nomenclature = rhyme; the name Larry with the word 'hairy'.
~ He-Man description: Grizzlor (aka Gur'Rull Gu'Rrooow Arrrk) – His abilities include his savage claws and his frightening ferocity. His only fear being the sight of his own gruesome visage.
def'n: Hairy – To be covered with hair, especially long and/or thick hair. informal. Difficult.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is humourously modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS1 cards 12a Furry FRAN and 12b Hairy MARY painted by artist John Pound who is seen holding a curling iron and can of hairspray.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, instead of his crossbow , Grizzlor is seen holding a blow/hair dryer and curling brush and has six more hair bows than the GPK character.


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  21a MEGA TORY
~ Nomenclature = 'Megator'.
~ He-Man description: Megator (aka Moleb the Demolisher) – A giant destroyer with super strength affiliated with both the Evil Horde and Snake Men factions.
def'n: Mega – Extremely large; huge.
 
21b GIANT WYATT
~ Nomenclature = semi-ryhyme; the name Wyatt with the word 'giant'
def'n: Giant – Being of very great size or force; gigantic in proportion.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ On sheer size and scale, the character is reminiscent of the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 44a SY Clops and 44b One-Eyed JACK painted by artist John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Megator, menacingly stands over a mini man holding his massive, spiked mace. The piece could have worked as well for OS11 cards 450a IKE Spike and 450b MASON Mace painted by Pound.


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  22a SY CLONE
~ Nomenclature = 'Sy-Klone' or 'cyclone'.
~ He-Man description: Sy-Klone – A blue-skinned cyborg and member of the Heroic Warriors, originally tagged as 'Heroic fist-flinging tornado' by Mattel.
def'n: Cyclone – A tropical storm and system of extremely strong winds rotating inward.
 
22b CHRIS TWIST
~ Nomenclature = rhyme; the name Chris with the word 'twist'.
~ He-Man description: Sy-Klone – Has the ability to spin at super-speeds and generate whirlwinds as well as spinning different parts of his body separately.
def’n: Twist – Rotate something around while it remains stationary. To form, bend, curl or distort the shape of something.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 68a OLIVER Twisted and 68b Dizzy DAVE painted by artist John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Sy-Klone, sans shield, has fully twisted himself into a dizzy spell; an unsteady state of wooziness or vertigo. A spin attack gone awry. A nice GPK-twist.


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  23a DORK OWEN
~ Nomenclature = phonetically; 'Orko'.
~ He-Man description: Orko (aka Gorpo) – The character was created specifically for the animated series for comic relief and later added to the toyline.
def'n: Dork – A dull, slow-witted or socially inept person.
 
23b MAGIC MARK
~ Nomenclature = 'Magic mark'-er.
~ He-Man description: Orko – His specialty is powerful, albeit unreliable, magic; plus, pulling a plethora of items out of his hat. Originally drafted as Gorpo, but renamed Orko for animation purposes; the 'O' instead of a 'G' in animation cels could be flipped due to symmetry.
def’n: Magic – The power of mysterious and/or supernatural forces.
def'n: Magic marker – An indelible felt-tip marker, usually with a wide tip. Artist Mark Pingitore's online store, Magic Marker Art.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ None.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Orko is seen holding onto a broken magician's wand; his magic (tricks) are known to go awry. The character is seen with strabismus-like eyes and a 'D' on his robes for Dorko or Disasters of the Universe.



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  24a DRAGS THOR
~ Nomenclature = 'Dragstor'.
~ He-Man description: Dragstor (aka Theydon) – A cyborg warrior associated with the Evil Horde organization. Fumes from his engine may produce noxious or toxic gas.
def'n: Drag – informal. Clothing more commonly or conventionally worn by the opposite sex.
def'n: Drag racing – A race between two or more cars over a short distance; acceleration test.
 
24b DEAN QUEEN
~ Nomenclature = rhyme; the name Dean with the word 'queen'.
~ He-Man description: Dragstor (aka Theydon) – His main 'accessory' is a cybernetic wheel and engine on his back that allows him to travel at super speed like a vehicle.
def’n: Queen – To behave in an unpleasant and superior way.
def'n: Drag queen – A man who dresses up in women's clothes; oftentimes for entertainment.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS1 cards 20a Swell MEL and 20b Dressy JESSE painted by artist John Pound; being a secret crossdresser as opposed to being a drag-queen and OS4 cards 135a ROCK E. Horror and 135b MARTY Gras also painted by Pound (with the shimmer and gleam of the stage lights).

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, the character depicts character Dragstor with his gas mask but without his crossbow; two sporting a ribbon/bow and all three wearing a pearl necklace.


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  25a NIN JORDAN
~ Nomenclature = 'Ninjor'; ninja.
~ He-Man description: Ninjor – A deadly martial artist typically armed with a katana, a bow and nunchaku weapon; a master of stealth.
def'n: Ninja – A person skilled in ninjutsu; a traditional Japanese art of stealth, camouflage and sabotage developed in feudal times for espionage and now practiced as a martial art.
 
25b SEAN OBI
~ Nomenclature = 'shinobi'.
~ He-Man description: Ninjor – A shinobi warrior whose in league with Skeletor and affiliated with the Evil Warriors faction.
def’n: Shinobi – aka ninja. A covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan whose functions also included infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 94a Bruised LEE and 94b Karate KATE painted by artist Tom Bunk.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Ninjor, sans shinobi weapons, appears in the same position and arm-smashing and cracking outcome as the GPK character, but is a red belt instead of a purple belt.


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  26a TONGUE LASHIN' TIM
~ Nomenclature = The name Tim to go with the words 'tongue-lashing'; 'Tung Lashor'.
~ He-Man description: Tung Lashor (aka Tung or Tung Lash) – A member of the Snake Men and Evil Horde factions. Has a long, sticky tongue used as a weapon.
def'n: Tongue-lashing – A loud or severe scolding.
def'n: Lashing – An act or instance of severe whipping.
 
26b TASTE BUD
~ Nomenclature = 'tastebud'.
~ He-Man description: Tung Lashor (aka Kasssher) – A She-Ra showrunner whose extended tongue is used like a tentacle or whip and coated with venom.
def’n: Tastebud – The cluster of nerve endings on the tongue that provide the sense of taste.
def’n: Taste – The sensation of flavor perceived in the mouth (by the tongue).
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS2 cards 48a Tongue Tied TIM and 48b MARTY Mouthful painted by artist John Pound.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, Tung Lashor, appears holding his tongue mid-whip chasing after a fly. Both tongues display bandages and knots, but only the GPK character has driven nails.


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  27a BATTLE RAMSEY
~ Nomenclature = 'Battle + Battering ram'.
~ He-Man description: Ram Man (aka "Krass") – A member of the Heroic Warriors clan with a flat-topped metal helmet and bulky and spring-legged action.
def'n: Battle – A sustained fight between large, fully equipped forces.
def'n: Ram – To crash violently against something. Short for battering ram.
def'n: Battering ram – A heavy object rammed against a door to destroy it.
 
27b WIDE WADE
~ Nomenclature = W name to go with the word 'wade'.
~ He-Man description: Ram Man – Coined the 'human battering ram' by Mattel; bounces using coil-like legs; hard head can ram through obstacles.
def’n: Wide – To be of great width. Broad, extensive, vast, spread out.
def’n: Wade – To splosh or plod slowly.
 
GPK FUN FACTS:

~ None, although, The background is a great gradient of pink and blue much like the Garbage Pail Kids image for the cards 118a Half NELSON and 118b Glandular ANGELA from the OS3 set; painted by Mae Jeon but modeled off of a John Pound piece of artwork.

~ For the Disasters of the Universe card, the Ram Man — half man, half can (possible cybernetic enhancements) is seen wielding his trusty ax and sporting a GPK-like skull belt buckle. The character's usual scowl is replaced by a smile; he's known to be a loner and to attack anyone that crosses his protected, barren land.

DEFINITIONS TAKEN IN PART FROM THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY + WIKI












1. One of the initial DotU images was posted online during March of 2015 as a final artwork commission piece for the He-Man/Skeletor mash-up characters followed in May of 2016 with a picture of Decal Stickers created for Pingitore's 'Slop Culture Kids' clothing line (t-shirts) that came free with purchase of an online order (no longer available). A Super Toy Con sneak peek Card Mock-Up was posted online prior to the first annual GPK Con in August of 2016 taking place in Vegas with a copyright line of '© MARK PINGITORE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED'.



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2. The DotU T-shirts were available for Pingitore's aforementioned Slop Culture Kids clothing line for most of 2016. Eighteen different T-shirts are still available for all twin-card images for Series 1 on Magic Marker Art's website.



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3. The online Promotional Material in the form of electronic pictures acted as ads for the Disasters of the Universe Series 1 with images of the round sticker label found on the future 'pack' backside for sealing purposes and a close-up of the 1a ADAM N. EVIL card seen on social media in late July and early August of 2016 prior to the GPK Con. The set was listed as $35 each; a great price when considering an independent release, vinyl material, die-cuts and a small profit.




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4. Various fan art can be found online for GPK-inspired He-Man Parody cards -- another officially released image was conceptually created by Adam White for his Craze One website. A commission painted by John Pound in January of 2011 and released as a clear 3.25" x 4" decal sticker within the 'Slime Time Snack Pack' and titled 'Wee-Man' and 'Smelletor'. After John Pound retired from commercial artwork around that period to concentrate on his 'code cartooning' artwork. Topps purchased quite a few of these commission pieces and printed as bonus cards within various GPK sets. The He-Man parody image was published within the Brand-New Series 1 set in October of 2012 as cards B4a He-MANNY and B4b Barbarian BRIAN. The same image was later released as a 11" x 14" poster card in July of 2014 at the San Diego Comic Con as card CC6a Eternal ADAM and online from the Topps Store as card CC6b He-MANNY.



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5. Along with the DotU Series 2 release on January 5th, 2017 an Enamel Pin of 1a ADAM N. EVIL was available for purchase for $10. This is not the first enamel pin released by Magic Marker Art; it's an impressive collectors item with the pin backing being an ingenius replica of the card back; albeit, downsized to pin-size. The pin color model was posted on social media promoting the upcoming product item that would soon be for sale.



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6. The online Promotional Material in the form of electronic sheets acted as ads for the Disasters of the Universe Series 2 in late December and early December of 2016 and 2017. The initial ad ran on Mark Pingitore's social media pages in Demember 2016 with the 'JANUARY 2017' tagline and the second preview ad was posted on the actual release date and the tagline now read 'NOW AVAILABLE'. The background showcases the same character sketches for the DotU3 ads.



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7. The Magic Marker Art social media pages showed images of packaged Disasters of the Universe Series 2 Packs with a circular sticker and was eventually used as the picture link for the sale of the set on the website. The circular sticker seen in the bottom left hand corner seals the protective wrap on the backside of the "pack". The set was listed as $35 each; a great price when considering an independent release, vinyl material, die-cuts and a small profit. The new nameplate colour for the release is yellow.



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8. On April 29th, 2017, the Magic Marker Art website posted a limited edition pack of 8 Magnets for $15.00 with a print run of only 150 per subject inder the Slop Culture Kids moniker. The 1st Series set contains four characters from the Disasters of the Universe set with castle die-cut, two characters from the Horrorible Kids set with tombstone die-cut and two characters from the G.I.JOKES set with dog-tag die-cuts. The cardboard packaging is modeled after a Topps GPK wrapper with the logo, a yellow background, 'STICKERS' in bold with a white background, a series announcement (starting after the OS1 set) and '5 STICKERS • 1 STICK BUBBLE GUM' printed at the bottom.




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9. Magic Marker Art (aka Mark Pingitore) took to social media on May 6th, 2017, to announce that sketches for Disasters of the Universe Series 3 had been completed and posting a Mock Up card. The artwork shows a tight sketch of card 19a Lite DWIGHT with a new purple nameplate and nomenclature that gives a shout-out to the magical screen toy line 'Lite-Brite'. The image is a parody of the Masters of the Universe 'Scare Glow' character using an umbilical-like cord to recharge his glow-in-the-dark bones. On May 24th, 2017, the mock-up card image was revealed.



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10. The Magic Marker Art social media pages started to tease collectors of the impending 3rd DotU parody release with two Color Rough sneak peeks. The partial images were revealed on May 12th and May 22nd for card characters #19 and #21, respectively.



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11. The online Promotional Material in the form of electronic sheets acted as ads for the Disasters of the Universe Series 3 on social media in early and late June of 2017. The initial ad ran on Mark Pingitore's pages on June 7th and had the 'JUNE 22, 2017' tagline and portrayed two of the previously sneak-peeked rough-color characters plus a new image. The second preview ad was posted on the actual release date and the tagline now read 'NOW AVAILABLE'. The background showcases the same character sketches for the DotU2 ads.



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12. The Magic Marker Art social media pages showed images of packaged Disasters of the Universe Series 3 Packs with a circular sticker and was eventually used as the picture link for the sale of the set on the website. The circular sticker seen in the bottom left hand corner seals the protective wrap on the backside of the "pack". The set was listed as $35 each; a great price when considering an independent release, vinyl material, die-cuts and a small profit. The new nameplate colour for the release is purple.



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13. The Magic Marker Art page posted a Disasters of the Universe Starter Bundle for sale priced at $80.00 on 06/22/2017 for a limited time only in conjuction with the DotU Series 3 release that very same day. The Bundle included: the DotU Series 1 set (second print run), the DotU Series 2 set (first print run), an ADAM N. Evil enamel pin and the Series 1 Magnet set.



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14. Magic Marker Art (aka Mark Pingitore) took to Instagram on June 13th, 2017 to post the color model image of an upcoming pin for the character of card 19a Lite DWIGHT to be realized as an Enamel Pin. Compared to the tight sketch and mock-up cards (pictured further above) the umbilical cord is not plugged in. The limited edition pin of 150 went on sale August 11th, 2017 for $10 and an image of the glow-in-the-dark special effect was posted the week leading up to the release.



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15. Mark's appreciation for parody and Garbage Pail Kids can be seen on his Magic Marker Art's website in the form of his personal mascot, a self-caricature modeled after OS2 cards 74a MARK Bark and 74b Kennel KENNY painted by John Pound. This would be the first 'Mark' name in the GPK canon; Pingitore's character is biting down on a No.2 pencil instead of a dog bone.



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16. Although well-versed in the Disasters of the Universe, the Magic Marker Art website also has a horrifically cool set titled Horrorible Kids for sale that is a parody of various horror films and the horror genre in general; a vinyl die-cut sticker set of thirty-six twin-card characters is available. Don't make a horrorendous mistake and miss out!









** DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE + HORRORIBLE KIDS + G.I.JOKES + MUTAGEN CANISTER KIDS **
** VARIATIONS ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST **



CARD NO.
CHARACTER NAME
SERIES NO.
ARTIST
1a
ADAM N. EVIL
1
MARK PINGITORE
1b
CLASHED KELDOR
1
MARK PINGITORE
2a
BEAST MANUEL
1
MARK PINGITORE
2b
FERAL DARRYL
1
MARK PINGITORE
3a
TWO BRAD
1
MARK PINGITORE
3b
SETH LOATHING
1
MARK PINGITORE
4a
STINK CORY
1
MARK PINGITORE
4b
ODIOUS OWEN
1
MARK PINGITORE
5a
FAKE BLAKE
1
MARK PINGITORE
5b
DEE COY
1
MARK PINGITORE
6a
BUZZ SAW
1
MARK PINGITORE
6b
HORDE DAX
1
MARK PINGITORE
7a
TRAP JAW PAUL
1
MARK PINGITORE
7b
COMPACT EARL
1
MARK PINGITORE
8a
VILE LYN
1
MARK PINGITORE
8b
EVIL EVE
1
MARK PINGITORE
9a
MER MANNY
1
MARK PINGITORE
9b
GILLED GIL
1
MARK PINGITORE
10a
SPIKEY MIKEY
2
MARK PINGITORE
10b
SHARP WHITNEY
2
MARK PINGITORE
11a
ARMED MANNY
2
MARK PINGITORE
11b
DECKED DUNCAN
2
MARK PINGITORE
12a
PARA KATE
2
MARK PINGITORE
12b
CAGED PAIGE
2
MARK PINGITORE
13a
HISSY FIT KIT
2
MARK PINGITORE
13b
MOLT TIM
2
MARK PINGITORE
14a
MEK A. NICK
2
MARK PINGITORE
14b
PERRY SCOPE
2
MARK PINGITORE
15a
CLAW PHIL
2
MARK PINGITORE
15b
CRABBY PATTY
2
MARK PINGITORE
16a
BUZZIN' BEA
2
MARK PINGITORE
16b
JOAN DRONE
2
MARK PINGITORE
17a
MOD U. LUKE
2
MARK PINGITORE
17b
DERRY AARON
2
MARK PINGITORE
18a
WEBBY DEBBY
2
MARK PINGITORE
18b
ITSY BETSY
2
MARK PINGITORE
19a
LIGHT DWIGHT
3
MARK PINGITORE
19b
JOE GLOW
3
MARK PINGITORE
20a
GRIZZ LORI
3
MARK PINGITORE
20b
HAIRY LARRY
3
MARK PINGITORE
21a
MEGA TORY
3
MARK PINGITORE
21b
GIANT WYATT
3
MARK PINGITORE
22a
SY CLONE
3
MARK PINGITORE
22b
CHRIS TWIST
3
MARK PINGITORE
23a
DORK OWEN
3
MARK PINGITORE
23b
MAGIC MARK
3
MARK PINGITORE
24a
DRAGS THOR
3
MARK PINGITORE
24b
DEAN QUEEN
3
MARK PINGITORE
25a
NIN JORDAN
3
MARK PINGITORE
25b
SEAN OBI
3
MARK PINGITORE
26a
TONGUE LASHIN' TIM
3
MARK PINGITORE
26b
TASTE BUD
3
MARK PINGITORE
27a
BATTLE RAMSEY
3
MARK PINGITORE
27b
WIDE WADE
3
MARK PINGITORE
CARD NO.
CHARACTER NAME
SERIES NO.
ARTIST






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