Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Whatever Happened to Sun-Man?

I've never seen a comic book, movie, or animated series about this character but I have seen an action figure . . . online. This is what I remember: Sun-Man fought the evil Pig-Face much like He-Man fought Skeletor. The similarities did not end there. Sun-Man seemed to have a variety of comrades each with unique and peculiar powers, again, like He-Man. In fact the only things that made Sun-Man worth remembering for me were his magical melanin skin and the story of how and why he came into being.

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14 comments:

Enna D'lor said...

just too cool! i dig.

ch555x said...

Good question. Though I never owned one, I do remember those ads and Jet and Ebony magazine way back when...

samax said...

http://mrasheed.com/sunman_storypage.html

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I remember almost buying some Sun-Man action figures from a K-Mart way back when. I wasn't sure, so we left the store. I then reconsidered, and begged my parents to take me back to get them. But alas, the store was closed. That was the first, last, and only time I ever saw any of those action figures. My loss, I suppose.

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Jedi Kunle said...

I have two Sun Man's and Pig Head, every Sun Man action Figure came with a comic book. Sun Man never carred a gun he had a sword. My Frist Sun Man I had since 1985 and is loose the other one is still in the box brand new so Pig Head. So heard to find any of these on line I would to get the whole set, just for the comics that they came with.

Bluntz said...

My mom use to sell sun man action figures in ny. for a lil while it was just sun man and pig face. at some point i remeber them adding a multi racial crew for sun man to role with. i might still have a box of them somewhere back home gotta check

Anonymous said...

Just cleaned out my attic and found several sunman book an autographed copy that was sent for for my son and two dolls. How about that!

Kevin said...

Yo, not only was there a Sun Man Doll, they had a actor, rather a real live SunMan who promoted the comic and doll line..when i find out who he is will let you know, he starred in some movies during that time period...I had a signed photo/poster of him and one doll..forced it on my nephew on some "black tip" and wound up losing it...anyway would like to purchase anything out there

delsean said...

Yes @ Kevin, there was an actor who promoted Sun Man. His name is Leon Stephenson. He appeared in Krush Groove, Beat Street. Also Cosby Mysteries.

Jedi Kunle said...

There is a photo of the whole team over here. It was ten of them all together.
http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4561004165/m/5581023516

katabazi said...

Yea mon, everything nice. Greetings to all the Sun Man fans. I am one and have been since 1985 when I purchased my one and only Olmec toy. Recently my Sun Man's sword disappeared. Is there anyone out there with an extra Sun Man sword? or one that you are willing to sell?
Katabazi

Unknown said...

I still have mine

Anonymous said...

Greetings All! JF here! I was the original artist for the Sun-Man mini-comic book back in 1985! I gotta say, it was a Great joy and honor to work with Ms. Eason and The Olmec Company. They really had a unique product! And here we are almost thirty years later, STILL talking about Sun-Man, Pig-Head and The Rulers of the Sun! FANTASTIC!!!