Poe & the Four Horsemen: How It All Began

I’d intended to post this on July 3, which would have been the tenth anniversary of the day I received the email below–but then I completely, utterly forgot. Better late than never!

I’ve saved every email I’ve sent and received since 1998. Until recently, most of them were just burned to a disc, but a few weeks back I dumped them all into a secondary Gmail account I created. While searching through them, I discovered this little treat.

Way back when the Millennium Masters of the Universe was first revealed, a lot of fans on He-Man.org were disappointed with the designs. The discussions could be intense–as online discussions often are–and I was one of the strongest defenders. Then, one day, I received this private message via the He-Man.org forums on July 3, 2001:

Hi, Poe.

We’ve been monitoring several message boards for quite a while now,
and we wanted to thank you for all of the support that you’ve given to
both us and the new Masters of the Universe line.

We’re really grateful to have people like you behind us, and we hope
to see you at the San Diego Comic Con.

Thanks again, and we’ll see you soon.


I didn’t make SDCC that year, but I did meet the Horsemen when I visited their studio that summer. To use yet another cliché, the rest, as they say, is history.


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  1. Thomas b

    Lucky Poe. All the 4H ever pm me about is to ask for pictures of my junk lol.

  2. dayraven

    that's all it took eh? you're a cheap date poe. 😉

  3. -R.

    Cool. It's like you're "one of us" but you hang out with "them" and come back and tell us all the cool stuff.

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