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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #2, 1986.
The first of Orko's brief comedy strips which would
feature regularly in the magazines. This one features
him defending Eternos from Skeletor..... with a tennis
Story 1: "The Living Rocks"
He-Man and Man-At-Arms have been sent to the Shadow
Land, to investigate rumors of a fearsome creature stalking
the land. They are attacked by a gigantic monster, but
when they take refuge in a river, the creature follows
them by divinding into thousands of smaller creatures.
It reforms into one, and He-Man detects that it is made
from a kind of gem stone. He breaks the creature apart
with a vibrating sound from his sword, but then one
of the small creatures sends a mind signal to He-Man,
saying that they only attacked him because they were
under a spell by Skeletor to detract him from the Royal
City while he attacked it from a secret underground
base. They lead the heroes to the secret base, where
Skeletor is forcing the Mole-men to work for him. He-Man
frees them, and he and the mole-men fend off Skeletor's
droids, and Skeletor flees.
Story 2: "Hordak's Revenge"
Hordak makes a plan to lure both Skeletor and He-Man
to the Fright Zone, then force them into a deadly combat
which neither can win. Grizzlor lures Skeletor and Beast
Man to the Fright Zone, and Mantenna captures He-Man
and Man-At-Arms and imprisons them in the Fright Zone.
But He-Man and Man-At-Arms escape, and defend themselves
against Skeletor and Hordak, then both Skeletor and
Hordak blame their warriors for losing.
Story 3: "Skeletor's Champion"
Two Bad thinks up an idea to find a mighty champion
for Skeletor who could defeat He-Man. He suggests that
Skeletor holds a championship games for evil warriors
across the universe to enter. Skeletor decides the idea
is good and spreads word across the universe, and before
long thousands of evil warriors are making their way
to Eternia. Moss Man spies on some of the aliens as
they arrive. When the games begin, these two aliens
that Moss Man spied on appear to be doing particularly
well, and eventually they both win and Skeletor decides
to recruit them into his army. But then, they turn out
to be He-Man and Fisto in disguise, having been tipped
off by Moss Man, who helped them capture the real aliens
and take their suits. They defeat Skeletor, who returns
to Snake Mountain to punish Two Bad.
Enter the quest for the sacred stone of Mamod, using
a map and riddles. The prize is to win a BMX battle
bike and meet He-Man, who will present the winner with
their own Castle Grayskull.