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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #4, 1986.
This issue's comedy strip features Orko going a bit
too far when trying to help King Randor lose weight.
Story 1: "Raiders From the Sky"
Hordak and Leech absorb the power of the Cat-Nik people,
in their small village. He forces the Cat-Niks to work
for him, and they build him a new flying fortress. He
advances it on Grayskull, which is being guarded by
He-Man, Mekaneck and Sy-Klone- but they can not fire
at Hordak, as they would risk hitting the Cat-Niks.
A mighty air struggle follows, and the three heroic
warriors combine their powers to fend off Hordak and
free the Cat-Niks. The Cat-Niks return to their village
and use the solar power fortress they built for Hordak
as their new power source.
A collection of non-He-Man related jokes.
Story 2: "Mountains From Space"
Evil-Lyn detects a shower of meteors falling through
space, and Skeletor uses his magic to divert them so
they head towards Eternia. He creates a mystic shelter
to shield Snake Mountain from the meteors, but the Royal
City and Grayskull will be destroyed. But Zodac warns
the Sorceress of a danger threatening Eternia from sace,
so the Sorceress calls He-Man to her aid, and he journeys,
with Roboto and Buzz-Off, to another world to observe
the threat from there. Buzz-Off spots the shower of
meteors heading for Eternia, so they journey back and
tell the Sorceress, who reveals that she has done her
own investigation and found that Skeletor is behind
the shower of meteors, and has shielded Snake Mountain.
The warriors journey there, but are unable to break
through the barrier, so Buzz-Off flies back to the city
to get more warriors. More warriors arrive to help,
but get no closer to breaking through. But things suddenly
turn their way when Skeletor and his warriors emerge
from Snake Mountain and destroy the barrier, mistakenly
believing the meteor shower is over- they mistook the
blasts from the heroic warriors for the falling meteors!
Realising that the meteors have not yet fallen, and
that they are now doomed without the barrier, Skeletor
cancels the spell and retreats angrily.
Story 3: "The Carpet of Chaos"
It is Cringer's birthday, but at his party, a spell
by Orko accidentally reveals a plot by Skeletor, who
has found the location of the powerful carpet of chaos.
Adam and Cringer become He-Man and Battle Cat, and together
with Moss Man, they set off to beat Skeletor to the
carpet. After a perilous journey to the well where the
carpet lies, Orko uses his magic to defeat Skeletor,
tricking him into draining the carpet's power.
(Three very original stories, and the first appearance
of the Cat-Niks, who would appear in many further issues
of the comic series. But... "carpet of chaos?")