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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #5, 1986.
Story 1: "Hordak's Assault"
Hordak develops an anti-gravity device, which he intends
to use to levitate a mountain which he will drop upon
Grayskull. But first he must find a way to lift the
mountain from the ground. Meanwhile, Zodac warns He-Man
of an approaching threat to Grayskull. He-Man tells
the Sorceress, but just then the castle is attacked
by Hordak's troopers. Roboto and the Sorceress deal
with the troopers, while He-Man and Fisto follow Hordak,
who tricks He-Man into firing at the mountain, which
breaks away from the ground and starts to float towards
Grayskull. Fisto manages to bring the mountain down,
but the Horde force him and He-Man beneath the mountain,
so they will be crushed. But they underestimated He-Man's
strength- he lifts the mountain, and throws it onto
Hordak's trooper generator, reducing the troopers to
mere junk. Hordak flees, his scheme having failed.
The first letters page in the magazine. A Zodac-like
character called Scrollos answers the questions, and
in one answer he hints that He-Man is related to one
of the evil warriors! Could this be Skeletor/Keldor?
It is 1986, after all!
Story 2: "It's a Small World"
A scientist called Jodder, who lives in the howling
forest, develops a formula which can shrink any living
creatue. But an ape steals the potion, and takes it
to his master, Beast Man, who delivers it to Skeletor.
Skeletor decides to use it to shrink He-Man. He-Man
is currently at Jodder's cottage to help him find the
shrinking serum, but Skeletor breaks in and shrinks
He-Man. But He-Man grips onto Skeletor's belt and is
taken back to Snake Mountain with him- but Skeletor
sees him, and imprisons him in a sand timer where he
will be smothered by the sand. He then journeys towards
Grayskull in the Land Shark, with the imprisoned He-Man
beside him. But the shrinking effects are not permanent,
and He-Man quickly returns to normal size, drops the
serum over a cliff, and beats up Skeletor.
Story 3: "Glove of Globolah"
A team of archaeologists discovers the Glove of Globalah,
a mystical metal glove with power to rival Grayskull.
But it is stolen by Mantenna, who takes it to Hordak.
But Mantenna leaves the book of spells behind, which
is required to unlock the glove's power, so Hordak has
to journey back to the dig to find it. He manages to
steal it, and captures two scientists from the dig,
who he forces to reveal how the spells work. But when
Hordak uses the glove to attack He-Man, all the spells
go wrong, and he assumes the glove is useless and throws
it away. But He-Man catches it, and reveals that the
book Hordak stole was in fact a false one which the
heroic warriors conjured up, with all the spells in
reverse order. He-Man uses the glove to teleport Hordak
away, then commands it to go to Grayskull.
character Jodder would go on to be referred to in many
other stories, as there were many more stories that
dealt with size, that all stemmed from his original
potion in this issue.)