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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #34, 1987.
This issue's strip features Orko having a spot of trouble
with a raincloud.
Story 1: "Battle of the Cats, part 1"
Beast Man is lazing about in Snake Mountain, when Panthor
arrives and tells him to get moving, so Skeletor can
send him on a mission. But Beast Man uses his power
over animals to put Panthor to sleep. However, Skeletor
sees what happens, and enters the room- so Beast Man
quickly thinks up an excuse, saying that he was just
testing his powers on Panthor to see if they would work
on a similar cat- Battle Cat! So Skeletor sends Beast
Man out to find Battle Cat, and Beast Man wakes up Panthor
then takes Two Bad with him to the Rainbow Ponds, where
he sends a telepathic message to Battle Cat. Meanwhile,
Adam and Cringer are walking through the woods, when
Cringer hears a voice in his head calling him to the
Rainbow Ponds, and he runs away to find them. Adam changes
into He-Man and follows him- but when he reaches the
Rainbow Ponds, he finds Cringer held captive by Beast
Man, who doesn't realise that Cringer is Battle Cat,
and thinks his spell has failed to work and called the
wrong animal. He puts Cringer under his power anyway,
just as He-Man emerges, to find both Panthor and Cringer
attacking him..... (cont'd in part 2)
In this letters page Steven Monarch from Sunderland
asks if Horde Prime is Hordak's brother. Thankfully,
the answer is no, and the comic ignores the ridiculously-insinuated
relationship between Hordak and his master from the
Story 2: "Battle of the Cats, part 2" (Cont'd
from previous story)
As Cringer attacks He-Man, He-Man lures him behind a
rock, and transforms him to Battle Cat, breaking Beast
Man's spell. Then He-Man and Battle Cat emerge to fight
Beast Man and Two Bad. Two Bad traps He-Man within a
stream of flame from a new weapon he has invented. He
then fires nega-water at Battle Cat to sap his strength.
But He-Man fires a bolt from his sword at Two Bad, knocking
the fire weapon from his hand. Two Bad's purple head
wants to get He-Man back, and fires a nega-water bolt
at He-Man..... putting out the fire stream. He-Man and
Battle Cat beat Beast Man and Two Bad up and they flee.
Story 3: "Roboto's Sacrifice"
Hordak has invented a new vehicle, called the Fright
Fighter. He sends Dragstor off to test it out. He attacks
a Wagon Train with the Fright Fighter, but Man-At-Arms
and Roboto see it, and divert the machine from the train.
Dragstor uses the Fright Fighter to damage the lasers
on the Jet Sleds, on which Man-At-Arms and Roboto are
flying. They are knocked inside a cave, where Roboto
lets Man-At-Arms use some of his robotic parts to repair
the lasers on the Jet Sleds. From the cave, they fire
at the Fright Fighter, and Dragstor retreats to return
it to Hordak.
(The story "Battle of the Cats" contains a
joke made by He-Man towards Beast Man and Two Bad, which
is also used in the cartoon episode "Visitors From