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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #37, 1987.
Story 1: "Hide and Sneak"
Instead of the regular Orko strip, this issue features
a longer comedy strip starring Grizzlor and Mantenna,
playing a game of hide and seek- but of course, Mantenna
Story 2: "Dreams, part 1"
Prince Adam and Orko are going to a village where they
will entertain the children with a book of Earth fairy
tales. But they pass Grayskull on the way, and see a
strange light falling on the castle. Adam transforms
to He-Man, and he and Orko rush towards the castle,
but as soon as they reach it they know something is
wrong, as the castle doubles in size- and Orko's magic
senses that the castle is not Grayskull, but something
that has copied its shape. They go inside, and instantly
see all sorts of strange things- a group of dwarves,
a dish running away from a spoon, and a shoe with children
playing all around it! Then a beanstalk grows and He-Man
climbs it, suspecting that what they see has something
to do with the fairty tale book. (Cont'd in next story)
This issue's letters page features more questions and
answers about MOTU.
Story 3: "Dreams, part 2"
As they reach the top of the Beanstalk, He-Man explains
to Orko that somehow the fairy tales in the book they
have are coming alive. All the creatures they are seeing
inside the fake Grayskull are based on characters in
the book. They see an egg-shaped man falling off a wall,
then the king's horses and men rushing over to him,
and a wooden boy called Pinocchio, then a hare and a
tortoise in a race together! Orko remarks on how weird
the Earth stories seem, and thinks all the people on
Earth are mad! Then a strange force opens the book,
and thousands of strange creatures emerge. Then a fairy
goes up to He-Man, and explains that she is from a magical
race who travel through the universe looking for stories,
spreading dream-dust to help people tell fairy stories.
She explains that their dream-dust had almost run out,
so they travelled to Eternia to borrow some magical
energy from the planet. They travel in a ship of light,
and when they reached Eternia they copied the shape
of Grayskull for the ship. They borrowed some energy
from Grayskull to recharge their dreamdust, and their
magic reacted with the stories in He-Man's book, bringing
the images to life. They say goodbye, and take off to
find another planet to spread dream-dust to. As He-Man
and Orko find themselves back on land, they realise
they have left the book of fairytales in the lightship,
but He-Man deosn't mind, saying he will just tell the
children about the adventure they just had.
Story 4: "Snake Attack, part 2" (Continued
from previous issue)
He-Man, Sy-Klone and Roboto have been attacked by King
Hiss' Magna-snakes. They are helped by the Sorceress.
King Hiss, meanwhile, has used the eye of the serpent
to trace where the magna-snakes have gone, and he finds
them trapped in a glass box created by the Sorceress.
Rattlor frees them, and they are about to attack again,
but the Sorceress stops them. King Hiss just manages
to escape with the magna-snakes.
Story 5: "Manners Maketh Moss Man"
A brief comedy strip starring Moss Man.
"Dreams" story is cheesy in concept, but you
can't seem to help but really like the story.)