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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #44, 1987.
This issue's Orko strip features the ancient joke about
mistaking a sea monster for an island.
Story 1: "Prison Star, part 1"
In the night sky above Eternia shines what looks like
a very bright star, but is in fact the reflected light
from a galactic prisonship called the Prison Star, where
the most dangerous criminals in the universe are kept.
Hordak plans to break into Prison Star and use the convicts
there in his Horde. So he travels up to Prison Star
and uses his Horde Troopers to break in, and finding
themselves under attack, the wardens send an alert call
to Eternia. It is picked up by the people at the Royal
Palace, who transfer it to He-Man, who is with Sy-Klone
and Snout Spout. They take the portal up to Prison Star,
which is already being overrun by the Horde. (Continued
in part 2)
This issue's letters page features questions about if
Kobra Khan eats flies (?), and the upcoming MOTU movie!
Story 2: "Prison Star, part 2"
He-Man, Snout Spout, and Sy-Klone fight against many
deadly criminals in Prison Star, who are at the command
of Hordak. Hordak gets the troopers to imprison the
heroic warriors with the electro-bonds used to tie up
the most dangerous criminals. He imprisons the three
of them in the electro-bonds, and drops them through
an opening in the ground, into space! (Continued in
Story 3: "Prison Star, part 3"
As He-Man, Sy-Klone, and Snout Spout float about in
space, Snout Spout uses some new powers of his to lift
them back towards the prison star ship, and the warriors
get back inside. However, they are surprised to find
the whole place extremely quiet, when it should be overrun
by Hordak's new army! They go to investigate, and find
the Horde battling against the criminals! It turns out
that the criminals all turned against Hordak and locked
him in the space dock, hoping to destroy him! So as
the Horde and the criminals are busy fighting, He-Man
releases the wardens, who were locked in the cells by
the criminals. The wardens overpower them all and lock
them back in the cells, and Hordak retreats with the