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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #52, 1988.
This issue's comedy strip has Orko messing up a spell
to do with light.
Story 1: "Meteor Menace"
Eternos is attacked by some very unusual enemies...
the Rock People! The Royal Astronomer explains that
they were on course until their path was blocked by
an eerie ray which came from Snake Mountain. So the
heroic warriors instantly set about cruising the skies,
using nets to catch the Rock Warriors as they shoot
towards the city. But then, a comet comes shooting directly
towards Extendar... (Continued in part 2)
More questions/answers about MOTU.
Story 2: "Meteor Menace", Cont'd
Extendar avoids the Rock Warrior by shrinking to his
normal size. Then, once all the Rock People are caught,
the heroic warriors land and wait for the Rock People
to recover. When they do, Stonedar's mind is cloudy,
and at first he mistakes He-Man for an enemy... but
then his memory suddenly returns, and he remembers He-Man,
and realises that Skeletor had put them under a spell.
In Snake Mountain, skeletor has become aware that the
meteors have not destroyed Eternos, but still believes
the Rock People's minds are clouded, and so they will
destroy the heroic warriors. Believing the heroic warriors
are occupied, Skeletor orders his army to march on Castle
Grayskull. But when they reach the castle, they find
the entrance guarded by a group of Rock People, and
heroic warriors, led by He-Man! Skeletor retreats, then
the Rock People set off for one of Eternia's moons,
which is to be their new home. Rokkon and Stonedar stay
on Eternia, to help He-Man.
Story 3: "Secret Files of Scrollos: Skeletor!"
Finally the Secret Files of Scrollos explains the origin
of Skeletor. In this story, Skeletor begins as a student
of Horde Prime, sent to the world of Academica, where
Hordak is to train him. Skeletor proves to be more evil
than Horde Prime had imagined, and quickly takes over
not only the entire planet- but the entire solar system!
When Hordak finds out, he realizes that Skeletor's evil
rivals his own. He continues to train him, but knows
he must keep an eye on him- Skeletor's secret desire
is to surpass Hordak and make him his slave. So he thinks
up a scheme, and leads Hordak to a world which is ruled
by science and logic. From the lifeless moon of this
world, Hordak prepares to launch an attack- but Skeletor
uses a spell to teleport away, and strand Hordak on
the moon! Impressed with him, Horde Prime sends Skeletor
to Eternia to conquer the world, while Hordak sets about
making a teleportation machine to get off the lifeless