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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #55,
In this fortnight's comedy strip, Orko makes his head
vanish with some vanishing cream. In one panel, you
almost see him without his hat...
Story 1: "The Demon Brew"
Evil-Lyn manages to duplicate the shrinking serum developed
by the scientist Jodder in issue #5. Skeletor sneaks
into the Royal Palace and pours the serum into the Royal
Water supply. That night, Adam, Man-At-Arms, Teela,
Fisto, Snout Spout and Sy-Klone are having a special
meal, to celebrate Orko's anniversary of being on Eternia.
They are unaware that the water they drink is infected.
The next morning, they awake to find themselves shrunk
to the size of dolls! Adam just about manages to use
his sword to turn him to He-Man- but he remains doll-sized!
Skeletor then uses a special ray to transport the warriors
to the dungeon in Snake Mountain! (cont'd in next part)
This issue's letters page features a question from someone
confused over Roboto's origin, having seen the conflicting
versions in the cartoon and the minicomics. The response
is that the minicomic was right, the TV show told an
Story 2: "The Demon Brew", Cont'd
He-Man decides to investigate Snake Mountain, to find
a way of changing back. He drinks some water from Snout
Spout's trunk to shrink to an even smaller size, then
sneaks out of the dungeon and through Snake Mountain,
unnoticed. In the jail room, he finds a set of keys,
which he uses to unlock an electronic unit on the table,
and hides inside. The unit is one that Skeletor is using
to attack Eternos- but He-Man damages it, and emerges
just before Skeletor can use it, making Skeletor very
angry! (cont'd in next part)
Story 3: "The Demon Brew", Cont'd
Skeletor chases the miniature He-Man throughout the
room, but even in small size, He-Man is too fast for
him. He knocks a curtain on top of Skeletor, then he
is greeted by Zoar, who uses the power of Grayskull
to make him giant-sized. The giant-sized He-Man saves
his friends from the dungeon, picks them up, and carries
them to the exit! Along the way they come across Skeletor
and some of his warriors- but He-Man just kicks them
aside with his enlarged feet, and destroys the serum,
so the magicall effects wear off, and they all return
to their normal size. Back at the palace, they have
another special meal, this time with clear water!
Strip 1: "Break Down"
The first of two very short comedy strips starring Stinkor.
Strip 2: "The Boaster"
The second of two very short comedy strips starring
is a great issue- nice to see Jodder's serum being used
yet again- but the main story is let down by one fatal
flaw: the heroic warriors have their meal with Prince
Adam, with the water infected, and therefore Adam is
shrunk the next morning. But, when He-Man appears shrunk,
no-one becomes suspicious about why he is also small,
even though from what they saw, he never shared the
meal! And when He-Man himself states that they all shared
the meal last night, still no one is suspicious!)