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of the Universe Magazine
UK. Issue #68,
Orko is entertaining some kids with his tricks- but
ends up frightening them away with his 'cut in half
box' trick in this issue's comedy strip.
Story 1: "Fatal Attraction"
This story introduces many new characters, though sadly
most only appear in the background. Evil-Lyn has created
a new love potion which will make Man-At-Arms fall for
her and convert him to the side of evil. She casts a
spell on Man-At-Arms, and he instantly falls for her
and they spend hour after hour together. When Orko sees
them together, he is shocked and rushes to tell Prince
Adam. When Adam asks Man-At-Arms about why he has been
seeing Evil-Lyn, he snaps back aggressively, saying
he has fallen in love with her! Meanwhile, Evil-Lyn
reports back to Skeletor, who develops a plan to lure
Man-At-Arms to Snake Mountain. He calls Blade forth,
and tells him to give Man-At-Arms a note from Evil-Lyn,
saying that Skeletor has imprisoned her in Snake Mountain.
Blade does so, and delivers the note to Man-At-Arms.
But Adam is spying on them, and he changes to He-Man
and springs forth! (cont'd in next part)
This issue's master mail features a letter from Aidan
(yes, honestly!) asking how King Hiss grew snakes in
his body! Yes, Aidan hadn't quite figured that the human
form was only a disguise yet! But then, he was only
Story 2: "Fatal Attraction", Cont'd
He-Man tries to warn Man-At-Arms that the evil warriors
are trying to trick him, but Man-At-Arms, driven mad
by his love for Evil-Lyn, knocks He-Man down with his
club, then runs off to Snake Mountain to rescue Evil-Lyn!
He-Man and Orko follow him to Snake Mountain. Both Man-At-Arms
and He-Man battle several evil warriors along the way.
He-Man sees Jitsu (who Orko mistakenly calls 'Fisto')
and Scare Glow on a precipice, but He-Man knocks them
out! (cont'd in next part)
Story 3: "Fatal Attraction", Cont'd
Man-At-Arms makes it to the heart of Snake Mountain,
where Evil-Lyn is imprisoned in chains. As he ascends
some steps to rescue her, Skeletor zaps him with his
staff, and Man-At-Arms tumbles down the stairs, falling
unconscious at the bottom! Just then, He-Man and Orko
arrive, and they defeat Skeletor and rescue Man-At-Arms,
just as he regains control of his mind. They go back
to the Royal Palace, where Man-At-Arms feels a complete
fool for loving Evil-Lyn, and can't believe the effect
the spell had on him! Adam suggests Orko entertain them
with a spell, but Man-At-Arms says he has had enough
spells to last him a lifetime!
A trivia quiz, which asks ten questions about heroic
warriors, and ten questions about evil warriors, and
you have to work out which warrior the question refers
to. Rotar gets his only ever mention in the comic on
this page, as the answer at the bottom of the page,
to the question "which heroic warrior can twist
at super-speed" is "Sy-Klone or Rotar."
(This is a great issue, and not just because Aidan's
name appears in it! The story about Man-At-Arms falling
for Evil-Lyn is simply classic! Characters like Saurod,
Blast-Attak, and Ninjor all appear in the background,
it's a shame they couldn't have been given proper roles,
but it's still great to see them!)