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Princess of Power Magazine
Issue #1, Winter 1986.
this initial issue of She-Ras magazine, the princess
of power takes quill in hand, to say hello and thank
you to all her friends. She welcomes our comments and
suggestions for upcoming issues, and closes with, of
course, "For the Honor of Grayskull!" A 2
page "Dear She-Ra" letter/fan-art page follows,
as She-Ra admirers from California to New York, ranging
from ages five to eleven, tell of their devotion with
pictures and the written word. Subjects discussed include
readers favorite friends of She-Ra, and how much
fun it would be to live on Etheria. One writer comments
what a shame it is that Catra isnt friendlier.
In "The Best of Winter" news section, a small
feature promotes the upcoming TV event, "He-Man
& She-Ra: A Christmas Special."
Story: "A Storm in Etheria"
Bow promises Adora and Glimmer to keep Spirit clean
while walking the freshly groomed horse through the
Whispering Woods. He is waylaid by Catra, who screams
that Adora is in danger. By the time that Bow figures
out that shes lying (his heart is not pounding
sympathetically, as it always does when Adoras
in trouble) Catra has stolen Bows quiver and longbow.
Bow chases her, and while the tricky she-cat eludes
them, both horse and rider wind up a brambled, muddy
mess! Bow and Glimmer quarrel over Bows broken
promise, and he stalks off angrily, as an approaching
storm threatens on the horizon. Adora speaks with Glimmer,
convincing her to go find Bow and apologize, lest this
small argument jeopardize their friendship. While Adora
bathes Spirit at the river, Catra makes more trouble,
striking with sleeping powder taken from Bows
quiver, leaving Adora unconscious, as the windstorm
gusts perilously nearer. But while making good her escape,
Catra accidentally scratches herself on Bows love
arrow, and becomes overcome with concern for Adora.
Happening across a reconciled Bow and Glimmer, Catra
returns Bows stolen archery equipment, and alerts
the two to Adoras plight, then slips away, baffled
at her own behavior. Suddenly, Bows pounding heart
reveals that Catra was telling the truth this time!
As the violent tornado whips around them, Bow and Glimmer
locate Adora, and revive her with a second dose of Bows
sleeping powder. The group runs for the safety of the
Crystal Castle, but Adora deliberately falls behind,
and raising her sword, becomes She-Ra! She and Swift
Wind soar into the storm, and flying counter to the
raging winds, disperse them. Back at the Crystal Castle,
Adora and Spirit find Bow and Glimmer, working together
to clean up the debris caused by the storm. Theyve
realized the importance of their friendship, and each
promises to be more understanding the next time something
goes wrong between them. The friends set out to celebrate
the passing of the two storms with an afternoon picnic.
Kowl explains the nature of "Lyrical Limericks,"
spinning A A B B A verses about Adora, Glimmer, Bow,
and Catra. Glimmer tries to find her way through the
"Crystal Castle Maze," to reach the terrace
in time to watch the Etherian sunset with Adora. In
the "Madame Razz Party Puzzle," a word search
grid contains words pertaining to needs for a party
at the Crystal Castle, as well as names on the guest
list. A "Winged Rescue" dot-to-dot reveals
a picture of Swift Wind.
Poster #1 is a scene of She-Ra, her sword raised, flying
Swift Wind across a sweeping panoramic view of Etherias
sky. The Crystal Castle emerges through the clouds in
the distance. Poster #2 is a glorious group shot of
the entire year one cast, against a backdrop of clouds.
An interesting mix, the characters are drawn as per
Filmation, but colored as per Mattel. In keeping with
this synergy, the combined Crystal Castle stands in
the background, featuring the golden Crystal Castle
Tower (from the show) perched atop the pink Crystal
Castle building (like the toy). All things to all people.
princess of power for this issue is Kelly Michelle of
Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1986, she was the youngest
sports director in the country, with her own sports
report broadcasts on WROR-FM, a radio station out of