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Princess of Power Magazine
Issue #5, Winter 1987.
couple of "Dear She-Ra" writers try their
hand at Princess of Power poetry, while an artist by
the name of Amy Marie Shira graces the page with a great
picture of Mermista. Miss Shira aspires to be an artist
for the magazine one day. In "The Best of Winter"
news section, the second airing of "He-Man &
She-Ra: A Christmas Special" is promoted.
Story: "Catra's Big Surprise"
Adora should never have let Spinnerella prepare the
invitations for the annual Winter Woodland Festival,
a Christmas-like celebration for all the people (and
animals) of the Whispering Woods. The dizzy gal has
been preoccupied trying to discover for whom the large,
mystery present prepared by Adora is intended to tend
to her duties properly, and a few names have been left
off the list! Of course, Catra (who herself was not
invited, either) is not one to let an innocent mistake
like this go unchallenged, so she slyly goads the neglected
creatures, the ants and the bees, into crashing the
joyous festivities. While the bees swarm, panicking
and dispersing the partygoers, the ants carry off every
scrap of food. In the confusion, a distraught Adora
sees Catra creep in and steal all the presents, carrying
them off on Storm. As the rebels and the remaining forest
creatures manage to salvage the celebration, an embarressed
Spinnerella realizes her mistake, and Adora leaves with
Spirit, to straighten things out with Queen Ant and
Queen Bee. This is a task for She-Ra, and soon, the
princess of power is pleading Adora's case before the
hurt and angry insect monarchs. Spinnerella, determined
to make right her error, vows to get the presents back
from Catra. Her friend Netossa joins her, and soon the
two are hot on Catra's trail. They discover her in a
distant part of the woods, overcome with cat-like curiosity,
about to tear into the large mystery present. Spinnerella
creates a diversion, surrounding Catra with a furious
whirlwind, while Netossa slips in and quickly bags all
the gifts, save the surprise package, in her netted
cape. She-Ra arrives, having made peace with the bees
and the ants, and apologizes to Catra for her having
been not invited to the festival, but comments that
others should be given a chance to correct their mistakes.
Catra is ashamed of her actions -- mainly because the
mystery gift was for her, and everyone at the party
would have been so jealous of her beautiful present,
a bridle for Storm, decorated with sparkling cats-eye
marbles. She'll never learn.
"Madame Razz Riddles" presents rhyming verses
written by Razz about her friends (and adversaries).
By crossing out the appropriate letters from a jumbled
line beneath each verse, you can tell if you've correctly
guessed who each one is about. "Come to Crystal
Castle" is a 2-page board game. Using buttons for
tokens and flipping a coin to determine how many spaces
to move, players must maneuver from the Whispering Woods,
past Crystal Falls, through the Kingdom of Snows, and
on to the Crystal Castle. But beware! Catra and Entrapta
lurk at inopportune places along the path. A "Magical
Mix-Up" has scrambled pieces of a picture of an
Etherian friend. By copying the misplaced parts in the
grid, the identity of the mystery character is revealed!
And a "Frosta Fun" puzzle rounds things out,
a crossword with a winter theme.
No poster in this issue, although the She-Ra/Netossa
cover makes up for it slightly. The only removeable
centerfold item this time is a sheet of Princess of
Power Holiday Gift Wrap, featuring repeating images
of She-Ra, Bow, Glimmer, Catra, Mermista, and Flutterina.
princess of power for this issue is Jordana Allen, an
11-year-old ballet star, who has danced the lead in
the New York City Ballet's "Nutcracker" production
two years running!