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Princess of Power Magazine
Issue #6, Spring 1987.
largest ever "Dear She-Ra" letters column
(3 pages) kicks off this, the final issue of She-Ra:
Princess of Power Magazine. Beginning in the Summer
of 1987, each issue of He-Man and the Masters of The
Universe Magazine would include a Princess of Power
Story, in an attempt to lessen the blow to crestfallen
She-Ra fans everywhere. Meanwhile, in this issue, She-Ra
fans discuss their myriad hobbies, such as puppetry,
collecting rocks and perfume bottles, and dancing and
art. Plus, a She-Ra fan receives fan-mail, as Amy Shira's
drawing of Mermista (from last issue) is praised by
another writer! A full-page "Coming Attraction"
article, preceding "The Best of Spring," presents
a "Masters of the Universe Movie Preview"
with photos and information on the upcoming film event.
Pictures of He-Man (Dolph Lundgren), Man-At-Arms and
Teela (Jon Cypher and Chelsea Field), Evil-Lyn (Meg
Foster), and Kevin Corrigan and Julie Winston (Robert
Duncan McNeill and Courteney Cox) are featured.
Story: "The Path to Nowhere" (apparently the
same path this magazine took)
Hordak and the Evil Horde are mentioned for the first
time in a She-Ra Magazine story, as Catra's role as
a Horde spy is touched upon. The story finds She-Ra
and Swift Wind, along with their new friends, the Star
Sisters, searching the perimeters of the Whispering
Woods for the secret trail that Catra has been using
to infiltrate the bastion of the Rebellion. Splitting
up to cover more ground, She-Ra and Swift Wind find
themselves stranded in the Woods of Despair, a desolate,
hope-draining forest. Only by raising her sword with
an invigorating burst of light, are horse and rider
able to move on, escaping a sure destruction. Meanwhile
elsewhere, the Star Sisters locate Catra's secret trail.
Standing taller than the trees, Tallstar also notices
Catra and Entrapta approaching from the direction of
the Fright Zone. Glory Bird flies to summon She-Ra,
who arrives with a plan. Working quickly, the team rearranges
the landscape, then goads the villains into chasing
She-Ra and Swift Wind down the newly-altered path. Once
out of their sight, Swift Wind takes to the air, while
Catra and Entrapta follow the trail, directly into the
Woods of Despair. Teamwork carried the day, as the combined
forces of She-Ra and the Star Sisters have managed to
banish Catra's evil plots from the Whispering Woods.
"Spring Secret" uses a pictorial code to spell
out a seasonal message from our Etherian friends. And
an "Across the Clouds" maze asks you to navigate
through a cloud-filled sky to reach the Crystal Castle.
A lovely Star Sisters poster graces this issue. The
girls (and Glory Bird) pose before a starry background,
and their secret origin is recounted at the bottom of
the scene: "Long ago, an evil sorceress, jealous
of the Star Sister's power, trapped them in a shooting
star, and sent them hurtling through space. They crash-landed
into Sky Dancer, and lodged within the mountain. There
they remained for many years, until, quite by chance,
She-Ra happened to be travelling up Sky Dancer by a
different route, due to heavy rains and a mudslide.
SwiftWind's hooves accidentally loosened the stone covering
the entrance to the Sisters' prison, and She-Ra discovered
this strange secret within the mountain. Upon her touch,
the crystal enclosing the Star Sisters melted away,
and She-Ra met four amazing new friends. Filled to bursting
with gratitiude, the Star Sisters and Glory Bird pledged
their eternal devotion and aid to She-Ra, the beginning
of a beautiful relationship!"
spring princess of power is Shannon Baker, champion
horse woman at age 13. Miss Baker has been riding since
age 3, and has placed second in the National Stock Seat
Medal Finals 2 years in a row!