The first issue of the extra-large MOTU magazine, that printed new, longer stories as well as reprinting older ones from the regular magazine in full color.
Feature story 1: "Legend of Grayskull"Reprinted from issue #1 of the regular magazine.
Feature story 2: "Battle For Eternia"The first brand new story in the magazine. Kobra Khan visits King Hiss with a message from Skeletor, saying he wants the Snake Men to join him on the Haunted Heath. But the request did not come from Skeletor... but Horde Prime! King Hiss, Skeletor, Hordak and their armies all meet on the Haunted Heath. Skeletor and Hordak quickly begin to argue, and their armies start to fight each other- but then Horde Prime appears, shouts at them to cease, and explains that he has gathered them there because he is tired of their constant failures to take over Eternia. He has found out that the core of Eternia contains a special super-hot plasma, and he wants the three evil armies to help him steal the heart of Eternia. Meanwhile, He-Man, Stratos and Buzz-Off are racing across the skies (He-Man is on a Jet Sled, not flying physically) when Stratos and Buzz-Off race ahead and are shot down by the Horde, who catch them in a steel net. Leech then brings He-Man down with his suction power, and He-man starts to battle against the evil armies. But in the net, Buzz-Off manages to bite through with his sharp teeth, and he and Stratos escape and take the evil warriors by surprise. Then they rescue He-Man and carry him off to the Shifting Desert, where they explain to him Horde Prime's plan. Stratos draws a diagram in the sand, showing that they have built a Statis Tower capable of sending great loads into orbit around Eternia, and inside the tower is a drill which is digging towards Eternia's core, and will send the plasma shooting into space, where Horde Prime will collect it. The heroic warriors find where Hordak, Hiss and Skeletor are using the drill, and they spring a surprise on them and Stratos turns the drill on before it has had time to cool down after its last use. The drill therefore starts to melt down, the evil warriors retreat, and He-Man moves the drill to unblock the entrance to the shaft, and Stratos and Buzz-Off fly He-Man to safety as the tower explodes. Near the wrecked ground station, the evil warriors fear what Horde Prime will say to them after their failure, but get an even bigger shock when Grizzlor realises that they would have been destroyed along with Eternia if Horde Prime's plan had worked...
Puzzle: Battle SquaresTaken from one of the He-Man puzzle books. A game involving squares with He-Man or Skeletor.
Could you be a Master of the Universe?A selection of General Knowledge, Strategy and Intelligence questions to test the reader on how well he/she would do as a member of the Masters of the Universe.
Feature story 3: "Skeletor's Surprise"An account of the Horde's return to Eternia, reprinted from issue #1 of the regular magazine series.
(A good first issue- the new "Battle For Eternia" story would be a bit confusing for people who don't know much about MOTU- but then, this magazine is aimed at long-time fans! "Battle for Eternia" is a great story, it's good to see all the evil armies working together.