Feature story 1: "War against the Spiders"
He-Man finds a mind crystal that Man-At-Arms needs for an experiment. He takes the crystal to Man-At-Arms' lab in Viper Tower, where Man-At-Arms is using an enlargement ray on a spider. But the experiment doesn't work, so Man-At-Arms lets the spider free. The next day the spider is found by Mantenna in the woods, and takes it to Hordak so he can use it in an experiment. Hordak uses the spider to test an invention that should increase the intelligence of animals. But the experiment doesn't work, so Hordak lets the spider free. The next day, Skeletor is fighting against Stratos, and the spide crawls past the fight. As it does so, it is hit by an energy bolt from Skeletor's staff, and the effects of the two experiments conducted on it start to increase its size and intelligence. The giant spider scares Skeletor away, and Stratos attempts to fight it, but is caught in its web. He transmits a signal to Man-At-Arms, and Man-At-Arms and He-Man set out on Jet Sleds to track down Stratos. Meanwhile, the spider has dragged Stratos to a cave, where it has called to all the other spiders in the area. Stratos picks up some of the spider's thoughts, and finds that it intends to build a new spider army that will rule Eternia. He-Man and Man-At-Arms enter the cave and free Stratos, who explains to them what is happening. When they have left the cave, the giant spider starts to build its own machine, which will make the smaller spiders grow larger. Before long, it has a whole army of giant spiders. The spiders emerge from the cave and attack Buzz-Off, who goes and warns the other wariors at Viper Tower. They begin a huge fight against the spiders. But it doesn't take long for the spiders to overpower them and trap them all in their webbing. But then, the spiders all turn on their leader- the original giant spider- and imprsion him in their webbing! He chews himself free, but realises he stands no chance against the other spiders, and the heroic warriors offer to help him defeat the spider army. He chews the warriors free, and they set about finding He-Man so he can find a power source to blot out the mind control in the machine. They find He-Man just as a horde of spiders marches on Viper Tower, and they explain the story to He-Man. He-Man takes the ex-leader of the spiders to show him how the machine works. He puts the mind crystal in the machine, and it cancels out the effects and shrinks the spiders to normal size, decreasing their intelligence. The ex-leader is then taken to Prison Star, but plans to return someday and conquer Eternia.
Feature story 2: "Orko and the Genie"
Reprinted from issue #13 of the regular magazine.