A curious Bow goes exploring in Etheria’s Dark Forest, and is assaulted and captured by Catra. Kowl flies for help, and, speaking totally in rhyme, tells Adora about Bow. Quickly changing into She-Ra, she races to the scene of Bow’s abduction, finding only a cryptic clue: a scrap of fabric bearing strange runic symbols. This they take to the wise old Wizardess. She presents She-Ra with a jeweled lens, which magically translates the symbols into a map disclosing Catra’s location. While this is going on, Catra reveals to a bound Bow her sinister plans for his future, ruling at her side as all Etheria kneels before her. When Bow refuses, and tries to escape, Catra casts a spell to enslave his heart to her forever. As Bow cries out in agony, She-Ra bursts in and, thinking quickly, produces a small box. She-Ra defies Catra, claiming to have taken Bow’s heart for her own. When a furious Catra makes a lunge for the box, She-Ra grabs Bow and makes a run for it. Back at the Crystal Castle, Bow confesses that Catra could never have taken his heart, for it already belongs to Adora.
1985, Series 1.Packaged with Bow and Kowl
The comic was also available asGerman/Italian bilingual version in Europe:
"Das Geheimnis der Schriftzeichen" (German)
"Il Mistero dei Simboli nascosti" (Italian)
0007-5670UK/French bilingual version in Europe:
"The hidden Symbols Mystery" (UK)
"Le Secret des Symboles mysterieux" (French)