Orko the Magician
At last! A mildly funny Orko strip after months of totally bland ones! This one features Orko rushing to the library to get a book on how to improve your memory back- only to find that he had forgotten the library was closed today!
Feature Story 1: "The Sword of Doom" (English translation of the German comic "Das Schwert der Verdammnis" from Ehapa)
The moons of Eternia are soon to align, and during the fateful hours, whoever gains the Klingsor, the sword of doom, will gain the same mystic powers as He-Man. Knowing that Skeletor and Hordak will go after the sword, He-Man and Orko set out to beat them to it! Skeletor and Hordak are indeed out to find the sword, together with their armies, and when they meet, they begin a tremendous fight! (cont'd in next part)
Some interesting letters in the Master Mail this fortnight... Scott Calwood asks if Horde Prime has a master or is he the ruler of all evil forces- the answer is that currently he has no master, and Andy Watson asks if Tung Lashor and Rattlor ever served Hordak- but the response ignores the cartoon and mini-comics and states that they never served Hordak.
Feature Story 2: "The Sword of Doom", Cont'd
Hordak and Skeletor decide to stop fighting, they have more chance of beating He-Man to the sword if they work together. When crossing a bridge, it collapses and Hordak falls- but Skeletor has no choice but to save him, knowing he needs Hordak's help to get past the obstacles in the way of the Sword of Doom. They leave their armies to wait until they return, and move onwards. He-Man and Orko are also moving on, and eventually they find the crystal shrine, where the sword lies! (cont'd in next part)
Feature Story 3: "The Sword of Doom", Cont'd
He-Man and Orko enter the crystal shrine, but Skeletor and Hordak are already there! So He-Man uses a blast from his sword to distract them, and they stop, confused, as He-Man rushes over and seizes the Klingsor. Just then, a stone slab from above begins to fall towards He-Man, but Orko casts a spell which causes it to miss its mark. But as it hits the ground, He-Man drops the sword- and Skeletor and Hordak leap towards it! Quickly, He-Man raises his sword in the air, and brings it crashing down on the sword of doom, shattering it at once. Skeletor and Hordak flee, and He-Man and Orko return home. King Randor congratulates them for doing so well on their mission.