Issue 72 - 1988
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Collection: UK - Masters of the Universe - Egmont Magazines (1986-1988)
Month: December
Year: 1988
Production Country: United Kingdom
Issue: 72
Language: English

Issue 72 - 1988
Issue 72 - 1988


The last issue of the regular MOTU comic series- from then on, readers could follow He-Man's adventures in the monthly Adventure magazine.

Orko the Magician
Orko tries to play kickball in this issue's comedy strip... which proves to be pretty hard for him, as his legs aren't long enough!

Feature Story 1: "Island of Terror" (English translation of the German comic "Die Insel des Grauens" from Ehapa)
Adam and Teela are sailing along the river, when Orko warns them that Eternia is under attack! Adam goes and changes into He-Man, then joins the other warriors. They have sensed that there is a danger but they cannot pick it up- then Stratos finds it- in the form of a floating island in the sky! Skeletor and Evil-Lyn are on the island, and as the heroic warriors land, they open up a trap, and they all fall down towards a pit of Stalagmites! (cont'd in next part)

Master Mail
The last Master Mail ever contains a remarkably interesting question, which is extremely well-suited to the last one ever..... Is Zodac good or evil? Yawn. Someone else asks if there are weathermen on Eternia, and the response is that there are, and the most famous is called Mikhail Pisces! This joke will only be amusing towards people in the UK, since the name 'Mikhail Pisces' is obviously a pun on the UK TV weatherman Michael Fish!

Feature Story 2: "Island of Terror", Cont'd
As He-Man and Teela fall towards the stalagmites, Stratos uses his flying power to save them. They investigate an opening in the rock face, which leads to molten lava! But He-Man blasts a hole in the ceiling, leading them upwards, back onto the surface. Skeletor tricks them by creating snow to fa ll on the island, blinding them- but just then, meteors fall, turning out to be the Rock People! They are then attacked by a Slugadon, but they use their combined power to defeat it. so Skeletor sets the island to spin in the sky..... (cont'd in next part)

Feature Story 3: "Island of Terror", Cont'd
The heroic warriors realize the floating island is heading towards Eternos, so they send some Rock People off to warn the people of Eternos of the approaching danger. But then, suddenly, the island starts floating in the opposite direction- it was only a trick to divide their forces! It lands in the Eternian ocean, heading towards a whirlpool! But the warriors quickly make it to a Wind Raider and blast off just as Skeletor and Evil-Lyn also escape. The heroic warriors head back to Eternos. The next day, Teela goes for another sail on the river... with He-Man , this time- Adam is apparently feeling dizzy! After all the hassle she's given Adam throughout the comic series, Teela finishes off the last issue with a classic line- "I wish he could be as brave as you are, He-Man... but I guess it's asking too much!"

(If it was a normal issue it probably wouldn't have got that, but since it's the last it just feels really special- the action feels like a real celebration of the 72 issues we've loved in this comic series! And Teela and He-Man seem much closer here- this is an excellent way to end the comic series!)

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