05 March 2014

"Nightmares!" #3

Here I present an interesting story from issue sixteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. "Nightmares!" is an interesting story in which Prince Adam finds himself the victim of terrifying dreams. The initial nightmare that featuers Skeletor and his Evil Warriors has a shockingly dramatic end from which Prince Adam awakens! The problem with this story is that it feels like it could have been much longer. The nightmare situation seems to be resolved very quickly, as if the writer ran out of room in which to tell the story! Here are the final three pages of this story...


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2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Agreed, and what a quick ending! Looks like the Evil Warriors have a Beany Baby doll of He-Man. :) Evil-Lyn looks more comical than usual, plus I like the look of this version of the Sorceress. :) Most amusing image has to be both Skeletor and Evil-Lyn's expressions of horror! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

It is a shame that this story is so short, as there is so much potential here and a lot of intriguing ideas- the idea of He-Man's weakness being his own imagination at night, the intended outcome of Skeletor and Evil-Lyn's plot (to literally drive him crazy? Think how disturbing that could be if it came close to succeeding) and the voodoo-like magic that Evil-Lyn is practising. If the story had been longer, they could have had He-Man's dreams get worse and worse until they begin to actually intrude on his waking life and interfere with his heroic duties, making him almost useless as a hero, almost like a paranoid schizophrenic. It had the potential to be a real epic and could have been much darker. It should definitely have been one of the longer 3-part stories that took up a whole issue rather than this short length, and would have made a good episode plot too (the closest Filmation came to exploring this idea was "Eternal Darkness", an episode which IMO didn't live anywhere near up to its potential).

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