Skeletor’s dirty little secret

The He-Man minicomic “The Search for Keldor” is one of the key issues of the Masters of the Universe promotional campaign.
The comic, which was assembled by a veritable who’s who of future comic-book creators, tells the story of Skeletor’s attempts to mask his real identity. Though it’s never confirmed in this comic, it’s hinted that Skeletor is Randor’s brother, which would also make Skeletor He-Man’s uncle. The issue was written by Steven Grant (“Demon” and “The Punisher“). Its art was provided by Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Animated Series“). The issue was lettered by Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo“).  It was edited by Lee Nordling (“Your Career in Comic Books”) .
Like many of the MotU minicomic conrtibutors, Nordling went on to an impressive career in the comic and animation business.  You can read more about him at the Platinum Studios site: The comic also featured a rare appearance by Faker (also called Fakor), a robot that can duplicate He-Man’s abilities.  It’s also impressive to see  Randor throw a spear through the robot’s chest.

Here’s what has to say about the issue:

Randor, Clamp Champ, Adam, and the Sorceress arrive at Eternia Tower at midnight. The purpose: to find out what happened to Randor’s lost brother Keldor (Skeletor: “They must never discover the secret of Keldor, for that knowledge could destroy me!”) So he sends Ninjor and Scare Glow, from Eternia’s history and future, to stop them. They can’t, and Skeletor ends up melting away into nothingness in the jaws of the Eternia Tower later after He-Man throws him there. 00079120
1987, Series 6.
Packaged with Blast-Attak, Fakor, King Randor, Scare Glow, Ninjor, Clamp Champ, and the Sorceress


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