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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"I can't fight it alone! I need help! I've heard a name...spoken in whispers...Dr. Strange! He dabbles in black magic! Perhaps he can help me!"

-- the man suffering from nightmares, page 1

You can run, but you cannot hide from Doctor Strange's amulet!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #110
July 1963 5 pages

Script: Stan Lee Letters: Terry Szenics
Pencils: Steve Ditko Inks: Steve Ditko

Title: "Dr. Strange: Master of Black Magic!

First Appearance: Doctor Stephen Strange, Ancient One/"The Master", Wong (unnamed), Nightmare

Villain: Nightmare

Guest Appearance: Ancient One

Cameo: Wong

Innovations: Dr. Strange's ectoplasmic form- astral projection

Gadgets & Technology: Dr. Strange's amulet

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: A man wakes, trembling from a restless nightmare sleep. He seeks the aid of Dr. Strange to help the nightmares stop. Dr. Strange tells the man he will solve the problem from inside his dreams. Before aiding the man, Strange takes to his ectoplasmic state and visits his mentor, the Master, aka the Ancient One, who encourages him that he can meet all obstacles by using his magic amulet.

Later that night, Dr. Strange penetrates the dreamscape of the man who sought his help. He meets a cloaked spirit in chains who informs him that the man deserves this punishment. At this time, a figure on horseback rides into view. It is Nightmare, and he tells Dr. Strange that all living beings who enter the nightmare world must die! The man realizes that Dr. Strange has found out about his misdeeds that have caused him to have these nightmares, and decides to kill him while his body is seperated from his spiritual self. Dr. Strange is helpless, and calls out to "the Master" to help him. The Master manages to open up Dr. Strange's amulet on his body, which stuns the man with the gun until the mystic can reunite his spiritual self with his host body. Once there, the man decides to turn himself in to authorities for his crimes.

--synopsis and panel images by Gormuu

Issues Reprinted
Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #110-111, 114-141

Click on cover image to learn more about each issue.

ST #110 ST #111 ST #114 ST #115 ST #116 ST #117
ST #118 ST #119 ST #120 ST #121 ST #122 ST #123
ST #124 ST #125 ST #126 ST #127 ST #128 ST #129
ST #130 ST #131 ST #132 ST #133 ST #134 ST #135
ST #136 ST #137 ST #138 ST #139 ST #140 ST #141


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