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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Baron Mordo dares anything! And now, your most closely guarded secrets of black magic - - tell them to me - - or I shall allow my potion to make you weaker, and weaker, until....!"

-- Baron Mordo, page 2

Baron Mordo plans his conquest of the mystic realm in this moody panel by Ditko.


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #111
August 1963 5 pages

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

Title: "Face-To-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!

Villain/First Appearance: Baron Mordo

Guest Appearance: Ancient One

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: Baron Mordo decides it is time for him to be the world's greatest sorceror, so he sets out to destroy the Ancient One so he can reign supreme. He commands a servant to poison the Ancient One, then he visits the Ancient One in his astral form and demands he give him all the secrets of black magic. The Ancient One refuses, and Dr. Strange picks up strange vibes that his master is in trouble. He heads to Tibet in his astral form and spots Mordo threatening the Ancient One. They begin to battle each other, punching and lunging at each other in the astral plane, until finally Dr. Strange's amulet pours energy back into the Ancient One, reviving him. Dr. Strange then tells Mordo he is going to travel back to Mordo's body and hold him captive so his astral form cannot find its proper home. Mordo flies back to his body, with Strange in hot pursuit, enabling Mordo's power over the Ancient One's servant to lapse. Dr. Strange has defeated Mordo....for now.....

--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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