> Doctor Strange Masterworks Volume 1

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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Go, my spinybeast! He is yours!"

-- Nightmare, page 8

Nightmare prepares for the threat of Dr. Strange.


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #116
January 1964 8 pages

Script: Stan Lee Letters: Artie Simek
Pencils: Steve Ditko Inks: Steve Ditko

Title: "Return to the Nightmare World!

First Appearance: Dr. Warren, Spinybeast

Villain: Nightmare, Spinybeast

Guest Appearance: Wong, Dr. Warren

Cameo: Ancient One (flashback)

Innovations: Book of Vishanti, Mist of Hoggoth

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: While Nightmare plans his defeat of Dr. Strange and the Ancient One, local police authorities approach Dr. Strange to help them crack a case in which random people are falling asleep and not waking up. He reviews the cases and determines black magic is involved. He consults the Book of Vishanti for counter-spells to fight the black magic, and finds the source of it to be the nightmare world. Using the power of the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, he creates a footpath to lead him through the other dimension. Nightmare notices his entrance into his world and creates all kinds of obstacles, which the good doctor bypasses with his immense mystic powers. He finally finds the ethereal selves of the kidnaped people and rescues them. But Nightmare traps Dr. Strange in his dimension and attacks him with his Spinybeast, a creature who's very touch is instant death. Dr. Strange's amulet causes Nightmare to accidentally kill his lethal pet, enabling Dr. Strange to rejoin the men he saved and return with them to their own dimension. Nightmare stews in his defeat, telling Dr. Strange he will one day claim victory against him!

--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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