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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Do not fear, Master! No matter how awesome his power, I shall devote my life to vanquishing him!"

-- Dr. Strange, on Baron Mordo, page 8

Baron Mordo cannot outrun the light of truth in this exhilarating panel sequence by Steve Ditko.


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #117
February 1964 8 pages

Script: Stan Lee Letters: Sam Rosen
Pencils: Steve Ditko Inks: Steve Ditko

Title: "The Many Traps of Baron Mordo!

Villain: Baron Mordo

Guest Appearance: Ancient One

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: Baron Mordo casts a spell that surrounds the home of Dr. Strange in a trapping mist. When Dr. Strange enters his home, he is caught inside when the building disappears into thin air. Dr. Strange changes into his ethereal form to investigate what is going on, and finds out that Mordo is behind it. Unfortunately, Mordo traps him inside a cylinder of light from which he cannot escape. Thinking Dr. Strange effectively trapped, Mordo sets out to destroy the Ancient One. He travels to the home of the Ancient One and claims he has changed his evil ways and seeks amends from his former master. Once he gets close proximity to the Ancient One, he unleashes a mystical attack on the old man. But it is not the Ancient One- it is Dr. Strange who has taken his visible form. He tells Mordo that he escaped the cylinder of light by going down through the floor and towards the center of the Earth, all the way down the cylinder until the power of Mordo's spell gave out and he was free of the trap. He then adopted the visage of the Ancient One to help his mentor and defeat Mordo. He casts a bright light from a ring on his finger and it sends Mordo running away, until finally he is cast out of the castle and defeated. Dr. Strange returns his home to its proper place and reflects on his latest battle with the evil Baron Mordo.

--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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