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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Now, Aggamon! You call yourself all-powerful! But we shall test the truth of that claim!"

-- Dr. Strange, page 6

This panel shows Ditko's clear debt to the mystery of Will Eisner's Spirit.


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #119
April 1964 8 pages

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

Title: "Beyond the Purple Veil!

Villain/First Appearance: Aggamon

Guest Appearance: Wong

Innovations: First named appearance of Wong, the Purple Veil

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: After Dr. Strange is studying a strange gem, a couple thieves steal into his home to ransack it of valuables. Dr. Strange notices them and hurries them outside with a spell. They decide to make another go at robbing his house and this time they succeed in grabbing hold of the gem. Instantly, Strange is alerted that something has gone wrong- the thieves have been transported to a different dimension inside the gem! He decides to follow them into the gem to bring them back to Earth's reality, and he goes beyond "the purple veil" into a strange new land where warlords tower over slaves from other dimensions. Dr. Strange meets Aggamon, who tells him that he will trade the freedom of the two thieves for the captivity of the mystic magician; Strange agrees. But once captive, he breaks free and fights Aggamon one on one. Strange's power is enough for the strongman from behind the Purple Veil, and he is defeated. Aggamon agrees to send Dr. Strange back to Earth, where he finds out from a cop that the two thieves have turned their lives around and decided to go straight!

--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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