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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"There's one gent I'm giving a lot of elbow room to! Yes sir!"

-- bystander, on Dr. Strange, page 9

Hey, haunted house alien guy...aren't you glad your secret wasn't snooped out by a talking dog and a bunch of meddling kids?


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #120
May 1964 9 pages

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

Title: "The House of Shadows!

First Appearance: Alien Haunted House, Allen Stevens, Bill Brinkley

Villain: Alien Haunted House

Guest Appearance: Allen Stevens, Bill Brinkley

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: Dr. Strange watches as a local TV station sends a reporter into a "haunted house" for a live report. As skeptical citizens look on, Dr. Strange tries to enter the house in his ethereal form, but is unable to penetrate a strong barrier of mystic force. He uses his mystic "eye" through his amulet to look inside the house. He sees the TV reporter witnessing a lamp floating through the dark shadows and a supernatural mist forming out of thin air. Suddenly, the reporter stands in a state of shock, and Dr. Strange realizes he must enter to help save him. He makes his way into the house with his magic powers and challenges the sentient being inside the house to release the man. He is refused and so he shows off his immense powers to let the entity know who he's dealing with! The entity agrees to let the reporter go, and Dr. Strange lets him know he is aware of his secret: that the house is a being from another space and time, who took the form of a house to spy on Earthlings in order to take over the planet one day. Dr. Strange tells the entity to go back to his domain and never come back, then he covers the house with the Vapors of Vishanti and the house disappears. The onlookers imagine the whole event as TV make-believe.

--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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