> Doctor Strange Masterworks Volume 1

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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Yet, I must not weaken! I must continue to fight - - to follow the path which my amulet blazes! I dare not be defeated! I dare not leave the world to the mercy of one such as Mordo!"

-- Dr. Strange, page 4

Abra-abra-cadabra! I'm gonna reach out and grab ya!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #121
June 1964 9 pages

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

Title: "Witchcraft in the Wax Museum!

Villain: Baron Mordo

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: Mordo sets a trap for Dr. Strange, getting him to leave his body on a fool's errand and then abducting it. Stuck in his ethereal form, Mordo tells him that he is going to prevent him from returning to his body, thus dooming him after 24 hours. Dr. Strange scours the city with his amulet searching for his body, having to deal with Mordo's violent allies along the way. He gets past these obstacles to reach the place where his body last was, and he uses his amulet to trace the light waves that were left in the wake of Mordo stealing his body. He traces the steps back to a wax museum, where his body stands like a statue; but Mordo has cast a spell over it, and Dr. Strange cannot reenter! As time ticks off the clock, Dr. Strange flees from Mordo, who cackles that Dr. Strange is nothing but a coward! While he stands and gloats over his supposed victory, a wax figure of a warrior creeps toward him, grabbing him and gagging his mouth so he cannot utter any spells to save himself. Mordo goes into his ethereal form to do battle, but finds out the wax figure was animated by Dr. Strange himself. The two ethereal forms do battle, with Mordo appearing to destroy Strange once again, until he suddenly finds himself stuck inside a mystic trap. Dr. Strange had forced Mordo to do battle with a ruse image of himself, wasting all his strength. Dr. Strange reenters his body with only seconds to spare. He has once again outwitted 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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