> Doctor Strange Masterworks Volume 1

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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Be silent! Your cowardly sniveling does not become you! Stand aside while I save your undeserving life!"

-- Dr. Strange, to Nightmare, page 8

This ain't no amusement park ride, Doc...


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #122
July 1964 • 9 pages

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

Title: "The World Beyond”

First Appearance: Gulgol

Villain: Nightmare

Letters Page: No letters page in this issue!

Synopsis: Dr. Strange is weary from battling supernatural forces, and falls asleep on his desk. As he slumbers, he finds himself unable to use his spells when a strange being enters the room. He cannot change into his ectoplasmic form, either, as he realizes his powers have been stripped from him. The creature captures him in a globe of energy and whirls him into another dimension- Nightmare's world! The evil king of dark dreams toys with the powerless Dr. Strange, turning him into stone, shrinking him in size, and threatening him with imprisonment in weird dimensions. As he chains him in permanent bondage, Nightmare is chilled to see a massive, hulking creature rise from beyond. It is the Gulgol, his sworn enemy- a being that never sleeps and is thus beyond his power. Dr. Strange had beckoned this creature to come, and as the creature moves slowly towards Nightmare, the villain realizes his only recourse is to free Dr. Strange to defend him. Once released and given his powers back, Dr. Strange snaps his fingers and the Gulgol disappears. He then reveals to Nightmare that it was merely hypnosis that made him see the Gulgol; since he had no powers, he had to resort to mind tricks to defeat Nightmare. Dr. Strange stuns the vile madman with light from his amulet and then heads back to Earth's dimension and wakes from his bad dream.

--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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