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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"It is done!! There can be no turning back!! I am committed to the battle of my life!!"

-- Dr. Strange, upon entering the dread domain of Dormammu, page 3

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Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #126
November 1964 10 pages

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

Title: "The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!

First Appearance: Dormammu, Clea (unnamed)

Villain: Dormammu

Guest Appearance: Ancient One, Clea

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: The Ancient One beckons Dr. Strange to discuss the emergence of the dread Dormammu into the plane of Earth. He wants to take over the planet, and the Ancient One is too old and weak to stop him. Dr. Strange agrees to go fight him, and the Ancient One transports him to Dormammu's domain. As he travels the lengths of the wild and weird dimension to face his foe, he comes into contact with many weird creatures that try to stop him, including a mystical midget that grows in size and power each time Dr. Strange hits him with a spell; and a group of "dwellers below" who drag him into their mystical lair; a magician who casts bubbles that encase him in a power-sapping cloud.

Dormammu notes Dr. Strange's passage through his kingdom, and raves against his citizens that publicly worry about the threat of Dr. Strange. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange is being followed by a young woman who sees his heroism and nobility. Just as he is about to reveal himself to Dormammu, she introduces herself. She tells him not to go further- that Dormammu is too strong. Strange explains that he must stop him before he can go to Earth. He finally makes it to the throne of Dormammu, and the two begin to face off for the fate of Earth.

(continued in ST #127.)

--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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