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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Demon, you have mistaken by compassion for weakness! You shall never again make such an error!"

-- Dr. Strange, page 9

Typical joe trying to mess with the arcane forces of the black arts....see what happens! See!!!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #128
January 1965 10 pages

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

Title: "The Demon's Disciple!

First Appearance: The Demon, the Disciple

Villain: The Demon

Guest Appearance: The Disciple

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: A man rushes in seeking the aid of Dr. Strange. He says he was pressed into duty as a disciple of The Demon, an evil purveyor of the mystic arts. The Demon realizes his disciple is with Dr. Strange, and he casts a spell bringing him back to his lair and then imprisons him. As the disciple disappears into thin air, his clothes fall to the floor in a heap. Dr. Strange tries to seek the source of the Demon's power, but cannot locate him. He animates the disciple's clothes and follows them to the Demon's lair. He levitates into the lair- using the power of his new cloak- but the Demon is there to trap him inside the crimson bands of Cyttorak.

The Demon thinks he has him utterly defeated, but Dr. Strange has slipped out of his body and into his etheral form. He reads through the Demon's books to learn the nature of the spells he uses, then rejoins his body with his new knowledge and breaks free of the crimson bands! He launches an all-out attack on the Demon which proves to be too much for the evildoer. He frees the disciple from his prison and casts a spell over the Demon, causing him to forget for a time that he has mystical powers.

--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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