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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Meanwhile, halfway around the globe, Mordo's tireless wraiths continue their never-ending search for Dr. Strange!"

-- narrative, page 4

Dr. Strange faces off against the Dormammu-amplified power of Mordo!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #132
May 1965 10 pages

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

Title: "Face-to-Face At Last With Baron Mordo!

First Appearance: Clea's father

Villain: Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Spirit Wraiths, the Demon

Guest Appearance: Ancient One, Clea, Hamir

Cameo: Clea's father

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #131)

Dr. Strange makes it back to New York City and to his home, but sends his ethereal form inside to make sure there aren't any traps set. Inside, he spots The Demon rummaging through his belongings. The Demon notices that Dr. Strange's presence is inside the house and casts a spell enlisting Cyttorak's crimson bands to surround the house. Strange barely escapes. He enacts a plan to gain entry into his house by purchasing a fantastic costume and donning it. He knocks at the door of his house and is greeted by the Demon, and announces himself as a wizard challenging him to a fight of mystic powers. He suckers him into dropping his guard, then punches him in the jaw, knocking him unconscious. He tries to use the Eye of Agamotto, but this triggers a trap that alerts Mordo to his presence!

Dormammu powers up Mordo once again, and he's off to New York City to destroy his enemy. The young woman (later to be known as Clea) who Dr. Strange had saved the time he first came to Dormammu's dimension (see ST #127), spots Dormammu in his plotting and worries about the safety of her hero. Finally, Mordo appears in the sanctum of Dr. Strange. He launches attack after attack at Dr. Strange, until the master of the mystic arts is beaten down to the ground. He realizes that Mordo is being powered by some unknown, though familiar, superior entity. Just as he realizes it is Dormammu, he is blasted into another dimension by the fierce mystic onslaught of Baron Mordo.

(continued in ST #133.)

--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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