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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Stand back, evil one! Your time of threats is over! My power has returned to me...a power great enough to end your sinister reign...FOREVER!!"

-- Dr. Strange, to Shazana, page 10

A typically psychedelic panel sequence from Ditko's Dr. Strange!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #133
June 1965 10 pages

Script: Stan Lee Letters: Sam Rosen
Pencils: Steve Ditko Inks: Steve Ditko

Title: "A Nameless Land, A Timeless Time!

First Appearance: Shazana, the Queen

Villain: Shazana

Guest Appearance: Ancient One, Clea, the Queen

Cameo: Baron Mordo, Dormammu

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #132)

Baron Mordo and Dormammu consult with each other on their next move to find and defeat Dr. Strange. Meanwhile, the young woman named Clea fears for the life of Dr. Strange, who happens to be launching through multi-dimensions before landing in a strange world far away from Earth. He meets a young woman who says she was Queen of this region before her half-sister, Shazana, led a coup and took over. Dr. Strange offers to help, but when the pair go to greet Shazana, she overwhelms Dr. Strange, who is still weak from his inter-dimensional traveling, with her mystical powers. She imprisons her half-sister, and is determined to make Dr. Strange suffer further. She is distracted by a spell Dr. Strange casts, which buys him some time to recuperate.

Dr. Strange uses his powers to see the past through the eyes of Shazana's pet. He sees a scene unfold in which Shazana stole a magical globe from a magician. She killed the magician and used the globe's spells to take over the land, then hid the globe under her throne. With his mystic eye, he coordinates with the rightful Queen to help him take over Shazana's power. They make it to her throne room and destroy the globe, causing Shazana to lapse into insanity. The Queen takes over her duties, and thanks Dr. Strange before he goes back into the dimensional stream to get back to Earth.

(continued in ST #134.)

--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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