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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"After him, Mordo! Have no dear! I, the dread Dormammu, shall feed you endless mystic power as you need it!"

-- Dormammu, page 4

I would NOT want to be in the front of this rampage!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #134
July 1965 • 10 pages

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

Title: "Earth Be My Battleground”

Villain: Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Mindless Ones, Spirit Wraiths

Guest Appearance: Ancient One, Clea, Hamir

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #133)

Dr. Strange is back on Earth, and he immediately goes into hiding in civilian attire to keep away from Mordo. He sends his astral projection to visit the Ancient One, who is still in a coma. The Ancient One's caretaker informs him that the old mystic has been uttering the word "Eternity" while asleep. Dr. Strange must find out what this means, and he combs through his master's books to find the answer. A spirit wraith finds him and alerts Mordo, who takes after him. Clea decides to try and help Dr. Strange by doing something about Dormammu's power. While Dr. Strange flees Mordo and his spirits, Clea frees the Mindless Ones to wreak havoc on her dimensional home, thus distracting Dormammu and his power. Forced to leave Mordo, he fights them off and Mordo loses his extra power.

Dr. Strange decides to take the fight to the heart of the sun, leading the spirits and Mordo all the way to the center. Mordo dares to follow after the spirits pull back, scared that once in the center of the sun they will be dissipated. And finally, Mordo too wimps out and leaves the chase. Dr. Strange heads back to see the Ancient One and further solve the mystery of "Eternity." Dormammu defeats the Mindless Ones and pushes them back to beyond the barrier. He wonders who betrayed him after bickering with Mordo who has once again failed to catch Dr. Strange.

(continued in ST #135.)

--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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