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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Even in a coma, hovering on the brink of death - - the power of the Ancient One is virtually beyond belief!"

-- Dr. Strange, page 6

Oh, he will find Eternity!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #137
October 1965 10 pages

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

Title: "When Meet the Mystic Minds!

Guest Appearance: Ancient One, Hamir

Cameo: Baron Mordo

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #136)

The Ancient One's attendant begs Dr. Strange to reconsider his decision to try and enter the mind of the Ancient One to learn the secret of Eternity, but Dr. Strange is left no choice. He uses his amulet to pour energy into the life of the Ancient One, while using the mystic eye to enter his mind. But even the comatose Ancient One can still defend his mind from outside intrusion, and he has many psychic and mystical blockades that cause Dr. Strange to back down and restart again. Finally, he projects a mental image of himself into the mind of the Ancient One, who's spirit recognizes him once and for all, and he reveals the secret of Eternity. The worried attendant comes back inside to see Dr. Strange passed out on the floor, and helps to revive him. The Ancient One's health appears to have improved drastically, and Dr. Strange flies off to a mountain peak and issues the incantation. His amulet opens up a wide portal and he enters inside, on his way to Eternity. Baron Mordo flashes to the location where Dr. Strange cast his spell, but he is too late to menace the Master of the Mystic Arts.

(continued in ST #138.)

--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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