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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"Enough! I have learned what I sought! The Ancient One proved his wisdom when he chose such as you for his disciple!"

-- Eternity, page 5

See? He found Eternity! (Finally...!!!)


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #138
November 1965 10 pages

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

Title: "If Eternity Should Fail!

First Appearance/Guest Appearance: Eternity

Villain: Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Spirit Wraiths

Cameo: Clea, Ancient One, Hamir

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #137)

Dr. Strange enters the fantastic world of Eternity, a land which "defies description." He finally sees a microcosm of a universe, bubbling and crackling with energy, which forms itself into the image of a human. He now stands in front of Eternity, who tells him to be silent while he speaks. He tells Dr. Strange that the only mortal he had ever taken audience with was the Ancient One. In order to grant Dr. Strange the power he needs, he must reflect on his worthiness. Dr. Strange can barely understand what is going on, and after a brief respite, Eternity returns and tells Dr. Strange he is not going to grant him the power he came to request. The reason being- he does not need it to face the current task. Dr. Strange departs, scarcely knowing what to do next, after his long ordeal to find Eternity has produced no tangible results. He returns to the Ancient One's hostel and finds him gone and the attendant transfixed by a spell. The spirit wraiths beckon Dr. Strange to follow them to where the Ancient One is held captive...by Baron Mordo! Dr. Strange now stands in audience with Baron Mordo, holding the Ancient One captive, while Dormammu cackles from his dimension, holding the life of Clea in the balance.

(continued in ST #139.)

--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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