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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"You stagger him, Mordo! He cannot endure much more! I am the explosive! You are the fuse! Together, we can never fail!"

-- Dormammu, page 6

Dormammu continues his humiliation of Clea.


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #139
December 1965 10 pages

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

Title: "Beware...! Dormammu is Watching!

Villain: Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Mindless Ones

Guest Appearance: Clea, Ancient One

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #138)

Dormammu determines through his incredible powers that Dr. Strange received nothing from Eternity. He and Mordo figure Strange to now be an easy defeat, and Dormammu lifts the coma from the Ancient One so he can see his disciple be beaten. Before the combat begins, Dr. Strange consults with the Ancient One, who says he will aid him but can only do so in weak amounts. As Dormammu watches on with Clea by his side, the two master magicians battle each other. Dr. Strange, augmented by the weak power of the Ancient One, and Mordo, augmented by the power of Dormammu, pitch a fierce campaign of mystical violence. Dr. Strange plays defense as much as possible, to learn about the extent of Baron Mordo's powers. He buys time with a fake ethereal spirit, which causes Dormammu to ridicule the arrogant Mordo's failings at realizing how Dr. Strange was fooling him. Finally, Dr. Strange begins to get the upper hand, and as Mordo pleads with Dormammu for more help, the super-powered villain from another dimension decides that enough is enough, and it is time for his direct action.

(continued in ST #140.)

--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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