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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"No matter what befalls, I shall bring no dishonor to my calling, to my trust, or to the faith you have placed in me!"

-- Dr. Strange, to the Ancient One, page 5

Dormammu offers free tickets to his rasslin' match with Doc Strange!


Doctor Strange from Strange Tales #140
January 1966 10 pages

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

Title: "The Pincers of Power!

Villain: Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Mindless Ones

Guest Appearance: Clea, Ancient One

Gadgets & Technology: Pincers of Power

Letters Page: Page One

Synopsis: (continued from ST #139)

Dormammu whisks Dr. Strange, the Ancient One and Mordo to an alternate dimension in order that he can take part in the final battle directly. Before he leaves, he puts the Mindless Ones to sleep so he does not have to worry about their distraction. Then he summons the neighboring rulers of the alternate dimensions to come and be spectators to his awesome powers as he tries to defeat Dr. Strange.

Meanwhile, Dr. Strange has Baron Mordo under firm control, and the spectators begin to come to witness the big battle. And finally, Dormammu arrives and challenges Dr. Strange to a one-on-one battle. He suggests they do not use their mystical powers, but instead battle each other with weapons called the Pincers of Power. As the nervous spectators look on, as well as Clea who is still imprisoned in Dormammu's dimension, Dr. Strange and the evil mystic battle each other with the pincers, which fit on their wrists like claws. It is a mighty fight, with both combatants using their dexterity and athleticism to counter the other, but Dr. Strange gets the upper hand when he uses a judo move on Dormammu and brings him down to the ground. Baron Mordo steps in from the sidelines and fires a bolt of mystic fire at Dr. Strange, knocking him unconscious. Dormammu steps up from the ground and stands over the body of Dr. Strange, as a heavy hush falls over the crowd.

(continued in ST #141.)

--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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