Origin of Dr. Strange. Stephen Strange seeks out the Ancient One in Himalayas in hope of a cure for his damaged nerves. He discovers that Baron Mordo, a pupil of the Ancient One, is plotting to kill his tutor. Strange tries to warn the Ancient One, then asks to study the mystic arts.
Dr. Strange; Dormammu; Umar; Clea; Victoria Bentley; Wong; Dr. Charles Benton
Umar frees Strange, via suggestion from Clea and Victoria Bentley. Dormammu defeated by his own vow never to enter the Earth dimension; curse returns him to the Dark Dimension. Dr. Benton, a former medical colleague, offers a consultant position to Strange.
Dr. Strange; Ancient One (in flashback); Clea; Wong; Lord Nekron; Satannish; Victoria Bentley
Strange and Clea's first kiss. Strange battles Lord Nekron, who has made bargain with Supreme Satannish for eternal fame and immortal life, provided he finds a mystic to take his place within 1 year. Strange makes time go faster; Satannish claims Nekron.
Dr. Strange; Clea; Asmodeus [Dr. Charles Benton]; Sons of Satannish; Ancient One; Ymir; Surtur
Asmodeus assumes form of Dr. Strange, to fool the Ancient One. Strange takes on new masked costume. Asmodeus recites the Spell of Fire and Ice with dying breath, releasing Ymir the frost giant and Surtur the fire demon.
Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out he's almost hit by a truck. He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified. Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated". Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck-- and has been in a hospital bed ever since! On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..."
Dr. Strange; Ebora; Sligguth; N'Gabthoth; Wong; Clea; Johnny Frames; Spawn of Sligguth; Ancient One; Shadowmen of sunken Kaa-U
Strange kills Sligguth, which wakens Shambler from the Sea, N'Gabthoth. Clea and Wong are overcome by Starksboro cult. Strange frees them from sacrifice to N'Gabthoth, and discovers a map of Stonehenge.
Dr. Strange; Clea; Wong; Henry Gordon; Blondine; Dagoth (in flashback); Sligguth (in flashback); N'Gabthoth (in flashback); Ebora (in flashback); Ancient One (in flashback); Shuma-Gorath (hands only); Vishanti (in flashback); Kathulos
Strange battles demons at Stonehenge, and is transported to living planet Kathulos. Strange slays the plant/planet, and is marooned far from Earth.
Dr. Strange; Ancient One; Clea; Wong; Living Buddha; Shadowmen of sunken Kaa-U; Shuma-Gorath (voice only)
Strange finds essence of Shuma-Gorath, whose trail leads to the crypts of Kaa-U, where the Ancient One has gone to die. The Ancient One saves Strange from and attack of Shadowmen and Shuma-Gorath emerges from the Ancient One's mind.
Dr. Strange; Ancient One; Shuma-Gorath; Wong; Clea; Dormammu; Living Budhha; Shadowmen of sunken Kaa-U; Nightmare (in flashback); Baron Mordo (in flashback)
Strange enters the Ancient One's mind and battles Shuma-Gorath for mankind's Soul. To destroy Shuma-Gorath, who feeds on mind of the Ancient One, Strange kills the Ancient One! Ancient One becomes One with the Universe.
Strange goes to home of Ancient One and tells Hamir the Hermit about the how he killed Ancient One to destroy Shuma-Gorath, and of the Ancient One's rebirth as One with Universe. Strange is now Sorcerer Supreme.
Dr. Strange; Clea; Wong; Ebora (in flashback); Ancient One (in flashback); N'Gabthoth (in flashback); Dagoth (in flashback); Kathulos (in flashback); Shuma-Gorath (in flashback); Stavros; Gypsy Queen [Lilia]; Baron Mordo (in flashback); Living Gargoyle
Strange chooses Clea to be his disciple. He goes to make peace with Baron Mordo and is entranced by Gypsy Queen, from whom Mordo stole the Book of Cagliostro. Strange follows Mordo into the past.
Dr. Strange; Gypsy Queen (in flashback); Living Gargoyle (in flashback); Baron Mordo; Cagliostro [Sise-Neg]
Strange follows Mordo to 18th Century Paris to confront Cagliostro, who is revealed as Sise-Neg, magician from 30th Century. Sise-Neg is traveling back through time, controlling mystical energy to become a God!
Dr. Strange; Cagliostro [Sise-Neg]; Baron Mordo; Lancelot du Lac; Shuma-Gorath
Sise-Neg journeys back to dawn of Creation, absorbing all mystical power. Mordo schemes to be disciple. Strange implores Sise-Neg not to abandon mankind. Sise-Neg becomes Genesis and recreates universe.