(July 1976)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860290107
Editing
Marv Wolfman (editor); Roger Stern (reprint editor)

Issue Notes

This issue presents a reprint of Strange Tales #136 & 137 stitched together as a single story.
This issue has variants:

The Fury of the Ancient One! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; Ancient One
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Esposito inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Giacoia.

What Lurks beneath the Mask? (Table of Contents: 1)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (credited) (plot); Stan Lee (credited) (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Clea (unnamed); Dormammu; Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; The Aged Genghis; Hamir; The Ancient One
Synopsis
Dormammu imprisons Clea, and tells her she will witness Strange's defeat. Mordo tells Dormammu that Strange is searching for "Eternity", and cannot understand why this upsets the dark lord so. Strange continues his search, going from one practitioner of the arts to another without result, until The Aged Ghenghis tells him only he and The Ancient One know the secret. He gives him a scroll, which leads Strange to a being imprisoned in another dimension, which he barely escapes. Back in Tibet, Strange tells his master's servant the only option left is to enter the mind of his master...
Reprints

[When Meet the Mystic Minds!] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (credited) (plot); Stan Lee (credited) (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original edited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Ancient One; Dr. Strange; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis
Desperate to learn the secret of "Eternity", Dr. Strange probes into the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master, and convinces him of his identity and good intentions. After recovering, Strange departs, and high atop a Himalayan peak, recites "one of the most potent spells of all time". When he's finished, his amulet floats into the air, expands in size, and a doorway opens-- thru which Strange steps. Seconds after the amulet vanishes, Mordo appears, just barely too late to catch up with his enemy.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fury of the Ancient One!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. What Lurks beneath the Mask?
    Doctor Strange
  3. 2. [When Meet the Mystic Minds!]
    Doctor Strange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Andrés Jiménez