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Strange Tales
Featuring
Dr. Strange
#110-111, 114-120


Strange Tales # 110: "Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis: (5 pages)
Dr. Strange, disciple of the Ancient One, comes to the aid of a man haunted by nightmares. He has a brief run-in with Nightmare and learns that this man's nightmares are due to a guilty conscience. The man confesses to his crime and turns himself in.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Dr. Strange, the Ancient One, and Nightmare.

Strange Tales # 111: "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: (5 pages)
Baron Mordo, another disciple of the Ancient One, makes a bit to seize power from his master. However, Dr. Strange comes to his rescue and battles Mordo long enough for the Ancient One to regain his strength.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Baron Mordo.

Strange Tales # 114: "The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis: (5 pages)
Dr. Strange is lured into a trap by Baron Mordo. He's forced to call upon a young woman, Victoria Bently, to help him. Once freed, he confronts Baron Mordo and drives him off. 

Strange Tales # 115: "The Origin of Dr. Strange" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: (8 pages)
A self-absorbed and arrogant Stephen Strange seeks out the Ancient One to magically cure his damaged hands that have ended his medical career. He learns of Baron Mordo's evil nature and has a change of heart. He humbly becomes the Ancient One's new disciple.

Jay's Notes:

  • Origin of Dr. Strange.

Strange Tales # 116: "Return to the Nightmare World!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: (8 pages)
Dr. Strange travels to the realm of Nightmare to free captured human souls. He confronts Nightmare and manages to escape, successfully returning the souls to their sleeping bodies.

Jay's Notes:

  • Nightmare last seen in issue #110.

Strange Tales # 117: "The Many Traps of Baron Mordo!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: (8 pages)
Baron Mordo attacks Dr. Strange and captures him within the confines of his Sanctum Sanctorium. However, Strange escapes before Mordo has a chance to get to the Ancient One. 

Strange Tales # 118: "The Possessed!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis: (8 pages)
A race from an alien dimension begin an invasion of Earth by taking possession of people from a small village. Dr. Strange investigates and learns of their plans of conquest. He battles their leader and succeeds in driving them off and preventing them from ever returning to Earth. 

Strange Tales # 119: "Beyond the Purple Veil!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: (8 pages)
A couple of thieves break into Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorium and steal a gem that opens up a gateway to the Purple dimension. Dr. Strange enters the Purple dimension and confronts its ruler, Aggamon. He defeats Aggamon and returns to Earth with the thieves. 


May 1964
Strange Tales # 120: "The House of Shadows!" 
Writer:  Stan Lee 
Artist: Steve Ditko
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis (9 pages):
A television crew sets out to debunk a haunted house. When they loose contact with their reporter, Dr. Strange investigates and discovers that the house is actually an extra-dimensional alien observing humanity. Strange swiftly sends it back to its proper dimension.

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