- Only one man knows more secrets of black magic than I do! And he is the one who taught me years ago --- he is the master!! But the time has come for me to wrest those secrets from him! For it is I, Baron Mordo, who must be the most powerful magician of all!
- -- Baron Mordo
Appearing in "Fighting to the Death with Asbestos Man!"Edit
- Asbestos Man (Orson Kasloff) (First appearance)
- Blackie Barker and his Henchman
Synopsis for "Fighting to the Death with Asbestos Man!"Edit
While witnessing the Human Torch stopping a crime, Orson Kasloff dwells on the fact that he is an under appreciated scientist and that he could make a better living as a master criminal using his scientific mind to pull off perfect crimes. After his first attempt at burgling fails, he decides he'll end the threat of the Human Torch to criminals everywhere. Creating a chemically treated suit of armor and weapons made of asbestos, Kasloff becomes the Asbestos Man.
Challenging the Human Torch to a public battle, he manages to outsmart the Human Torch delivering a humiliating defeat to the hero and giving Asbestos Man the credentials to get hired on by a local crime boss. However, when he pulls off an actual crime, the Torch challenges Asbestos Man again, using his flame powers to eat all the oxygen around Asbestos Man instead of trying to burn him, forcing Asbestos Man and his crooks to surrender.
Appearing in "Beware the Machine"Edit
- The organ grinder
- Jocko, his monkey
Synopsis for "Beware the Machine"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!"Edit
- Baron Mordo (First appearance)
- Hamir (Ancient One's servant, unnamed)
- United States of America
- Eye of Agamotto (unnamed)
Synopsis for "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!"Edit
Mordo visits the Ancient One's home in astral form and compels the servant to put a drug in his food. Baron Mordo attempts to wring mystic secrets from him by threatening to let the poison kill him gradually. When Doctor Strange tries to contact the Ancient One and fails, he realizes something is wrong and visits in astral form. Strange and Mordo do battle. In desperation, Strange uses his amulet to transfer energy from himself to the Ancient One, thus weakening himself. He bluffs Mordo by telling him that he can keep Mordo's astral self from reuniting with his physical body. Mordo flees to his body and loses control over the servant. Strange follows and tells Mordo that his plot has failed.
- Dr. Strange would be missing from the next two issues reapparing again in Strange Tales #114.
- Dr. Strange story reprinted in Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (Fireside).
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