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Modern-Age, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Vol 1, Tom DeFalco/Editor-in-Chief, Geof Isherwood/Cover Artist, Roy Thomas/Writer, Dann Thomas/Writer, Jean-Marc Lofficier/Writer, Geof Isherwood/Penciler, Geof Isherwood/Inker, George Roussos/Colourist, Pat Brosseau/Letterer, Mike Rockwitz/Editor, Stephen Strange (Earth-616)/Quotes, Stephen Strange (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victoria von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Borgo (Earth-616)/Appearances, Alphonse Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Arbogast von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Basil Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Caroline Beaumont-Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vlad Dracula (Earth-616)/Appearances, Bram Velsing (Earth-616)/Appearances, Elizabeth Lavenza (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frank von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frankenstein's Monster (Earth-616)/Appearances, Georg von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hans von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ludwig von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Solomon Kane (Earth-616)/Appearances, Veronica von Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victor Frankenstein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Invaders (WWII) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Human Torch (Android) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Namor McKenzie (Earth-616)/Appearances, Robert Walton IV (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vishanti (Earth-616)/Appearances, Earth/Appearances, United States of America/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Greenwich Village/Appearances, Bleecker Street/Appearances, Sanctum Sanctorum/Appearances, Switzerland/Appearances, Geneva/Appearances, Castle Frankenstein/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Iron Man Armor Model 3/Appearances

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Vol 1 37


Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Vol 1 37

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Quote1 By the darksome void where chaos reigned -- by the myriad Moons of Munnopor -- the Silver Surfer be now constrained by the Roving Rings of Raggadorr! Quote2
-- Doctor Strange

Appearing in "Frankensurfer"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Victoria von Frankenstein (Flashback and main story)
  • Herr Muller (Flashback and main story)
  • Mama Muller (Flashback and main story) (Death)


Other Characters:

  • Berserker (Only in flashback)
  • Betty the maid (Only in flashback)
  • Cathryn (Only in flashback)
  • Ivan (Only in flashback)
  • Konrad Dippel (Only in flashback)
  • Ralph Caccone (Only in flashback)
  • Robert Walton IV (Only in flashback)
  • Vishanti




Synopsis for "Frankensurfer"Edit

The Silver Surfer comes down out of the sky and attacks Doctor Strange. Strange repels him with a bevy of magical incantations, but cannot understand why the Surfer would act so violently. He soon realizes that this is not the true Silver Surfer. The Surfer suddenly ceases his attack and flies off. Strange retires to his Sanctum where he consults with the Vishanti. He soon realizes that the being who attacked him is not the true Silver Surfer. In fact, the simulacrum that he encountered has roots with the infamous Frankenstein family.

Strange reads about the history of the Frankenstein Family and learns about the dark history that has enveloped each family member since the Middle Ages. He learns that some time ago, a man named Ludwig von Frankenstein created an artificial duplicate of the Silver Surfer. However this android perished along with Frankenstein and his hunchbacked servant, Borgo.

Strange leaves the Sanctum and seeks out Victoria Frankenstein – the last living descendent of the Frankenstein family line. He flies to Castle Frankenstein in the Swiss Alps. Victoria tells Strange that her father's assistant, Borgo, actually survived the fall that should have claimed his life and has been living in the castle ever since. He had recently discovered Ludwig's X-Machine – the same device used to create the "Frankensurfer". Borgo used the machine to heal his massive injuries, and the experiment turned him into a new Frankensurfer. This was the insane creature that attacked Strange back in New York.

Now the Frankensurfer wants to kill Victoria Frankenstein, so that there will be no one who can reverse the process. The Frankensurfer assaults Victoria, but Strange dives in front of her to protect. One of the monster's errant blasts strikes a nearby woman – one of the few beings who actually befriended poor Borgo. Wracked with guilt, the Frankensurfer decides to end his own existence by ramming into the side of the mountain. With repeated effort, the impacts gradually wear away the silver body coating, until he dies.

  • Lofficier co-plotted the flashback sequences that documented the history of the Frankenstein family line.
  • Vincent Frankenstein, Ivan, and Betty the maid appear in a flashback to events that took place in Frankenstein #10-11.

  • The tagline to this issue is "Behold... Frankensurfer!"

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