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in: Comics, 1972, 1972, September Bronze-Age, Marvel Premiere Vol 1, Roy Thomas/Editor-in-Chief, Barry Windsor-Smith/Cover Artist, Tom Palmer/Cover Artist, John Costanza/Cover Artist, Roy Thomas/Writer, Archie Goodwin/Writer, Barry Windsor-Smith/Penciler, Frank Brunner/Penciler, Frank Brunner/Inker, John Costanza/Letterer, Roy Thomas/Editor, Stephen Strange (Earth-616)/Appearances, Yao (Earth-616)/Appearances, Wong (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sligguth (Earth-616)/Appearances, Serpent Men of Starkesboro/Appearances, Faltinians/Mentions, Dormammu (Earth-616)/Mentions, Vishanti (Earth-616)/Mentions, Oshtur (Earth-616)/Mentions, Raggadorr (Earth-616)/Mentions, Seraphim (Group)/Mentions, New York City/Appearances, Sanctum Sanctorum/Appearances, Massachusetts/Appearances, Starkesboro/Appearances, New England/Appearances, Salem State College/Mentions, Quabbin Reservoir/Mentions, Valusia/Mentions, Cloak of Levitation/Appearances, Eye of Agamotto/Appearances, Flames of the Faltine/Mentions

Marvel Premiere Vol 1 4


Marvel Premiere Vol 1 4

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Appearing in "The Spawn of Sligguth!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Spawn of Sligguth!"Edit

Dr. Strange is visited by a man named Ethan Stoddard who has come seeking Dr. Strange's help. He explains that his fiance Bethel Doan studied the occult, however, while she continued her studies in her hometown of Starkesboro to study the Thanatosian Tomes.

Traveling to Starkesboro with Ethan, Dr. Strange soon finds that the people of this town are becoming reptilian, and that they worship the creature known as Sligguth. When Stoddard learns that his finance had suffered the same fate, he rushes to Strange who is investigating the shrine to Sligguth. There the two are attacked by the townspeople, when suddenly Stoddard changes into one of them as well. Stoddard tells Strange that he was used to lure Strange to town. During Stoddard's surprise attack, Strange is knocked out, however when he comes too, he finds that he is to be thrown into the labyrenth under the church as sacrifice to Sligguth.

  • Features concepts created by Robert E. Howard.
  • Plot by Thomas, script by Goodwin.
  • Pencils (story pages): Smith pages 1-3 and layouts pages 4-20, Brunner finished pencils pages 4-20.[1]
  • This issue includes a mention to the "Black Sea Scrolls", probably Earth-616's version of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It also mentions "Von Junzt's Unausprechlichen Kulten" (sic.), probably a reference to the fictional book Unaussprechlichen Kulten by the fictional writer Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt, created by Robert E. Howard (who is credited in this issue as "featuring concepts created by") and later mentioned in H.P. Lovecraft's stories.

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • Serpent-men and shadows! Dr. Strange vs. - the Spawn of Sligguth!

  • No trivia.

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