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Quote1 The dread Dormammu!! Most powerful of the dwellers in the realms of darkness!! What does he seek of us? Quote2
-- Dr. Strange

Appearing in "Pawns of the Deadly Duo!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Pawns of the Deadly Duo!"Edit

The Puppet Master and Mad Thinker have teamed up to get revenge on the Fantastic Four together. Using the Mad Thinkers plans and the Puppet Masters dolls, they plot to use the Thing to attack the others. However, when the Thing initially attacks the Human Torch one of his random transformations back into his human form severs the link between the Thing and the Puppet being used by the Puppet Master.

Returning to the Baxter Building Johnny and Ben seek Reed's help in finding out what happened to cause the Thing to last out at Johnny. Realizing it's the Puppet Masters doing, Reed builds a device that feeds back the Puppet Masters power, so when he uses his puppet to try and control the Thing again, it backfires causing an explosion that knocks him out and foils his and the Mad Thinkers plot.

Appearing in "The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!"Edit

Summoned to the lair of the Ancient One, Dr. Strange is informed that the Dread Dormammu has threatened to cross over from his Dark Dimension into that of Earth's. The Ancient One dispatches Strange to the Dark Dimension to send a message to Dormammu personally.

Arriving in the Dark Dimension, Dr. Strange battle many warriors and creatures sent by Dormammu to bar his passage. Meeting the girl named Clea, she shows Strange the way to Dormammu's lair, there Strange warns Dormammu from attacking Earth's dimension or threatening the Ancient One, he must first battle Dr. Strange.

Continuity Notes

Pawns of the Deadly Duo!

  • The Puppet Master laments over the fact that the Thing and Torch always team up. A situation that he personally experienced in Strange Tales #116.
  • Ben mentions using Reed's thought projector in the past. It was last used in Fantastic Four #27.

The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!

  • Doctor Strange is returning to his body after his fight with Baron Mordo during last issue.
  • Strange is wearing the Amulet of Agamotto here, before he is upgraded with the more powerful Eye of Agamotto in Strange Tales #128.
  • Although this is her first appearance, Clea is not named until Strange Tales #146.

Publication Notes

  • "Pawns of the Deadly Duo" is Job # X-772
  • "The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!" is Job #X-813
  • This issue also contain a 1 page pin-up of "The Thing", Dick Ayers, artist
  • This issue also debuts the recurring 2 page letters page "Strange Mails". This issue features letters from John Cirkoth, Joe Schifino, Michael Martin, Benjamin Burenstein, Richard Davidson,Dave Wilson, and Paul Brackley
  • Letters page also includes "Special Announcement Page"
  • The conclusion of the text issue "The Message" is not concluded from Strange Tales #125
  • The Dr. Strange story is reprinted in Bring on the Bad Guys and Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (Pocket Books).



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