Appearing in "The Mystery Villain!"Edit
- Paste-Gun (Recap)
Synopsis for "The Mystery Villain!"Edit
After a training session ends with the Torch complaining about Mr. Fantastic being leader of the FF, he and the Thing are invited to a charity auto race. While on the route, the two heroes are captured by a mysterious villain who manages to keep the two heroes on their toes. Admitting defeat, the Torch and Thing realize that they've been fighting Mr. Fantastic in disguise who set up the whole ruse to teach them a lesson about his leadership of the group.
Appearing in "Duel With The Dread Dormammu!"Edit
- Mindless Ones (First appearance)
- Hoggoth (Mentioned)
- Vishanti (Mentioned)
- Oshtur (Mentioned)
- Raggadorr (Mentioned)
- Valtorr (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "Duel With The Dread Dormammu!"Edit
While waiting for his duel against Dormammu to begin, Dr. Strange is shown around the Dark Dimension and shown the part of the realm which is sealed with a mystic barrier to contain the Mindless Ones by Clea. As his duel starts against the Dread Dormammu, Dormammu imprisons Clea, and the two duel on. However, the mystical power used by Dormammu weakens the power of the spell keeping the Mindless ones at bay causing them to escape. Dr. Strange then helps seal them back in their place, and as gratitude, Dormammu is bound to a promise not to invade the Earth's dimension. Returning to the Earth dimension, Dr. Strange is rewarded by the Ancient One with two new items: A cloak of levitation, and the Eye of Agamotto.
The Mystery Villain!
- Johnny mentions his recent battles against the Wizard (Strange Tales #118), Paste-Pot Pete (Strange Tales #124) and the Sub-Mariner (Strange Tales #125).
- Although Reed abandons the Mystery Villain disguise, it's later co-opted by Nick Fury in Fantastic Four #154.
Duel with the Dread Dormammu!
- Clea goes unnamed until Strange Tales #146.
- Dormammu is confined to his vow to not try and invade the Earth dimension. His first attempt to break this rule comes during the Avengers/Defenders War in Avengers #115-118 and Defenders #8-11.
- This story contains a one page pin-up of The Thing: A Marvel Masterwork Pin-up"--Dick Ayers art
- The Dr. Strange story is reprinted in Bring on the Bad Guys and Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (Pocket Books).
- The Majority of the Human Torch story is reprinted in Fantastic Four #154
- Human Torch story is Job # X-788
- Dr. Strange story is Job # X-813
- Includes letters page: Strange Mails-Letters from Rick Paul, Clyde Smith, Kristen Barrett, Chris Clark and Rita Hoard.
- Also includes "Special Announcement Section" and "The Mighty Marvel Checklist"
- No trivia.
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