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Ancient One

Ancient One
Real Name: Yao
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Birth Place: Unknown
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Origin: Mystic
First Appearance
Strange Tales #110c (v1)
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 #110 (v1) [C Story]
72: Strange Tales #110 (v1) [C Story]
   
"Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic "
Dr. Strange helps a man who is having troubled sleep. The mage must encounter a dark force to aid the man.
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Cover Date : July 1963
Release Date: April 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Strange Tales #111 (v1) [C Story]
78: Strange Tales #111 (v1) [C Story]
   
"Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo "
Doctor Strange stands between Baron Mordo and his plans to destroy the Ancient One!
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Cover Date : August 1963
Release Date: May 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #114 (v1) [B Story]
104: Strange Tales #114 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo "
Disguised as an old friend of Dr. Strange, Karl Mordo calls to asks for help.
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Cover Date : November 1963
Release Date: August 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Strange Tales #115 (v1) [B Story]
115: Strange Tales #115 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Origin of Dr. Strange "
Dr Strange's mysterious past is revealed. The story of how he became the Ancient One's apprentice.
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Cover Date : December 1963
Release Date: September 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #117 (v1) [B Story]
143: Strange Tales #117 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Many Traps of Baron Mordo "
Baron Mordo makes another attempt on the Ancient One's life but Dr Strange will always be there to stop him.
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Cover Date : February 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #124 (v1) [B Story]
228: Strange Tales #124 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Lady from Nowhere "
While floating over the city Doctor Strange finds a victim of black magic but who is this Lady from Nowhere?!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Dick Ayers
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #125 (v1) [B Story]
238: Strange Tales #125 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Mordo Must Not Catch Me "
The masters of the mystic arts, Dr Strange and Mordo, battle it out in mortal combat!
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Cover Date : October 1964
Release Date: July 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #126 (v1) [B Story]
239: Strange Tales #126 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Domain of the Dread Dormammu! "
The world is threatened by the coming of the Dread Dormammu and only Doctor Strange has the power to stop him!
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Cover Date : November 1964
Release Date: August 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Strange Tales #127 (v1) [B Story]
240: Strange Tales #127 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Duel With The Dread Dormammu! "
Doctor Strange's duel with the Dread Dormammu!
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Cover Date : December 1964
Release Date: September 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Strange Tales #129 (v1) [B Story]
283: Strange Tales #129 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Beware... Tiboro, the Tyrant of the Sixth Dimension "
When a panel of scientists try to disprove the existence of black magic on a TV show, they mysteriously disappear and Dr.Strange is asked to investigate.
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Cover Date : February 1965
Release Date: November 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Don Rico
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #130 (v1) [B Story]
393: Strange Tales #130 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Defeat of Dr. Strange "
While Dr. Strange has to evade Baron Mordo, whose powers have been greatly increased.
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Cover Date : March 1965
Release Date: December 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #132 (v1) [B Story]
395: Strange Tales #132 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Face-to-Face at Last with Baron Mordo "
Dr. Strange finally faces Baron Mordo in magical battle, but the odds seem stacked against him.
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Cover Date : May 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Steve Ditko
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #133 (v1) [B Story]
396: Strange Tales #133 (v1) [B Story]
   
"A Nameless Land, a Timeless Time! "
Dr. Strange has escaped Baron Mordo by traveling to a distant dimension, where he finds his services are greatly needed.
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Cover Date : June 1965
Release Date: March 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Steve Ditko
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #134 (v1) [B Story]
397: Strange Tales #134 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Earth Be My Battleground "
Dr. Strange returns to our dimension to battle Mordo. Will he be victorious, and will he solve the mystery of who - or what - is Eternity?
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Cover Date : July 1965
Release Date: April 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #136 (v1) [B Story]
399: Strange Tales #136 (v1) [B Story]
   
"What Lurks Beneath the Mask? "
Dr. Strange must fend off Baron Mordo's minions while he continues his search for Eternity.
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Cover Date : September 1965
Release Date: June 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Steve Ditko
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #137 (v1) [B Story]
400: Strange Tales #137 (v1) [B Story]
   
"When Meet the Mystic Minds! "
Dr. Strange enters the Ancient One's mind in search of Eternity's location.
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Cover Date : October 1965
Release Date: July 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Strange Tales #138 (v1) [B Story]
401: Strange Tales #138 (v1) [B Story]
   
"If Eternity Should Fail! "
Dr. Strange finally comes face to face with Eternity in quest for the power to beat Baron Mordo and his newly found strength. Will Eternity aid Dr. Strange in his bid to defeat Baron Mordo?
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Cover Date : November 1965
Release Date: August 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: John Severin
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Strange Tales #139 (v1) [B Story]
402: Strange Tales #139 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Beware...! Dormammu is Watching! "
After returning empty handed from his journey to find Eternity, Dr. Strange must now face off against both Dormammu and Mordo on his own. How can Doctor Strange ever hope to overcome these near impossible odds and come out on the winning side?
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Cover Date : December 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #140 (v1) [B Story]
403: Strange Tales #140 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Pincers of Power! "
After growing weary of Mordo continued failure to overcome Strange despite his superior power, Dormammu brings an end to their battle, transporting all of them to a neutral dimension where he will do battle with Strange himself. However, the nature of the battle will be one of skill and not power, giving Dr. Strange a glimpse of hope.
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Cover Date : January 1966
Release Date: October 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #141 (v1) [B Story]
404: Strange Tales #141 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Let There be Victory! "
After striking Strange during his battle with Dormammu, Mordo expects to have won back favour with his dread master. However, when Dormammu learns of his deed, he descends into fury at Mordo having tainted his victory, and banishes him to the dimension of daemons. With Mordo out of the picture, Strange and Dormammu engage in on final battle for control of every dimension.
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Cover Date : February 1966
Release Date: November 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #142 (v1) [B Story]
405: Strange Tales #142 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Those Who Would Destroy Me! "
Doctor Strange Strange returns home unaware that a bomb has been placed inside of it, but there is an even larger threat looming in the shadows.
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Cover Date : March 1966
Release Date: December 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #144 (v1) [B Story]
407: Strange Tales #144 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Where Man Hath Never Trod! "
Dr. Strange continues his search for the female that saved him from the Dread Doramammu.
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Cover Date : May 1966
Release Date: February 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #146 (v1) [B Story]
445: Strange Tales #146 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The End -- at Last "
Dr. Strange's nemesis Dormammu has one final battle.
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Cover Date : July 1966
Release Date: April 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Steve Ditko
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #147 (v1) [B Story]
627: Strange Tales #147 (v1) [B Story]
   
"From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu "
A preoccupied Doctor Strange encounters some startling discoveries from within and without.
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Cover Date : August 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #148 (v1) [B Story]
628: Strange Tales #148 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Origin of the Ancient One "
The Ancient One begins to unravel his mysterious past which reveals a powerful new adversary for The Master of the Mystic Arts.
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Cover Date : September 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Bill Everett
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #149 (v1) [B Story]
629: Strange Tales #149 (v1) [B Story]
   
"If Kaluu Should Triumph... "
Doctor Strange is forced to confront a marauding sorcerer from The Ancient One's past.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #150 (v1) [B Story]
630: Strange Tales #150 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Conquest of Kaluu "
Dr. Strange has one hope of defeating Kaluu, and it rests in the past.
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Cover Date : November 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Bill Everett
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #153 (v1) [B Story]
633: Strange Tales #153 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Alone, Against the Mindless Ones "
Dr. Strange must battle the Mindless Ones on the outside of Umar's territory in order to save Clea.
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Cover Date : February 1967
Release Date: November 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Jim Steranko
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #155 (v1) [B Story]
635: Strange Tales #155 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Fearful Finish "
Dr. Strange attempts to contact the Ancient One for help against Umar.
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Cover Date : April 1967
Release Date: January 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Jim Steranko
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #156 (v1) [B Story]
636: Strange Tales #156 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Umar Walks the Earth "
Umar comes to Earth and to stop her, Dr. Strange unleashes a double edged weapon.
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Cover Date : May 1967
Release Date: February 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #157 (v1) [B Story]
637: Strange Tales #157 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The End of the Ancient One "
Dr. Strange's mentor, the Ancient One, faces his end.
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Cover Date : June 1967
Release Date: March 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Jim Steranko
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #33 (v1)
640: X-Men #33 (v1)
   
"Into the Crimson Cosmos! "
While the Angel, Beast and Iceman battle the newly reawakened Juggernaut in the physical world the rest of the team, with Dr. Strange, travel into the Crimson Cosmos to find a mystical gem that could stop their foe. But is it too late to save their mentor, Professor X?
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Cover Date : June 1967
Release Date: April 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Werner Roth
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
X-Men #166 (v1) [A Story]
678: Strange Tales #166 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg "
With the powerful Voltor released, Dr Strange must fight a battle on two fronts against the gigantic robot and the scientific genius of Yandroth. Can he overcome their combined forces and save Victoria Bentley?
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Cover Date : March 1968
Release Date: November 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Art: George Tuska
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Strange Tales #167 (v1) [B Story]
679: Strange Tales #167 (v1) [B Story]
   
"This Dream -- This Doom "
While returned to Earth, Doctor Strange confronts this question and the whereabouts of the dangerous Yandroth and his mystic captive.
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Cover Date : April 1968
Release Date: January 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Dan Adkins
Cover: Jim Steranko
Issue Has Comments
 
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Strange Tales #168 (v1) [A Story]
680: Strange Tales #168 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Exile "
Doctor Strange battles three tremendous foes. First a huge behemoth and following some vicious Vikings, neither of who are truly real, but that makes then no less dangerous in the mystical dream dimension. Then he must face the biggest test of all, a final showdown with Yandroth.
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Cover Date : May 1968
Release Date: February 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Dan Adkins
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Strange Tales #169 (v1)
822: Doctor Strange #169 (v1)
   
"The Coming Of... Dr. Strange "
Dr. Strange allows his sense of foreboding to wear on him. To counter the feelings of futility, he remembers back to how he came to the Ancient One in the first place.
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Cover Date : June 1968
Release Date: March 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Dan Adkins
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Doctor Strange #170 (v1)
823: Doctor Strange #170 (v1)
   
"To Dream-- Perchance to Die! "
Dr. Strange hears a disconcerting scream from the Ancient One's chamber and investigates. Information he gathers leads him into the Ancient One's mind where he must face the evil villain known as Nightmare.
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Cover Date : July 1968
Release Date: April 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Dan Adkins
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments
 
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Doctor Strange #174 (v1)
903: Doctor Strange #174 (v1)
   
"The Power and the Pendulum! "
Dr. Strange becomes the guest of a mysterious man with a dark secret. His host has made a deal with Satannish and is scheduled to deliver a soul to his dark lord, Dr. Strange's soul!
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Cover Date : November 1968
Release Date: August 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover:
Issue Has Comments
 
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Doctor Strange #177 (v1)
927: Doctor Strange #177 (v1)
   
"The Cult and the Curse "
Bereft of his enchanted Cloak of Levitation and priceless amulet, the Eye of Agomatto, Dr. Strange must fight for his very life against the Sons of Satannish.
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Cover Date : February 1969
Release Date: November 1968
Universe:
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Doctor Strange #178 (v1)
959: Doctor Strange #178 (v1)
   
"... With One Beside Him "
Dr. Strange must bring the Sons of Satannish back from banishment to Earth in order to prevent a cataclysm.
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Cover Date : March 1969
Release Date: December 1968
Universe:
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
           
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