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173: Strange Tales #120 (v1) [B Story]

" The House of Shadows "
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Strange Tales #120b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, George Roussos
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Steve Ditko
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Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Story Arc: -
Pages: 9
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 785                 Times Rated: 447
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales to Astonish #55b (v1)
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Strange Tales #120b (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #13 (v1)
Tales of Suspense #53a (v1)
171: Tales to Ast...
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172: Strange Tale...
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#13 (v1)
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When a reporter disappears in a haunted house it is up to Dr Strange to see the truth within the mystery.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Strange Tales #119b (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Strange Tales #121b (v1).
     
Villains
  The House of Shadows
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The House of Shadows in the mainstream continuity. The House of Shadows next appears in Rom #5.
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Amulet of Agamotto
Amulet of Agamotto last appeared in Strange Tales #119b (v1). Amulet of Agamotto next appears in Strange Tales #121b (v1).
 
     
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RikerDonegal
   September 5, 2017
A short story with better build-up than pay-off.

The first half is all mystery and suspense. Quite gripping.

The second half reveals a very ordinary foe, and a basic resolution.

Probably the best thing about this is the cynical crowd standing outside the haunted house. They aren’t willing to accept anything that they see.

6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-01-27 17:38:56  
  2 stars for the Dweller in the Shadows.

Splash - It looks like Dr. Strange is the disapproving parent. "Bad House, Bad!!!".

Cop Out - That cop doesn't seem to interested in keeping back the crowds when he standing behind them with his back turned to them!

'Nuff Said - "Aww, c'mon, Mom! That haunted house jazz went out with hoop skirts and moustache wax!"-Nerdy Son
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-01-29 18:38:31  
  Run-o-the-mill story, but decent art. I like Ditko's use of shadow.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-01-30 13:11:26  
  The Strange Tale of the Amytiville Horror.  
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2015-07-22 05:38:14  
  The Torch story was better than Strange? Unfathomable.  
 
 

  wedgeskywalker9 Says:    
  2015-08-12 18:29:43  
  Horror settings are working way better for Strange than Sci-Fi ones  
 
 

  wingot Says:    
  2016-01-03 23:16:10  
  Wasn't really a fan of the villain in this story. Otherwise the story was reasonably strong.

Does Strange have to banish/close portal against every villain that agrees to leave/stop causing issues? Seems to have real trust issues this one.
 
 
 

  gonzo Says:    
  2016-03-27 15:47:35  
  The story was a little blah but I really enjoyed the creepy art
Probably the first time I rated both halves of this title at 3 stars
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-04-27 12:47:22  
 
  • That’s my line – “Boy” How corny can you get?!” (Skeptic rubberneck) – I rest my case!

  • Doctor Strange proudly wears his pet cone of shame on the splash page.

  • In the name of the wise Chuck, I call upon the forces of the mighty Bob. Let the mists of the ancient Moe… Nah!... Got the point! Let’s stick to the weird names!

  • Weaker story than usual, but not as bad as the comments made it appear. Though I must agree with you guys; the writers’ depiction of the crowd can be very derogative. 3 stars for Ditko’s work.
 
 
 

  kent18 Says:    
  2016-11-15 03:49:08  
  Three stars solely for the contribution of Steve Ditko -- a graduate level seminar on effective lighting and composition.

Stan provided nothing, and nothing is what he gets.
 
 
 

  Billstar2 Says:    
  2017-01-16 00:45:18  
  Doctor Strange rarely walks in crowds...but when he does he drinks dos equis. He is the most interesting sorcerer. Not in this story but in some.

Barely interesting.
 
 
 

  jennychan Says:    
  2018-01-18 21:20:32  
  Booooring...no wonder I only bought 1 issue of Dr. Strange as a kid.  
 
 

 
 
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Essential Doctor Strange, Volume 1
 
This collection includes Strange Tales #136b (v1), Strange Tales #145b (v1), Strange Tales #146a (v1), Strange Tales #147a (v1), Strange Tales #148a (v1), Strange Tales #149a (v1), Strange Tales #150a (v1), Strange Tales #151b (v1), Strange Tales #152b (v1), Strange Tales #153b (v1), Strange Tales #154b (v1), Strange Tales #155b (v1), Strange Tales #157b (v1), Strange Tales #158b (v1), Strange Tales #159b (v1), Strange Tales #160b (v1), Strange Tales #161b (v1), Strange Tales #162a (v1), Strange Tales #163b (v1), Strange Tales #110c (v1), Strange Tales #111c (v1), Strange Tales #115b (v1), Strange Tales #116b (v1), Strange Tales #117b (v1), Strange Tales #118a (v1), Strange Tales #119b (v1), Strange Tales #120b (v1), Strange Tales #121b (v1), Strange Tales #122b (v1), Strange Tales #123b (v1), Strange Tales #124b (v1), Strange Tales #125b (v1), Strange Tales #126a (v1), Strange Tales #127a (v1), Strange Tales #128b (v1), Strange Tales #129b (v1), Strange Tales #130b (v1), Strange Tales #131a (v1), Strange Tales #132b (v1), Strange Tales #133b (v1), Strange Tales #134b (v1), Strange Tales #135b (v1), Strange Tales #137b (v1), Strange Tales #138b (v1), Strange Tales #139b (v1), Strange Tales #140b (v1), Strange Tales #141b (v1), Strange Tales #142b (v1), Strange Tales #144b (v1), Strange Tales #143b (v1), Fantastic Four #16 (v1)
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