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1329: Marvel Feature #1 (v1) [C Story]

" The Return! "
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Marvel Feature #1c (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Neal Adams
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: December 1971
Release Date: October 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 314                 Times Rated: 193
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Steven Sanders wanders the streets of his old borough and feels drawn back to his old dwelling. When he sees it is not boarded up as he had commanded, he enters to find Dr. Strange waiting for him. Is Steven Sanders mad or is Dr. Strange an imposter?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Incredible Hulk #126 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Marvel Feature #1a (v1).
Supporting Characters
Wong last appeared in Doctor Strange #183 (v1). Wong next appears in Marvel Feature #1a (v1).
  The Ancient One
The Ancient One last appeared in Doctor Strange #178 (v1). The Ancient One next appears in Marvel Premiere #3.
  Baron Mordo
Baron Mordo last appeared in Doctor Strange #169 (v1). Baron Mordo next appears in Marvel Premiere #10.
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Issue Review
   November 21, 2016

Good story, well told.
It's carries extra significance because it brings DS back to the Marvel Universe, but it's also a compelling - if basic - mystery in itís own right.
Who is the fake Stephen Strange that lives in his old house?
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-04-12 18:24:57  
  Welcome back to The CMRO Dr. Strange. I had missed his adventures, but not the silly euphemisms like "By the Moons of Munipoor!"  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-06-15 03:12:01  
  Good to see ol' Steve back. I really like Doctor Strange.  

  Wady Says:    
  2012-09-26 15:37:44  
  It's great to have Dr. Strange in the ranks.  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2013-04-09 10:28:56  
  Definitely nice to have Strange back, and this story was kind of fun, but it felta little out of character for Mordo to have been impersonating Strange. Maybe if he had been doing it specifically to torture Stephen, but the story intimates that he's been at it for months, without seeking out Strange.
I get the feeling that Mordo would be too proud and too disdainful of Strange to allow himself to become the man he hates. Then again, Mordo is above most other things a coward, so we may interpret this odd behavior in that light.

  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2013-11-17 11:36:42  
  "The most fabulous fighting team of all?" If there's one thing old school Marvel comics excel at, it's hyperbole.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-02 14:50:44  
  Welcome back Doc! Now let's get them Defenders stories going!  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-06-24 00:41:44  
  I'm glad to have Strange back, but that story was just... okay.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2014-08-03 17:15:07  
  Oh no, now I have magic powers! Life sucks.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-28 19:53:56  
  Welcome back, colonel :-D  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2014-12-03 04:45:06  
  Art is typical Heck, nothing too exciting. The story is a good one and the script right on brand for Stephen Strange. I do miss Ditko, tho. (3-)  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-01-31 07:59:46  
  I'm probably giving this a higher rating than it deserves, but Dr. Strange is easily one of my favorite Marvel characters, and I'm thrilled to see him back in the order.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-02-14 16:31:11  
  Oh Wong, you really aren't all that useful are you? You don't get suspicious when your master starts acting different and hasn't shown his real face in months?  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-02-12 17:28:45  
  3 stars for the death of Stephen Sanders!!!

'Nuff Said - "Please, Master--he is but a buffoon--the product of his own sick mind."-Wong

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-02-27 19:05:48  
  Defenders - HYPE!  

  metsguy Says:    
  2016-11-13 18:19:25  
  Don Heck channeling Ditko. The fingers...  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-01-20 05:58:20  
  I'm so glad we didn't actually have to put up with any Stephen Sanders secret identity bull. By the crimson bands of Cytorrak, I'm glad Dr Strange is back.  

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2017-02-02 00:43:58  
  I loved how Dr. Strange was pissed that the door was unlocked. Time for a roommate meeting!  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-02-22 12:33:38  
  Once again, the Doctor is in. He's back to being Strange, and not a Strange-r. Good to see you back, dude.

This was an okay story, helping set up the Defenders. It was also fitting to have Baron Mordo in the "superhero" suit that Doc was wearing in the last few issues of the Doc's book. Both foe and look were atrocious, so good riddance to both of them!

I liked the artwork. It was very retro, seemingly paying homage to the original look of Dr. Strange by Steve Ditko around the time he debuted in Strange Tales. Nice touch by Don Heck and Frank Giacoia.

3 stars. More for what it pointed to than what it did. And a good enough backup story for the Defenders' debut.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-10-19 12:15:04  
  Not bad. Origin of how he regained his powers. It is convenient that the Ancient One can fully restore Strange's powers without any rituals, but only with the caveat that he can never again relinquish them.  

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