Doctor Strange #1

Published
November 1977
Page count
60
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Dr. Strange vs. the Dynamic Defenders (Doctor Strange) Cover, 1 page

"Dr. Strange vs. The Dynamic Defenders – in a world he never made!"

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Silver Surfer; Sub-Mariner; Hulk

Credits

Art
Frank Brunner (signed)
Colours
Frank Brunner ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (August 1974)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Doctor Strange (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #3 ([June 1980])
Dr. Strange vs. the Dynamic Defenders
 
Australia
Mystic Arts Master (Yaffa/Page, 1982?) ([1982])
Untitled

Synopsis

Strange attacked by Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner and Hulk.

Show/hide 1. The Avengers [See the Giant-Man] (The Avengers) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The Avengers (logo), 64 pages of action and thrills. See The Giant-Man Just 50 cents at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1977
More...
The Avengers [See the Giant-Man]

Notes

Script: Stan Lee (partial); Pencils: Jack Kirby; Inks: Sol Brodsky ? and Frank Giacoia; Letters: Artie Simek (part)

Show/hide 2. It Lurks Within the Crystal Ball! (Doctor Strange) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Frank Brunner (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #1 (June 1974)
It Lurks Within the Crystal Ball!
Also printed
Australia
Doctor Strange (Newton, 1975 series) #1 (1975) —Dr. Strange
It Lurks Within the Crystal Ball
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Newton, 1975 series) #6 ([September 1975?])
It Lurks Within the Crystal Ball!

Synopsis

Strange pulled into Orb of Agamotto by serpent.

Show/hide 3. Through an Orb Darkly (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Steve Englehart (co-plot
script)
Frank Brunner (co-plot)
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #1 (June 1974)
Through an Orb Darkly

Synopsis

First appearance of Silver Dagger, who infiltrates the Sanctum Sanctorum, throws silver dagger into Strange's back, and takes the Eye of Agamotto amulet and Clea. Strange is pulled into necromantic Orb of Agamotto. Meets cryptic hookah-smoking caterpillar.

Show/hide 4. The Amazing Spider-Man (The Amazing Spider-Man) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Amazing Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
John Romita, Sr.?

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Ad for Yaffa’s Spider-Man comic book

Notes

This image might be from Spider-Man Marvel promotional art.

Show/hide 5. A Separate Reality (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Steve Englehart (co-plot
script)
Frank Brunner (co-plot)
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (August 1974)
A Separate Reality

Synopsis

Strange battles the Soul-Eater. Tea party at the White Queen's (Valkyrie) castle, with replicas of Silver Surfer, Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Nick Fury, Ant-Man, Captain Midnight, Iron Man, Valkyrie, Aragorn, and Green Lantern(?).

Show/hide 6. The Dread Dormammu (Doctor Strange) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; Dormammu

Credits

Art
Frank Brunner (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (September 1974)
"He's back-- back from the dead! The Dread Dormammu!"
Show/hide 7. Amidst The Madness (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (September 1974)
Amidst the Madness
Also printed
Australia
Doctor Strange (Newton, 1975 series) #2 (1975)
Amidst the Madness

Notes

Framing story for reprint. Page 1 and bottom half of page 18.

Show/hide 8. "It is midnight! The city is still!" (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 16.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-796
Characters
Doctor Strange; Dormammul Clea; Ancient One; The Mindless Ones

Credits

Script
Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited)
Stan Lee (script)
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)
Roy Thomas (reprint editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #126 (November 1964)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
 
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127 (December 1964)
Duel with the Dread Dormammu!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #17 (October 1968)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu
 
Australia
Sub-Mariner (Newton, 1976?) ([1976?])
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
 
United States
Bring on the Bad Guys: Origins of Marvel Comics Villains (Marvel, 1976 series) (1976)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!

Synopsis

Returning home after having beaten Mordo, Strange is suddenly whisked bodily to the side of The Ancient One. The Dread Dormammu, whose name has been spoken in the past, threatens to leave his dimension and come to Earth...which must never be! Strange's mentor is now too old to face him, so Strange travels to his domain. He faces one danger after another, each one causing Dormammu's rage to build. All the while, a mysterious girl watches Strange's progress, finally revealing herself in an attempt to warn him back to where he came from. But Strange says he must face the Dread One, and she wonders why she risked his wrath to warn the stranger. Strange confronts Dormammu, and warns him not to invade Earth. But Dormammu will not speak with "underlings," and demands The Ancient One face him. Strange tells Dormammu he cannot attack his mentor while he lives...and Dormammu accepts the challenge!

Notes

Reprints combined and edited with removal of some pages.

Show/hide 9. Fantastic Four Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Fantastic Four (Thing, Invisible Girl, Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic)

Credits

Art
John Romita

Reprint history

First print
United States
Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (December 1974)
Untitled

Notes

Promotion for Yaffa’s Fantastic Four comic magazine.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 82813

Entry created

Cover added

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