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Strange Tales #121
Witchcraft In The Wax Museum

August 15, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For this comic book review, i have read the Dr. Strange feature from Strange Tales #121 titled “Witchcraft In The Wax Museum“.  In this tale we see Doctor strange given a nine page feature to face off once again against the evil Baron Mordo, but in this battle the fate of Doctor strange’s life seems to be at stake, as he has but 24 hours to find and reclaim his own body for to die.  (more…)

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Strange Tales #120
The House Of Shadows!

May 16, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

The second tale from Strange Tales #120 i am going to review is “The House Of Shadows!” featuring Dr. Strange master of the mystic arts.  this comic book story according to its title page is “A tale of eerie enchantment told in the marvel manner!” but can it live up to this and the recent tales of Dr. Strange? (more…)

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Strange Tales #117
The Many Traps Of Baron Mordo

March 22, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For this comic book review I read Strange Tales #117  and the story featuring Dr. Strange Titled “The Many Traps Of Baron Mordo” In this issue, we have a near foolproof plan of Baron Mordo to trap Dr. Strange and his home in another dimension.  Then while he is trapped, the Barren plans to face and eliminate the ancient one.

But can the evil man’s plan work, or will Dr. Strange find a way to stand in the face of evil once again? (more…)

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Strange Tales #116
Return To The Nightmare World

March 5, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

The second tale that I reviewed today from Strange Tales #116 is Dr. Strange’s tale, titled “Return To The Nightmare World” and in this mystic story we have a feature length thriller that is reminiscent of the first appearance of Dr. Strange back in Strange Tales #110.

In this tale, we have nightmare trapping people in their sleep into the nightmare dimension so that they never wake up. Thus it is left to Dr. Strange, to do what only he can, stop nightmare and rescue the sleeping victims so that they can awaken.  (more…)

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Strange Tales #115
The Origin of Dr. Strange

February 21, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

That’s right, after having several Dr. Strange stories under our belt, today we get to the origin of our Strange hero. but before i dive into that, if your here looking for the Human Torch story of this issue, please click here for my review of that one.

Dr. Strange is not so unlike our other marvel hero’s , and in fact may have a lot in common with the now cancelled  Dr. Droom stories.   He was a normal man, a surgeon, with very normal motives. Then like most Marvel comic hero’s  a tragic event put him though is paces and lead him down the path that changed his life forever.

But I am not going to spoil the origin for you, it is good enough to be worth reading yourself, so I suggest that you pick it up in reprint, you can get it here:Doctor Strange, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) (more…)

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Strange Tales #114
The Return Of The Omnipotent Baron Mordo!

February 3, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

After being gone for a couple month, Dr. Strange returns, and not without editorial explanation on its first page. and I quote:

In Strange Tales #110 and #111 we introduced the mystifying Dr. Strange! Then, we waited to receive your letters, to see if you would want him continued! Well, your enthusiastic mail left us only one choice, and so… We proudly present the third in our newest series…

Now to summarize the story, Dr. Strange is contacted by Sir Clive Bentley, seeking an imitate need for help, despite how odd it is, he is unable to refuse the call, and shows up, little does he know he is walking right into a trap set by Baron Mordo! (more…)

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Avengers #1
The Coming Of The Avengers!

January 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For Today’s Comic book review, i Read and review Avengers #1 from 1963.  This classic Tale features The Mighty Thor, Iron Man,  Ant-Man and the Wasp, and The Incredible Hulk, and though the action’s of this 22 page story, they come together to form the Avengers!

Our Story begins out with Loki,   plotting his revenge against Thor, and  then searching the earth via his magical powers for a way to get even with the God of thunder.  It is in this search that he comes to the hulk, and decides to set him up to draw Thor out.

As fate would have it, his action’s get the attention of  much more than just  Thor, but also Iron-Man, Ant-Man, and the Wasp.  All of whom respond to the Teen Brigade call for help for The Hulk.  But can the 4 hero’s  help the hulk or will they be forced to capture him, and Can Thor deal with the menace of Loki?

Be you a classic avengers fan or even just a comic book fan; or perhaps your here because of the upcoming Movie Blockbuster. Avengers #1 is a must read, read on to see why: (more…)

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Journey Into Mystery #96
The Mighty Thor! Defying The Magic Of... Mad Merlin!

January 10, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For Today’s Comic Book Review i Read the Thor Story from Journey Into Mystery #96. This story is titled “The Mighty Thor! Defying The Magic Of… Mad Merlin!”   and as we sit down to read and review it, we have to ask ourselves if it is truly a magical story, or if it is one that will just fizzle out.

to summarize the events of the comic, we have the crypt of Merlin being discovered, and his sarcophagus was transferred to New York to be opened at a museum.  After being opened though,  Merlin awakens and leaves having high hopes to become a modern seat of power.   In his first attempt to impress the modern world, he learns to achieve his goal, he must first stop Thor.  (more…)

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Strange Tales #111
Face-To-Face With The Magic Of Baron Mordo!

December 15, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
strange tales #111
Today’s Comic book review is of Strange Tales #111; and it contains two stories that I have reviewed; This post is for the Dr. Strange story Titled: “Face-To-Face With The Magic Of Baron Mordo!“. For the Human Torch Story, please click here.
In our second tale of Dr. Strange, we have him face to face with Baron Mordo, or at least trance image to face.  Just as the first Dr. Strange tale, this is but 5 short pages, but what it offers in just a few pages is a good story and good character.

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Strange Tales #110
Dr. Strange Master Of Black Magic

December 10, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Strange Tales 110

In Strange Tales #110,  a second key marvel character graced the pages with his own story. This will lead me to review not only the Human Torch Tale, but a tale by another key figure.  Who is this character? Why none other than Dr. Strange, a character much more suited to fill the pages of a comic book magazine titled Strange.

Just because his name does not grace the cover of this comic, The Human Torch is still the star story and character of Strange Tales; this would be the beginning of a game changer for the marvel universe. As such it is that much more important that I do a comic book review of it.  Worry not Torch fans, you can find his strange Tales #10 Review here as well.

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