Characters Appearing: Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain America, Daredevil, Dormammu, Dr. Strange, Gamora, Goddess, Hercules, Invisible Woman, Jean Grey, Madrox the Multiple Man, Moon Knight, Moondragon, Namorita, Quicksilver, Sasquatch, Silhouette, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Storm, Thor, Windshear, Wonder Man
Doctor Strange #55
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #55
We delve further into the history of this alternate Dr. Strange, but it eventually turns out that it's all a trick by the present day Dormammu, communicating from the Dark Dimension. Paradise Omega doesn't really have a retroactive history like Counter-Earth. Dormammu just wanted to get Strange's attention; he's seeking an alliance against the Goddess. But Strange is still under the Goddess' sway, and he says that he wouldn't trust Dormammu anyway (actually the emphasis is flipped the other way).
Dormammu then attacks Strange, but Strange pulls Dormammu into our world. Fearing attracting the attention of the Goddess, Dormammu relents and leaves.
We end with Strange again semi-comatose with the other followers of the Goddess, and the "stand and wait" phrase that Roy Thomas must have used in about 30 books in the past two years (i haven't even tracked all of them, but here's a partial list, although the first isn't by Thomas).
I guess the prominence of the quote is appropriate since standing and waiting is a lot of what heroes do during the Infinity era. A more accurate quote, though, would be "those who stand and wait also have dreams about random alternate realities".
There's an adorable letter published in this issue:
Dear Dr. Strange,
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place at the end of Infinity Crusade #2, as the Goddess is taking leave of her followers.
The Kyllian back-up is covered in a separate entry.
Crossover: Infinity Crusade
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Reminds me of What If, Vol. 1 #18, "What If... Dr. Strange Were A Disciple Of Dormammu?"
Posted by: Thanos6 | December 2, 2016 5:34 PM
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