Strange Tales #116 (Dr. Strange)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #116 (Dr. Strange story only)
Dr. Strange wanders the Dream Dimenson and rescues dreamers from Nightmare.
I have this issue reprinted in color so i get the full effect.
Dr. Strange's reputation is large enough at this point that the police come to him to investigate unusual occurrences. I'm assuming that Strange's manservant is Wong; he is still not named.
Strange relies heavily on his "magic" amulet - not yet identified as the Eye of Agamotto. He also draws on the power of the Dread Dormammu quite frequently, which was surprising to me.
This issue also has the first reference to the Hosts of Hoggoth, but they aren't "hoary" yet.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: There is still nothing here that places these stories in any particular period.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: Marvel Collector's Item Classics #6
i need to start saying "Who disturbs min?" when people come to talk to me.
i think i miss the excessive narration that you get in these comics that you don't see in current issues. Stan Lee's whole setup in the beginning when he's introducing Nightmare is great. it was just the right amount of narration, unlike some issues where the art shows the guy about to throw a punch, the character says he's going to throw a punch, and the narrator lets you know a punch will be thrown.
although, i read somewhere that a person needs to be told something at least 6 times before they remember it...
|SuperMegaMonkey home | Comics Chronology home|