Strange Tales #128 (Dr. Strange)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #128 (Dr. Strange story only)
Review/plot: A former disciple of a sorcerer called The Demon...
...shows up at Dr. Strange's house, begging for help. The disciple didn't believe in magic and joined him as a gag but now realizes what he's gotten himself into. The disciple is then teleported back to the Demon, leaving only his clothes behind. Dr. Strange animates the clothes and has them retrace their steps back to the Demon's dwelling.
After a cool mystic battle...
...Strange defeats the Demon.
The Demon will appear again, as a lackey of Baron Mordo. To distinguish him from other 'Demons', he is eventually given the name 'Demonicus'.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Dr. Strange vol. 1
There was also a Dr. Demonicus who appeared in early issues of Godzilla, and reappeared in later issues of Shogun Warriors.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 1, 2011 12:59 AM
It's not Claremont, but there's a "with no quarter asked--or given!" during the fight. It makes me wonder how far back that goes.
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | September 23, 2015 4:31 AM
The expression "no quarter shall be given" goes back at least to 1644. I'm not sure when writers started using the whole "no quarter asked or given" phrase.
Posted by: Michael | September 26, 2015 11:50 AM
Thanks, Michael. I did some Google searches of Project Gutenberg and found a lot of instances of the expression (in varying forms) from the first couple of decades of the 20th century, and a few from the second half of the 19th century. But it could easily go back further.
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | October 2, 2015 9:40 AM
Dr. Demonicus also fought Iron Man and the West Coast Avengers.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 30, 2016 10:13 PM
I really like this Doctor Strange comic. It's the first time DS actually feels really powerful. The fight scene where he schools The Demon was so much fun.
Posted by: Zansmo | November 27, 2016 2:50 AM
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