Monday, December 26, 2016

Dr. Strange Top 10 List - #9 - Strange Tales 130

   Continuing our countdown of Chuck's picks for the Top 10 Dr. Strange stories by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko:

#9 - Strange Tales 130 - "The Defeat of Dr. Strange!"

   Up to this point, there had been only one continued story for Strange - his two-part battle with Dormammu.

   But this issue kicked off a story that - while each chapter could stand alone - continued through 12 issues, for a full year of continuity!

   Dormammu is powering up Baron Mordo, and in a sudden attack the Ancient One is injured, and Strange has no choice but to go on the run, trying to find a safe haven for his teacher and then seeking a way to fight back against his opponents.

   What follows is an ingenious Fugitive-style story, as Strange must find a way to fight back against an opponent who is far more numerous and far more powerful. He is hunted, hounded - but never surrenders!

   It was just the beginning of one of Strange's most amazing stories (which we'll touch on again as our countdown continues)!

Grade: A


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