Hey there, Strangers!
It was a light Week for Doc Strange, but he did manage to escape total oblivion. He even brought some friends along for the ride.
Iron Man / Thor #1 (Baron Mordo) – If you have been wondering what has been happening with Karl Amadeus Mordo since he was deceived in the pages of X-Factor, wonder no more. Apparently he returned to his Sanctum in the Carpathian mountains just in time to be mugged by Ulik, who takes Mordo’s amulet in order to mystically supercharge the Crimson Dynamo. I love comics.
Marvel Holiday Magazine 2010 – This issue, like all good Christmas specials, contains a time-honored relic forced back into service for one more seasonal spectacle before returning to retirement for another year. In this case it is the story “Tis the Season” from Marvel Treasury #13. Throughout this story an array of Marvel mainstays, including the Incredible Hulk, are reflecting upon various aspects of the season. Good for him Doctor Strange and his pals from the Defenders are there to remind him he is not alone.
Later in the magazine we are treated, and when the article has a title like “By the Hairy Ho-Ho-Hosts of Hoggoth!” I do mean treated, to this week’s second appearance of Baron Mordo. This remembrance of the ten greatest beards in Marvel Comics places our favorite foil at number nine.
Doctor Strange appears one last time in this holiday issue when he gets a mention in a Hanukkah themed article entitled “Eight Crazy Knights” by Sean T. Collins. I have to agree that getting one Marvel Knights TPB every night of Hanukkah would be awesome and inspirational, but they would all be outshone by their recommendation of Spider-Man: Fever on the seventh night. The gift of this Marvel book comes with the message: “Talk about the Festival of Lights – This Psychedelic Spidey Story’s shiner than a truck full of gelt.” Indeed it is.
Strange Tales II #2 – Another issue of Strange Tales comes and goes without actually including any Strange. Well, except for this delightful tidbit in the advertisement for issue #3.
And speaking of Strange Occasions from the future, did you see this?
If you saw the
Sorcerer Supreme Christmas Conjurer in any other titles this week please post it in the comments and I will add it to the list.