As Marvel Comics begins to reshape their rules for magic in 2021, take a trip back to Tibet to seek how Stephen Strange became the original Master of the Mystic Arts.
The origin story and the foundation for all subsequent Doctor Strange stories are firmly established in the re-release of Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts Epic Collection by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
The stories collected in this edition all come from Strange Tales #110-111 and #114-146 (a former sci-fi/monster anthology turned into a showcase for the Human Torch before Strange and Nick Fury: Agent of Shield would share the page count with him). It also includes a crossover with Lee and Ditko’s other collaboration in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2.
The early Strange Tales stories introduce not only Strange, Wong and Clea, but also his iconic adversaries such as Baron Mordo, Eternity, the Mindless Ones, and the Dread Dormammu.
The Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts Epic Collection weighs in with 400 pages of mystic action and will be released at your local comic shop on July 21 (and a few weeks later in book stores) and retails for $39.99.
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