Throwback Thirstday: The First Appearance Of Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE FIRST APPEARED IN THE POPULAR COMIC SERIES STRANGE TALES #110, JULY, 1963. THIS PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE GREATEST THING THAT HAPPENED THAT MONTH IF BOB CHARLES DIDN’T FLOOD THE NEWS WITH BEING THE FIRST LEFT HANDED GOLFER TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.
Sorry Doc. You can’t beat that kind of sauce!
So this tale begins with a young Vincent Price looking gentleman being tortured by nightmares. After one sleepless night, he goes searching for Doctor Strange, Master Of Black Magic! Apparently Doc must have had a sign outside his house back then, because this guy found him by just walking down a side street and right into his house.
So after a brief conversation, Dr. Strange decides he will help him by entering his dreams. Although first, Doc takes a trip to see his old master by way of Astral projection. The Master tells Doc he will soon have to take over as master and if he’s in trouble to look to his magic amulet for help.
Doc Strange puts on his Cheetah skin gloves that look like he stole from my great grandmother’s wardrobe and heads over to Vincent Prices house. Once Vincent falls asleep, Doc enters his dream via Astral projection. Doc finds the figure causing the nightmares but also finds his ancient foe lurking around as well.
During this moment, Vincent Price awakens and grabs a gun. The figure that was haunting him was someone he killed during a robbery and told Doc the truth. With Nightmare trapping Doc’s spirit in Dreamland, there was no way to protect his physical form. Doctor Strange called out to his master for help. The Master responded with activating Doc’s magic amulet and putting Vincent Price into a hypnotic state. Using the distraction, Doc breaks Nightmare’s grip on his Astral form and escapes from dreamland!
Doctor Strange saves the day! Thank God he wore his cheetah gloves! So we will give this 2 beers out of a six pack. One for each of my great grandmothers cheetah gloves he stole.
THIS HAS BEEN DRUNKEN SPIDEY. UNTIL NEXT TIME, THROW ME A BEER.