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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 252

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at a classic Doctor Strange tale from Steve Ditko and Stan Lee…

In Steve Ditko’s LAST issue of Strange Tales, #146, Eternity has been captured by the Dread Dormammu, along with the young woman who Strange would soon learn was named Clea.

So Strange goes to save Clea, and, well, mind-blowing stuff goes down…

“The” moment is extremely difficult to pin down, but I suppose the collision between Dormammu and Eternity is “the” moment.


i think the moment is that 2nd splash page. what year did this come out?

Page 6 is the moment for me.

I got a kick out of the 3 bystanders at the beginning thinking its either an advertising stunt or mass hallucination, and yet seeming unfazed by Dr Strange walking past them in the first place, but Eternity appearing and being attacked by Dormanu was cool. I loved the cosmic feel of the classic Marvels

I would say the second splash page (pg6) is the moment.

“Continued on next page.”

Thanks, comic book!

page 6 is th moment

But Dr. Strange had already met Eternity back in Strange Tales 138, eight months earlier. It was the 34th most iconic panel in Marvel history, as you’ll recall.

‘ “Continued on next page.”

Thanks, comic book! ‘

Haha, I love that in old comics. I wonder how many angry letters the comic companies received from fans complaining that their comic had stopped abruptly with an ad for Charles Atlas only to be told that they needed to turn the page before the publishers decided to make it this helpful instruction a standard in comics of the era.

I paid 10 cents for this and it ends at page 6? What a rip off!

Omar Karindu, with the power of SUPER-hypocrisy!

September 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I suspect the “Continued After Next Page” thing is more a note for the printers than for the readers. It tells them where to slot in the ads.

If you go back and look at a lot of heroes and villians and their designs from back in the day, a lot of them have not stood the test of time. But Eternity looks just as awesome now as he did back then.

Every panel is a cool moment today Brian. Some of the greatest comics ever here. I like that Clea was introduced 20 issues earlier in the domain of Dormammu and the Mindless Ones. Now at last in Ditko’s final fantastic issue we get her name.

Eternity is a guy? A “he” instead of an “it” then?

And Dormy wears his underwear on the outside like most other super-types?

Far out!

60’s Dr. Strange comics…a replacement for Mescalin.

Damn, dormammu always gets his ass whipped.

Wow, this art is insanely better than the Spider-Man work Ditko did.

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