STRANGE TALES #111
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2nd Dr. Strange Appearance

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Published
August 1963
Comic Age
Silver
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$.12
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  • * 1ST APPEARANCE "ASBESTOS MAN" (Orson Kasloff)
  • First appearance of Baron Mordo.
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 "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!"  

Baron Mordo makes his 1st appearance
 Strange Tales #111 

1st Appearance of Asbestos Man (Orson Kasloff)
2nd App: Dr. Strange.

 Contains Three Stories "Fighting to the Death with Asbestos Man!" "Beware the Machine" and "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!" 

Synopsis for "Fighting to the Death with Asbestos Man!"

Asbestos Man Next (First appearance)
Blackie Barker (First appearance)

While witnessing the Human Torch stopping a crime, Orson Kasloff dwells on the fact that he is an under appreciated scientist and that he could make a better living as a master criminal using his scientific mind to pull off perfect crimes. After his first attempt at burgling fails, he decides he'll end the threat of the Human Torch to criminals everywhere. Creating a chemically treated suit of armor and weapons made of asbestos, Kasloff becomes the Asbestos Man.

Challenging the Human Torch to a public battle, he manages to outsmart the Human Torch delivering a humiliating defeat to the hero and giving Asbestos Man the credentials to get hired on by a local crime boss. However, when he pulls off an actual crime, the Torch challenges Asbestos Man again, using his flame powers to eat all the oxygen around Asbestos Man instead of trying to burn him, forcing Asbestos Man and his crooks to surrender.

Synopsis for "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!"

Baron Mordo (First appearance)

Mordo visits the Ancient One's home in astral form and compels the servant to put a drug in his food. Baron Mordo attempts to wring mystic secrets from him by threatening to let the poison kill him gradually. When Doctor Strange tries to contact the Ancient One and fails, he realizes something is wrong and visits in astral form. Strange and Mordo do battle. In desperation, Strange uses his amulet to transfer energy from himself to the Ancient One, thus weakening himself. He bluffs Mordo by telling him that he can keep Mordo's astral self from reuniting with his physical body. Mordo flees to his body and loses control over the servant. Strange follows and tells Mordo that his plot has failed.
 FIGHTING TO THE DEATH WITH ASBESTOS MAN! 

* 1ST APPEARANCE "ASBESTOS MAN" (Orson Kasloff)

While witnessing the Human Torch stopping a crime, Orson Kasloff dwells on the fact that he is an under appreciated scientist and that he could make a better living as a master criminal using his scientific mind to pull off perfect crimes. After his first attempt at burgling fails, he decides he'll end the threat of the Human Torch to criminals everywhere. Creating a chemically treated suit of armor and weapons made of asbestos, Kasloff becomes the Asbestos Man.

Challenging the Human Torch to a public battle, he manages to outsmart the Human Torch delivering a humiliating defeat to the hero and giving Asbestos Man the credentials to get hired on by a local crime boss. However, when he pulls off an actual crime, the Torch challenges Asbestos Man again, using his flame powers to eat all the oxygen around Asbestos Man instead of trying to burn him, forcing Asbestos Man and his crooks to surrender.
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