Comic Browser:


Marvel Feature #2: Review

Mar 1972
Roy Thomas, Ross Andru

Story Name:

Nightmare On Bald Mountain

Review & Comments

3 stars

Marvel Feature #2 Review by (October 20, 2020)

Comments: Title is a play on the famous classical piece “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky. The story is set in Rutland, Vermont, whose annual Halloween Parade was featured in a number of early 1970s comics for both Marvel and DC; this issue features guest appearances by Roy and Jeanie Thomas and Tom Fagan. Dormammu tried to invade Earth once before, in DR. STRANGE #173.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Marvel Feature #2 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Dormammu needs the body of Doctor Strange to enter the Earth's dimension. So he instructs his cultists for tricking the sorcerer into assuming his astral form. The evil followers succeed and steal Doctor Strange's body. Wong, the sorcerer's assistant, asks Clea for help who then calls the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner. The four follow a psychic trail and get to Vermont where they fight the cultists. Finally, Doctor Strange defeats Dormammu and restores his physical form.

“The Hidden World”

Writer/artist: Bill Everett.

Story reprinted from SUB-MARINER (1954 series) #36.

Synopsis: A second moon appears in the sky and drains all of Earth’s water. Namor the Sub-Mariner is the chief suspect so he opens up an underground reservoir and jumps into the stream as it too is drawn toward the new moon. There he finds a race of pink beaked men who tell him they just want some of Earth’s water to save their own world and will send all the rest back when their planet moves on. In a fit of anger, Namor tells them to keep all Earth’s water to punish the surface people—until he realizes his own people would all die too. So, he opens up the reservoir on the other world and the weather all shoots back to Earth, Namor with it. On his return he finds he is still suspected of stealing the water in the first place and plans revenge against the surface-dwellers.

Ross Andru
Sal Buscema
John Buscema (Cover Penciler)
Frank Giacoia (Cover Inker)
Letterer: Sam Rosen.
Editor: Stan Lee.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Bruce Banner)

> Marvel Feature: Book info and issue index

Share This Page