Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Doctor is in, time for some Strange foot notes

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Alright it's time for some more of the Rom foot notes from the collection that Gary Martin Jr. sent me some time ago. Here we have one from Incredible Hulk 305 with Dr. Strange and as you can see I also included some corresponding clip art which ironically happens to have a foot note of it's own. For a synopsis of Incredible Hulk 305 http://slaymonstrobot.blogspot.com/2010/03/marvel-1985-week-incredible-hulk-305.html

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The above clip art comes from Dr. Strange #75 (vol. 2) which is retelling part of the story line from Fantastic Four #277. For those of you who don't have that issue all the panels on the top half of the page told the story of the confrontation between Ben and Johnny who had started dating Alica Masters already. Although unknown to either of those two dudes back then she was actually a skrull : ) So anyways, the conclusion of the Wraith War spills into that troubled love triangle as most of you know.
Mean while the bottom panels of the issue tell the story of a battle with that bastard Mephisto against Reed, Sue, Franklin and Dr. Strange. As you can see Mephisto was somehow drawing power from the Wraiths but as the war turned against them so did his power start to wane. I'm sure you didn't miss the little Rom #65 foot note there.

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And last up we have a flash back cameo and foot note from Dr. Strange Annual #2 (Vol. 2) in which Dr. Strange again faces and old enemy known as The Dweller in Shadows. When Rom fought him he blew him away with his neutralizer but it wasn't really that clear if he was sent to Limbo or some other crappy dimensional Hell hole. Rom gave The Dweller one of those go back to where ever you came from kinda pronouncements but I'm not sure if that was meant to be taken literally. The other panel comes from Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme #2 (Vol. 3) and I'm not sure about the context of the clip art but I believe that's supposed to be a Dire Wraith but don't quote me on that.

11 comments:

  1. It looks a bit like one, except for the teeth. Wow, you're finding footnotes all over the place now. It just reminds me how interconnected all these books were at one time. I know they run crossovers now, but it felt different then. They might reference another book, even have a character from one show up in another, but you didn't have to buy alternating issues to get a complete story. Which is why they gave us footnotes. I wonder if there was a guy just assigned for each issue to look those up. Probably an intern, god bless 'em.

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    1. yeah these connections between all these titles is indeed way cool. but don't thank me for all these foot notes i got just about all of em from Gary Martin Jr. "a Rom curator". a well earned title obviously.

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    2. Sure and he should have a hat that says so. :)

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    3. i agree. it makes the wraith war a lot cooler seeing it tie into other books without it being a massive crossover.

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  2. man shlomo!!! I thought I had all Rom related appearances....turns out I am missing a few!! Any other easter eggs you can tell us about?

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  3. well if it's easter eggs you're looking for you'll want to see the postings from the following dates: from this year March 27, Sept. 10 and Nov. 12, 2012, Aug. 10, 2012, Sept. 23, 2012.
    as for footnotes, you'll see more of those tomorrow. and on Saturday you'll see even more cool shit including the stuff I found in a discount back issue bin today.

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    1. Oooh, a teaser trailer! I love the discount bin. :)

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  4. Cool seeing Mephisto had a tie in with the war. I love Mephisto one of my favorite evil people in marvel .would have been rad if he tempted our spaceknight like he did the Norrin Radd with a lost love.that would had been epic.Dang just when i thought i had all the Wars tie ins with Avengers 244-245 and Xmen 187-188 looks like i need more. Great post.

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  5. God Mephisto needs more use. People left him alone almost after that Spidey thing, but he's an awesome villain.

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  6. Yes, that's a Dire Wraith in Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #2. I forget the storyline, but I think the good Doctor summoned her along with some other dark magic users for some reason or the other. It was only a brief appearance.

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    1. hey stranger, long time no see thanks for swinging by. be sure to come back tomorrow i've got a bunch of cool new stuff and some older but largely undiscovered stuff to showcase.

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