A wise man once said there's nothing in this life quite as magical as magic. He then went on to say there's nothing quite so circular as circles, and nothing quite so blue as blue. What a sage and a wit he was.
Reader, that sage was me. And that's why I took his advice and now make a point of arriving everywhere by hanging from a flying umbrella while trilling that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.
But all this talk of magic can mean just one thing.
That it's time to announce the thrillsome-tastic results of our poll to discover just who is Dr Strange's greatest ever foe.
Many as the Moons of Munnopor were the votes, and many were the recipients:
Joint fifth, with one vote each, were Dracula and Nightmare.
Fourth, with three votes, was Baron Mordo.
Third, with four votes, was, "Marvel Editors."
Second, in what I see as a turn-up for the books, was Silver Dagger, with five votes.
But, to perhaps no one's surprise at all, the winner, with a walloping twelve votes, was that inflammable fiend of infamy the Dread Dormammu. So, congratulations to the master of the Dark Dimension, and let's hope his success doesn't go to his head.
As always, thanks to all who voted - and commiserations to all those villains who failed to make the grade.
Top of the Pops: 15th December, 1977.
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