Major Issues: First Appearance of Kaecilius

Hundreds of comic book characters are being portrayed in film and television, and with each new day more are being announced.

Major Issues -- a original video series -- will speak to true comic book hobbyists as well as new fans in a short, fast-paced digital series featuring the first appearances of characters we all love. Each episode will feature the actual comic book, info on the creators, and the backstory on the creation and legacy of the character.

The first is our look at the introduction of the Doctor Strange villain, Kaecilius.

The description of the minion from Kaecilius was a sorcerer and a former member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts who became disillusioned with the Ancient One when he felt his mentor was not allowing other dimensions to come to Earth, which he believed could reunite him with his deceased wife and son. He formed the Zealots with the intention of defeating the Ancient One and bringing the inter-dimensional being known as Dormammu to Earth, but was eventually challenged by his former brothers-in-arms as well as a new Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Strange. He was defeated and became part of the Dark Dimension for all eternity, gaining him the immortality he had desired..

Origininally published in 1964, Kaecilius was barely included in his own origin story which was titled, "Strange Tales No. 130." It is now available for bid on eBay (in varying conditions) with varying price ranges.


Be sure to check out our other Major Issues.

Luke Cage | Black Mariah | Misty Knight | Cornell Cottonmouth | Wally West | Negan | King Ezekiel