- Dreams are the window to the soul, and someone has slammed them all shut!
Appearing in "Strange Days"
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
- Aunt May (Dream)
- Doctor Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme (First appearance)
- Uncle Ben (Dream) (Only in flashback)
- Daily Bugle Communications
- J. Jonah Jameson (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Stan the Janitor (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Cytorrak (Invoked)
- Munnopor (Invoked)
- Seraphim (Invoked)
- Daveroth (Invoked)
- Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Mentioned)
- Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (Mentioned)
- Sheol (Invoked)
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Nova Helmet
- White Tiger Amulet
- Eye of Agamotto
- Cloak of Levitation
Synopsis for "Strange Days"
When New York is in a mystical sleep, Spider-Man and Iron Fist seek the help of Doctor Strange. The demon known as Nightmare cast a sleeping spell over New York City. Dr. Strange enlisted the help of Iron Fist. He questioned Iron Fist's choice in bringing Spider-Man with him. Doctor Strange explained to them that it was the work of Nightmare and claimed that faith had brought Spider-Man to be with them.
He takes Spider-Man and Iron Fist to the Dimension of Dreams to confront Nightmare. Dr. Strange fought against Nightmare, his horse Dreamstalker, and his army of Demons, who overpowered him. Dr. Strange starts to believe that he was too weak against Nightmare and lost his magical powers. He was convinced by Spider-Man that it was just a dream and regained his powers, and together, they seal Nightmare in a magic box.
After they defeated him, Dr. Strange thanked Iron Fist and Spider-Man and reminded them to go back to Midtown High School before anyone figured out where they had gone.
- No special notes.
- Peter having six arms during his dream is a reference to the "Six Arm Saga" which featured in issues Amazing Spider-Man #100, #101 and #102.
- Iron Fist quotes "There are greater things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy". This is a paraphrase of a line from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
- Iron Fist other quote "Magic is woven through the fabric of the universe, Spider-Man. Chi, celestial energy, life itself". In which Spider-Man responds: "It penetrates and binds us?" This is a reference to the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope, where Obi-Wan Kenobi describes the Force in a similar way.
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