Quantcast
Posted by: Byron Brewer
/ 3 years 33 weeks ago

Brew's Crew: Sise-Neg

Body

(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of irregularly-scheduled columns by Managing Editor Byron Brewer, mainly dealing with cosmic comics and its many denizens. Mr. Brewer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect that of CosmicBookNews.com. He welcomes both raves and opposing views.)

 

picOne of the greatest arcs in the annals of Marvel Mystic/Cosmic was Dr. Strange’s quest for God in the pages of Marvel Premiere during the early 1970s.

Co-creators Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner took Stephen on a rollickin’ roll through time and space to discover the secret of a magician named Cagliostro and wound up revealing the story of the 616-Reality’s creator.

Sise-Neg (“Genesis” spelled backwards) is a 31st century sorcerer who attempts to become omnipotent by time-traveling back through history and collecting all magical energies. While in 18th century Paris impersonating the magician Cagliostro, the character encounters the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, who was at the time searching for perennial foe Baron Mordo.

Despite opposition from Strange, Sise-Neg travels back to a prehistoric era on Earth when the extradimensional demon Shuma-Gorath rules, and subsequently uses his newfound magicks to banishes the powerful entity.

Continuing to journey back in time, Sise-Neg (as witnessed by Strange, in the role of a “Watcher,” lol) reached the moment prior to the Big Bang that creates the current universe and becomes all-powerful.

Originally intending to recreate the universe in his image, Sise-Neg seemingly gains wisdom as he gains power and decides instead to let events take their course and the original universe comes into being.

Is Sise-Neg the Biblical “God,” at least of the 616-Reality? Who knows? Well, according to witness Stephen Strange, the answer was affirmative … at least in the 1970s!

Topics:

More From Cosmic Book News:

Batmobile in high-def action chasing the Joker around the streets of Toronto.
Here is your list of comic books and related merchandise on sale for this week.
Benoist auditioned ten times over the course of two-and-a-half months for the role.
Video with Hayley Atwell at the Houston Comicpalooza.
Similar to Batman Begins? Or a Guardians of the Galaxy?
What happens when heroes, villains and time travel collide?
Hogan becoming the most evil man in the world?
Appears on the UK's Graham Norton Show promoting Tomorrowland.
Master Chief takes on a couple of Call of Duty noobs in a battle to the death and more.