Real Name: Lord Clive Bentley
Identity/Class: Normal human (British citizen)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Edward Catherwood, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
Known Relatives: Victoria Bentley (daughter)
Base of Operations: Bentley's Castle, London, England
First Appearance: Strange Tales I#114 (November, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: None beyond those of a normal human of his age and disposition.
(Strange Tales I#114 (fb) - BTS) - Sir Clive Bentley lived in a castle near London and had a daughter, Victoria. He was a friend of Stephen Strange and when he needed him, the doctor was always ready to help him. However, after Lord Bentley died, Stephen Strange did not know about his death.
(Strange Tales I#114) - Ten years after Lord Bentley's death, Baron Mordo used Bentley's appearance and voice to trick Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, and used this to lure him into a trap in Bentley's Castle.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (pencils) and George Roussos (inks) .
A very short profile, but what do you expect for a character who never actually appeared in any issue and was impersonated in 1½ panels in a story of 5 pages?
In the same issue, Strange found out that Victoria Bentley had a dormant talent for sorcery. Is it possible that Sir Bentley also had a talent for sorcery?
The thing I cannot explain is how Mordo knew about a dead person and whom Strange hadn't heard from in ten years ... was it sorcery or necromancy?
Profile by Spidermay.
Clive Bentley was Victoria Bentley's father, but he has no known connections to
Strange Tales I#114/2, p1, pan2 (main image)
Other Appearances: None
Last updated: 12/22/07
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