Classification: Presumably mystic artifact

Creator: Unrevealed

User/Possessors: Yao

First Appearance: Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3 (February, 2017)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Spear of Bones functioned as a normal spear. It was unrevealed if it had any magical properties but given that it was summoned by Yao, the future Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, it seemed likely that it possessed at least some sort of mystical properties.

History: (Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3) - When the gestalt mystic creature the Forgotten attacked Earth's Sorcerers Supreme, Yao summoned the Spear of Bones and hurled it with all his might at the creature using his previously broken arm. Retrieving the Spear, Yao held it when the Forgotten unleashed beams from his Light of Darkness artifact. After the Forgotten's face was mystically split into several heads, each representing one of the Forgotten's collective personalities, Yao hurled the Spear of Bones once more at the multi-faceted creature.

Comments: Created by Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.

In various panels, the Spear of Bones seemed to be drawn differently. It originally appeared to be a single pointed blade with wrappings covering it but Yao later used it and it appeared to have a more arrow-like blade with wrappings only around parts of it. I suppose it's possible that Yao conjured more than one spear when battling the Forgotten as well...

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Spear of Bones has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3, p14, pan1 (Yao hurling the Spear of Bones, main image)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3, p15, pan2 (Yao holding the Spear of Bones)

Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3 (February, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 08/03/2018
Last updated: 08/11/2018

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Items