The Scrolls of Watoomb


Classification: Magic item

Creator: Watoomb

User/Possessors: Doctor Strange, Agamotto, Urthona

First Appearance: Doctor Strange II#81 (February, 1987)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Scrolls of Watoomb were a precious source of magic knowledge, written by Watoomb at some point in the past. The scrolls gave their owner quicker and safer control over the Winds of Watoomb, and also a greater power to the Winds. The scrolls also increased the power of the sorcerer who controls them.

(Doctor Strange II#80 - BTS) - Dr. Stephen Strange possessed them but when the sorcerer Urthona stole the entire house of Doctor Strange, he also acquired the Scrolls of Watoomb.

(Doctor Strange II#81/Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#9/2 (fb)) - During the magic battle occurring between Doctor Strange and Urthona, Strange decided to destroy all the magic artifacts that could have helped the cruel Urthona in his dreadful agenda, so Strange cast a spell to incinerate the scrolls and all the other precious items.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#7 (fb) - BTS) - Agamotto the All-Seeing did not want to see his Orb disintegrated, so he magically transported the Orb of Agamotto, the Wand and the Scrolls of Watoomb and the other artifacts to his own dimension, before Strange's spell destroyed them and so suddenly that both Urthona and Strange believed the items lost forever.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#7) - Months later, Strange entered Agamotto's dimension again and received from Agamotto the Scrolls of Watoomb and also the other precious talismans.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#8) - Strange went back to his Sanctum Sanctorum with the scrolls and the other talismans. Later, he used the Winds of Watoomb with quicker and surerior control.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#10) - The talismans were still strewn around Strange's bedroom.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#36) - Doctor Strange shrunk his talismans and hid them behind the Eye of Agamotto. He restored them to their proper size when he was forced to confront the Infinity Gauntlet wielding god-like Adam Warlock. The scrolls were really useful to cancel the effects of the Space Gem, the Winds of Watoomb summoned by reading the scrolls enabled Strange, Pip and Gamora to cover a distance of light-years in a few seconds. Shortly after, Strange had to use all the talismans to increase his own powers and match, even if only for a few moments, the power of Adam Warlock. After the fight, Strange went back home and put the scrolls and the other talismans in their right place in his room.

The Unifying Braid

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4) - Some scrolls were among the artifacts of earthbound magic which Doctor Strange used to cast the enchantment of the Unifying Braid.

Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Chris Warner & Randy Emberlin.

    The Scrolls of Watoomb were in Strange's possession probably because Watoomb himself gave them to Strange after he won the duel with Cyrus Black.
    In Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#8/1 Strange confirmed that being the owner of the Wand of Watoomb and the Scrolls of Watoomb gave him a surer and quicker control over the Winds of Watoomb.

This is an expansion of the Scrolls of Watoomb sub-profile from Watoomb's own profile originally published in 06/16/2007.

Profile by Spidermay.

The Scrolls of Watoomb are strongly connected to the Wand of Watoomb and to the Winds of Watoomb.
They have no known connections to:

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Doctor Strange II#81, p10, pan5 (Scrolls of Watoomb)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4, p36, pan1 (some Scrolls and other mystic artifacts)

Doctor Strange II#81 (February, 1987) - Peter Gillis (writer), Chris Warner (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#7 (September, 1989) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Jose Marzan (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#8 (October, 1989) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Jose Marzan (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#9 (November, 1989) - Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier (writers), David Day (pencils), Dan Day (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#10 (mid November, 1989) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#36 (December, 1991) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Dan Lawlis (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4 (1994) - David Quinn (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Evan Skolnick (editor)

First Posted: 06/16/2007
Last updated: 07/23/2021

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