The Book of the Vishanti. At the start of this annual, a page from the Book of the Vishanti can be seen. It says that once every sixty thousand years, the Bend Sinister is going to be possible, and that it shall cause gravest harm to humanity unless a sorcerer and one who "is equally spider and man" join together to stop it. In Castle Doom, a short man named Dilby has just succeeded in harness and combine the powers of both magic and science, allowing the possibility of the Bend Sinister to occur. Doctor Doom is then summoned, who orders for Dilby to test the device which he has succeeded in creating, and Dilby is transported to the Dark Dimension of Dormammu. Dilby is then taken to Dormammu, who soon communicates to Doctor Doom that Dilby has arrived as they have planned. Dormammu then says that he has given Dilby some magic powers, but unknown to Dilby, he may not survive the use to which he will be put.