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Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 at 09:50:32 pm EDT (Viewed 10 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 at 05:53:39 pm EDT (Viewed 254 times)
As a long time Dr. Strange fan, I was not quite so in love with it.
First, I agree, the art was great. What's more, I think the idea of going back to the very early days where people came to him with problems of a mystic nature i interesting. It was for a long time a forgotten facet of the character, even though it was his earliest stories, and some of the more interesting one-and-dones later.
The character seemed off to me though. Staying that he thought a female character dug him and starting it off with the phrase "I enjoy the Hell out of it" seemed very un-Doc Strange to me.
What's more the the group of friends around a bar seemed alien by the nature of its normality (if that makes any sense) and then there was Scarlet Witch calling him a dog and his talk of ex's wanting to kill him. Aside from the not very good Fraction Defenders, I have no idea where that came from. Are there no more loners in the Marvel Universe?
When I saw the cover with no grey-temples I was afraid of this. I'm pretty sure that they youthified Dr. Strange.
Then again, it is only the first issue and he is one of my top 5 characters (for real), and I'm an addict, so I'll see what transpires.