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D. Strange

Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 at 05:06:48 am EDT (Viewed 238 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 at 09:50:32 pm EDT (Viewed 10 times)

    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.

Going back to his roots. Getting down to his essence. Juxtaposed with this next point...

    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.

Loosening him up. Making him more human. Redefining him a little.

Doc spent a lot of his career in a monogamous relationship with Clea. What would he be like in the absence of that? Might he not be the supernatural Captain Kirk, finding romance in nearly every alien dimension? It at least seems plausible to me. The opportunity would certainly be there. He's our dimension's mightiest sorcerer, proving himself supremely formidable on a daily basis. Among those who know and care, he would be a rock star, and rock stars get the babes.

He is to magic what Tony Stark is to engineering and capitalism. As Tony so often has a lovely lady on his arm, why wouldn't Stephen?

I agree, of course, that we haven't seen this before. But maybe we should have.

    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?

Of everything in the issue, this scene made the most sense of all. Look what came of it. Stephen learned of a new menace. Surely that's the point of these gatherings: to share information.

    When I saw the cover with no grey-temples I was afraid of this. I'm pretty sure that they youthified Dr. Strange.

Could Secret Wars have caused this?

    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.

At least you like the art!

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