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Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 at 06:29:18 am CDT (Viewed 265 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 at 04:06:48 am CDT (Viewed 227 times)


      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?

Not even counting his recent Clea troubles, Strange ranks up there with Tony when it comes to women. Even if you don't count the Into Shamballa story, where he (for the job) bedded 100 women at once in a massive orgy by duplicating himself, his list is about a dozen women.


      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.

Agreed. It was a great scene. I hope we see more like it with other magicians.


      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?

I don't think they youthified him, really. He still seems approximately middle-aged.

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