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D. Strange

Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 at 06:20:02 pm EDT (Viewed 215 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 at 05:06:38 pm EDT (Viewed 5 times)

    Essentially, my issue comes down to a fundamental disagreement with something one of you two said, that Dr. Strange is the mystical Tony stark. I disagree, he is the polar opposite. Tony is about the material and Doc the immaterial. Doc's origin is about overcoming arrogance, Tony has been arrogant since 1963 and only slows when he is consumed by the drink. Tony is social, Doc is a bit more introverted. Many of these things made him unique among the Marvel universe. And admittedly they have been tugging on that for almost a decade.

I agree with all of that. The thing that seperated Stephen Strange from the superhero community at large was that he operated in a secretive world none of them were much aware of, and certainly did not comprehend. Superheroes meeting the supernatural naturally tend to be like oil meeting water - Iron Man could scarecely believe in Thor when they met, and even now it is possible Tony Stark rationalises him as an exotic form of Alien rather than otherdimensional divine being.
Doctor Strange takes on the threats no one else is aware of, and no one else can deal with, a private war that has raged since time began...

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