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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
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D. Strange

Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 at 02:52:39 pm EDT (Viewed 192 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)

    And I absolutely think they are youthifying him. Certainly in look, I miss those grey temples. What's more the dialogue seemed like something a 30 year old might say.

Eh. It seemed very much like things I always say. And I'm 50. I've seen other people say he's acting "hipster," but I don't get that either. Everything he says seems rather normal... and not especially youthful. In fact, just the opposite. "Youthful" would have been a lot more colloquial and slang, which he definitely does not sound like in any panel of this issue.

    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.

Strange has never been an introvert at all. Just because he holes himself up in his sanctum doesn't make him an introvert. His very beginnings were that of a flamboyant surgeon, and while he did get a lesson in humility, those are still his roots. He does still have that arrogance. I never said he was the mystical Tony Stark, but his track record has left a rather big trail of women that rivals Stark's. This is nothing new, and actually you do not see any of that here.

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