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Top 10 Facts About Marvel’s Doctor Strange

by Char|July 5, 2013|in Best & Worst Lists, News|

Top 10 Facts About Marvel’s Doctor Strange

We’ve been hearing rumors about the Marvel Phase Three and who are the superheroes will potentially ascend to limelight. At the Wizard World Comic Con NYC, the comic book icon Stan Lee made an appearance and he confirmed that Marvel projects Doctor Strange and Black Panther are in active development. Here’s what he had to say, when asked about Marvel Studios’ upcoming slate of projects.

For those casual comic book fans like myself, perhaps Doctor Strange and Black Panther are strangers to us. So here in MovieHunger, we are exploring the origin of Doctor Strange – a surgeon turned Supreme sorcerer.

Here’s the Top 10 Facts About Doctor Strange.

Top 10 Facts about Marvel's Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange, the Neurosurgeon

Doctor Strange, also known as Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange is a salient and powerful crossover character within the Marvel universe. Indeed, he’s a gifted surgeon but self-centered who never committed mistakes in the operating room.

The Downfall

His glory as a prestigious surgeon ended when he had a car accident that broke his entire body, so as his hands with nerve damages. He got more vicious as a helpless victim, eventually homeless as his friends and colleagues dismissed him.

Doctor Strange, from The Ancient One

Doctor Strange, while sitting in a dockside bar, he overheard sailors speak of rumors regarding a legendary Chinese wizard and healer called The Ancient One. The Ancient One refuses to help Strange because of his selfishness, but senses his good side which he attempts to bring to the surface. He fails, but Strange's goodness does show itself when he discovers the Ancient One's disciple, Baron Mordo, attempting to kill the old man. After Strange selflessly thwarts Mordo, (who becomes Strange's most enduring antagonist), he is taught the mystic arts.

The Sorcerer

After extensive training in the mystic arts, Strange emerged as a black magic master and was dubbed The Sorcerer Supreme.

The New Doctor Strange

It was like Doctor Strange has been reborn. He decided to return to his home of New York and became a mystical consultant. Under that guise, he battled countless evils through his newfound powers, which included healing, telepathy, teleportation, astral projection, energy wielding and the ability to produce items and force fields at will.

Doctor Strange First Issue

The first issue of Doctor Strange was released on July 1963 in Strange Tales #110, "split book" shared with fellow Marvel character the Human Torch until issue #134 (July 1965), and then super-spy Nick Fury until issue #168 (May 1968). It was co-created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Steve Ditko.

Doctor Strange On TV

Doctor Strange appeared in seven TV animated action series, mostly in a Spider-Man animated series. He is considered as a friend and mentor of Spider-Man in Marvel Universe.

Doctor Strange Song

Doctor Strange is the focus of the song "Doctor Strange" by Paul Roland on his album Gaslight Tales. He is on the cover of Pink Floyd's album A Saucerful of Secrets.

Doctor Strange Novel

In the 2006 novel Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours, Doctor Strange appears briefly as a fellow superhero from.

Doctor Strange Planned Film

The plan for a movie version of Doctor Strange was way back in 1986 and Bob Gale wrote the screenplay. Through the years, they keep on talking about the plan for the adaptation. Wes Craven, David S. Goyer and Guillermo del Toro were said to direct but nothing really materialized. It is only in January 2013 that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Dr. Strange would appear in some capacity as part of "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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