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11 Is A Palindromic Number, and,
A Recusal

Please celebrate with Neilalien his 11th Blogiversary! Exclesior!

That's 1,111 in internet/weblog/dog years. You won't find a better combination of starting earlier and blogging longer in comics-blogging.

But alas, as of today, Neilalien is officially recusing himself from the news, entertainments, and expectations of the near-daily visitor to his website.

Now is a good time- 11 is a palindromic number, of course...

[25 Feb 02011: More...]

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Overheard in a comic con bathroom:

"We have a new character... named Dr. Strange... Twas Steve's idea."
 - Stan Lee, letter to Comic Reader #16, 23 Feb '63, as quoted in Steve Ditko's 32-Page Package v.5 Tsk! Tsk!

"Is that the Eye of Yaphet Kotto?"
- A demon, Marvel Comics Presents #20

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PURPLE GEMS

Doctor Strange movie prelude comic #2 of 2 is out! [preview]
House ads in the back include one for next month's Annual (the cover looks like Clea ripping apart a photo of her and Doc, but one can hope it's magically repairing the photo?) and for a Kaecilius movie preview web-only infinite comic available 7 September at comicstore.marvel.com and the Marvel app.

Doctor Strange will be rated PG-13

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" Conjures First TV Spot For Cinemark Theatres [CBR]

Doctor Strange View-Master reels from 01979 on the radar [Scott Derrickson tweet with partial close-up of one reel's images] [image of cover sleeve] [full package of sleeve, three reels, story booklet] [close-up of one reel from EBay]

Starcher Trek: Archer/Star Trek The Animated Series mashups

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Marvel's November solicits include Doctor Strange #14, TPB of #1-5, Sorcerers Supreme #2; Gerry Conway writing Spider-Man again!

DOCTOR STRANGE #14
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
"BLOOD IN THE AETHER" continues!
Doctor Strange's Rogues Gallery continues take advantage of his weakness.
THIS ISSUE- Satanna and Master Pandemonium put Strange through his own personal hell.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #2
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Frazer Irving
The Forgotten is here and is such a threat that it'll take a whole team of Sorcerers Supreme to take him down!
Doctor Strange! The Ancient One! Merlin! Wiccan! Sir Isaac Newton! A Ghost Rider from the 1800s! And who is Nina?
And can Strange risk the life of the young Ancient One without affecting his own future?
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

[28 August 02016]

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Doctor Strange #10 is out! [preview]

Meet Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme [with commentary by artist Javier Rodriguez] [Young Ancient One (plucked from the timeline?), Isaac Newton (with prism), Kushala (new; Apache), Nina (pulp adventurer), and Merlin; original solicits said Wiccan too?] [apologies for the ad-revenue-boosting slideshow-type article]

New Doctor Strange/The Punisher: Magic Bullets miniseries announced at SDCC "Marvel Download: Digital House of Ideas" panel [series will be Infinite-Comics-first]

Funko Summons Adorable "Doctor Strange" Figures [Coming Soon: Doctor Strange Pops and Dorbz!] ["Doctor Strange will be available in three different poses: heroic, without his cape in spellcasting pose (exclusive to Walmart), and in astral projection form (exclusively at Target)."]

"Doctor Strange" Conjures Up First Licensed Product Images

There is a Dr. Strange 10K run at Disneyland in California on Sunday 12 November 02016!? [some of our more rabid collectors will want the Finisher Medal]

Strange miniseries writer and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski moving on from comics [to other media like novels and plays] [Newsarama] [reveals having a terrible eye problem and good news: a successful surgery!]

DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio interview at ICv2 [Part 2] [newsstand price is $1 more; Rebirth experiment at $2.99 and returnable; 300 titles a month selling under 18,000 copies is "not a sustainable or viable business"]

[3 August 02016]

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Doctor Strange Movie Official Trailer #2

Doctor Strange San Diego Comic-Con 02016 Panel Highlights

[27 July 02016]

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Marvel's October solicits include Dr. Strange, Sorcerers Supreme #1, Mystic Apprentice one-shot, new What Is It That Disturbs You TPB, poster

DOCTOR STRANGE #12 & #13
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
Issue #12 - DEFENDERS VARIANT COVER BY Butch Guice
Issue #12 - CHAMPIONS VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
Issue #12 - STORY THUS FAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
Issue #12 - CLASSIC VARIANT COVER BY TBA
"BLOOD IN THE AETHER" STARTS NOW!
Doctor Strange is on the brink of death, his magic nearly depleted. Sensing the Sorcerer Supreme at his weakest, his greatest foes will return from the shadows, ready to strike. Behold the return Doctor Strange's classic rogues gallery starting with...BARON MORDO!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ $3.99 (EACH)
Previously solicited Doctor Strange #12 orders have been canceled.

DOCTOR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A)
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
TEASER VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
CHAMPIONS VARIANT COVER BY Jamal Campbell
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Sorcerer Supreme may not be enough. Doctor Strange must unite past, present and future Sorcerers Supremes to stem the coming darkness- Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan, and more! But Strange should watch his back, not all of these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: MYSTIC APPRENTICE #1
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) ANDREA DI VITO (A)
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
VARIANT COVER by RON LIM
VARIANT COVER by CHRISTIAN WARD
BEFORE HE WAS THE SORCERER SUPREME- STRANGE MASTERED THE MYSTIC ARTS!
A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal- until a freak accident shattered his hands!
Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignmentor throw in his cape and robes for good!
Don't miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the astral form!
ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!
40 PGS./ One-Shot /Rated T+ $3.99
Update: Christian Ward variant cover

DOCTOR STRANGE: WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU, STEPHEN? TPB
Written by MARC ANDREYKO, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, MARV WOLFMAN, GARDNER FOX, RALPH MACCHIO, CHRIS CLAREMONT, MIKE W. BARR, PETER B. GILLIS & MORE
Penciled by P. CRAIG RUSSELL, TOM SUTTON, MICHAEL GOLDEN, MARSHALL ROGERS, SANDY PLUNKETT & CARMINE INFANTINO
Cover by DAVE COCKRUM
Magical tales from a spellbinding artist! P. Craig Russell brings his distinctive style to Doctor Strange in an Eisner Award-winning tale decades in the making. It's a psychedelic story of sorcerous seduction that will take you from the arcane shadows of the Sanctum Sanctorum to the dizzying spires of the mystical city of Ditkopolis! The Master of the Mystic Arts puts Clea to the test, faces a challenge to his title as Sorcerer Supreme and battles a hoary host of foes. Plus: Russell turns his attention to (Scarlet) witchcraft and other chilling mysteries! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE: WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU, STEPHEN?; DOCTOR STRANGE ANNUAL #1; MARVEL PREMIERE #7; and DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #34 plus material from DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #46; MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #5, #6 and #8; CHAMBER OF CHILLS #1-2; and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1972) #4.
224 PGS./Rated T+ $29.99

MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC SLIPCASE
Written by JACOB JOHNSON
Get an exclusive look at the art behind one of Marvel's most visually compelling Super Heroes in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! When a terrible accident befalls extraordinary surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, he'll do anything to regain mobility in his crippled hands. His journey will take him to unbelievable realms and bring him face-to-face with petrifying dangers. Explore the fantastic worlds of Doctor Strange with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers. Go behind the scenes in this deluxe keepsake volume as Marvel Studios once again brings its strange history to the silver screen!
240 PGS./All Ages $50.00

DOCTOR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 BY ALBUQUERQUE POSTER
FOC 8/15/16 ON-SALE 9/14/16
36x24 $8.99

[26 July 02016]

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Marvel NOW! 2.0 lineup after Civil War II will include Doctor Strange: Sorcerers Supreme by Robbie Thompson and Javier Rodriguez [Marvel NOW! 2.0 Lineup, Promo Art, Leaks Online]

[13 July 02016]

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Doctor Strange movie prelude comic #1 is out! [preview]

Doctor Strange Prequel Comic Hints At Movie Secrets, Introduces Another Marvel Villain

Mads Mikkelsen is rumored to play Kaecilius [now confirmed- Ed.]

Mads Mikkelsen promises 'different flavor' for Doctor Strange

Update: Mads Mikkelsen Talks Humor And CGI In Doctor Strange

[9 July 02016]

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Doctor Strange #9 is out! [preview]

Updating reviews as found: [Comicbook.com]

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Marvel's September 02016 solicits include a boatload of Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo and Clea! An annual! A prose novel!? A Flight of Bones TPB finally! A coloring book!?

DOCTOR STRANGE #12
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
DEFENDERS VARIANT COVER BY TBA
"BLOOD IN THE AETHER" STARTS NOW!
After the Empirikul destroyed almost all the world's magic and nearly killed Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme must try and build himself back up.
Witness the return of BARON MORDO! But what effect did the Empirikul attack have on him?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE ANNUAL #1
KATHRYN IMMONEN & ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) LEONARDO ROMERO (A)
Cover by W. Scott Forbes
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY THEOTIS JONES
Clea comes back into Doctor Strange's life as he's picking up the pieces from the worst beating he's ever taken.
Clea's going to make that battle look like a walk in the park.
Also in this issue... WHO ARE THE SORCERERS SUPREME?!
40 PGS./Rated T+ $4.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX #3
Adapted by Joe Caramagna
SPIDEY -- MILES FROM HOME!
Reality is on the verge of collapse!
Doc Ock and Baron Mordo try to summon the Goblin from an alternate universe, and Spidey needs help!
Enter: Miles Morales and Doctor Strange!
But... is even the Master of the Mystic Arts skilled enough to prevent reality from collapsing?
32 PGS./All Ages $2.99

DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 2: THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC PREMIERE HC
Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #6-10 and DOCTOR STRANGE: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1.
168 PGS./Rated T+ $24.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE FATE OF DREAMS PROSE NOVEL HC
Written by DEVIN GRAYSON
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
The world is falling apart. Violent crime is surging while the global economy craters. Doctor Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, has defeated demonic hordes, battled evil wizards and tirelessly defended our realm against invading interdimensional armies. But when a dangerous dream begins inspiring normal people to act out their darkest ambitions, even Doctor Strange is pushed to his very limits. Working alongside his longtime nemesis, Nightmare, the Sorcerer Supreme must delve into the nightmares, delusions and desires of an entire planet. To save the Dream Realms, he'll have to give up some illusions of his own -- including his heroism. And in the fallout, what dreams will haunt the Sorcerer Supreme?
304 PGS./No Rating $24.99

DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION: A SEPARATE REALITY TPB
Volume #3 in the Doctor Strange Epic Collections
Written by ROY THOMAS & STEVE ENGLEHART with GARDNER FOX, STAN LEE, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, ARCHIE GOODWIN, MIKE FRIEDRICH & FRANK BRUNNER
Penciled by GENE COLAN & FRANK BRUNNER with BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, HERB TRIMPE, MARIE SEVERIN, SAM KWESKIN, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, JIM STARLIN & DON HECK
Cover by FRANK BRUNNER
It's Doctor Strange at his very best, brought to you by a host of top-flight creators including Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith! They'll take you on a trip to the dark side of the Marvel Universe, and bring you before the Undying Ones, Baron Mordo, the cosmic threat of Eternity and the eldritch horror of Shuma-Gorath! Then, Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner break new boundaries of cosmic consciousness and other-dimensional adventure. Their all-time classic "Sise-Neg Genesis" and "Silver Dagger" sagas are strikingly personal epics featuring deliriously lush art and stories that plumb the depths of Strange's soul! Also: Witness the death of the Ancient One, and Doctor Strange's ascension to Sorcerer Supreme! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) #180-183, SUB-MARINER (1968) #22, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #126, MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #3-14 and DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #1-5.
472 PGS./Rated T $39.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE FLIGHT OF BONES TPB
Written by TONY HARRIS, DAN JOLLEY, RAY SNYDER, KIERON GILLEN, PETER MILLIGAN, TED McKEEVER, MICHAEL GOLDEN, JIM STARLIN & MICHAEL GILBERT
Penciled by TONY HARRIS, PAUL CHADWICK, FRAZER IRVING, FRANK BRUNNER, TED McKEEVER, MICHAEL GOLDEN, JIM STARLIN & MICHAEL GILBERT
Cover by J.G. JONES
Doctor Strange turns Marvel Knight and plays supernatural detective when a series of bizarre robberies and a spate of spontaneous combustions set him on the trail of an old enemy. Magic meets noir in an atmospheric Strange tale! Plus: In stories from standout creators, the good Doctor makes a deal with the devil, and the former surgeon must be a very different kind of healer when he hears of a man's deep grief. The Master of the Mystic Arts will duel with demons; meet the Bottle Imp; and face odd reflections of friends, foes and himself. Discover the darker side of Doctor Strange! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1999) #1-4; MYSTIC HANDS OF DOCTOR STRANGE; and material from MARVEL SHADOWS AND LIGHT (1997), SHADOWS & LIGHT (1998) #2 and MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #4.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory $24.99

COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, FRANK BRUNNER, CHRIS BACHALO & MORE
Cover by FRANK BRUNNER
By the Hoary Hues of Hoggoth! Marvel's most psychedelic super hero has been stripped of all pigment and left trapped in a world of black and white! The Sorcerer Supreme needs you to step forward and take your place as Earth's Colorist Complete! So grab your pens, pencils or crayons, and prepare to brandish them like the Wand of Watoomb -- working your magic on page after page of line art starring Strange and his greatest friends and foes! You'll be incanting the Shades of the Seraphim, the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and the Ruby Rings of Raggadorr in no time! But worry not if you're struggling to keep your kaleidoscope of color inside the lines -- beauty is in the Eye of Agamotto!
120 PGS./All Ages $9.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE DOCTOR STRANGE DIGEST
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA, PAUL BENJAMIN, PAUL TOBIN & JM DEMATTEIS
Penciled by DAVID NAKAYAMA, JACOPO CAMAGNI, WELLINGTON ALVES & MORE
Cover by JACOPO CAMAGNI
By the Vishanti! Experience exciting adventures of magic and mysticism featuring Doctor Strange and Marvel's greatest heroes!
Can Spider-Man and Iron Fist help Strange stop the demon named Nightmare before he puts the whole world into an endless sleep?
Even with the Hulk's help, can Strange defend the Earth against the Dread Dormammu?
When Captain America vaults in, will shield and sorcery be enough to stop a soul-devouring monster?
The Doc goes it alone for another round with Dormammu, and then takes Spidey on a mind-bending journey across the realities!
Strange tales one and all, for the whole family to enjoy!
Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #21, MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #5, MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2008) #5 and #9, and material from MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2010) #21.
104 PGS./All Ages $9.99

[25 June 02016]

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Doctor Strange #8 is out! [preview]

Updating reviews as found: [Fandom Post] [ComicsVerse]

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Marvel's July 02016 solicits include Doctor Strange #10, Last Days of Magic conclusion with some Sorcerer Supreme shenanigans, new Doc Masterworks, movie prequel comic with "Masters of the Mystic Arts" "team"

DOCTOR STRANGE #10
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A)
COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN
DEATH OF X VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF "LAST DAYS OF MAGIC"!
The Sorcerer Supreme must learn some new tricks and utilize new weapons if he's to defeat the Empirikul!
Witness the status quo shift of the Sorcerer Supreme!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 7 HC
Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #23-37 and CHAMBER OF CHILLS #3-4.
304 PGS./Rated T $75.00

Also: MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1 (of 2)
Marvel's official movie prequel
A powerful, ancient relic has been stolen from the British Museum a relic that could do significant damage in the wrong hands...
Enter the Masters of the Mystic Arts!
The team is on a mission to find the relic and the mysterious mystic who stole it but will they be able to track her down before it's too late?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Also: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY CLASSIC: IN THE YEAR 3000 VOL. 1 TPB
Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990) #30-39 and ANNUAL #3, and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #134.
Even with the cosmic power of Firelord, a Phoenix, a Spirit of Vengeance and the thousand-year-old former Wonder Man, can two teams of Guardians stop the Dread Dormammu? Perhaps with some help from this era's Sorcerer Supreme... or a strangely recognizable Ancient One!
320 PGS./Rated T $34.99

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Marvel's August 02016 solicits include Doctor Strange #11

DOCTOR STRANGE #11
JASON AARON (W)
KEVIN NOWLAN & LEONARDO ROMERO (A)
COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN
VARIANT COVER BY ADAM HUGHES
MARVEL TSUM TSUM TAKEOVER VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
"Last Days of Magic" aftermath!
How did Stephen Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme?
And how has he lost it all?
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Also:

MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #2 (of 2)
MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE TPB
Collecting MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1-2, MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC #1, DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1, DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #14 and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #110 and #115.
152 PGS./Rated T+ $16.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: STRANGE ORIGIN TPB
Collecting DR. STRANGE: SEASON ONE and DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1.
144 PGS./Rated T+ $19.99

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SECRET DEFENDERS TPB
Collecting SECRET DEFENDERS #1-11.
264 PGS./Rated T $29.99

DEFENDERS EPIC COLLECTION: THE SIX-FINGERED HAND SAGA TPB
Collecting DEFENDERS (1972) #92-109, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #101 and CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #268.
480 PGS./Rated T $39.99

Marvel's big event this summer is Civil War II- no indication seen yet that Dr. Strange is part of it.

[30 May 02016]

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Was the Ancient One whitewashed into a Celt played by Tilda Swinton in the Doctor Strange movie to avoid China political upset over Tibet and risk exclusion from its large movie market?
> 'Doctor Strange' Writer Explains Casting of Tilda Swinton as Tibetan ["There is no other character in Marvel history that is such a cultural landmine... if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that he's Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people..."]
> 'Doctor Strange' Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill Clarifies Comments About Tibet And The Ancient One
> Marvel Denies Whitewashing 'Doctor Strange' to Appease China
> Marvel defends 'Doctor Strange' casting with new character info
> Doctor Strange's Erasure Of Tibet Is A Political Statement
> Jigme Ugen: "kowtowing to China to twist history... Something the Ancient One would forbid."
> Discuss: The Ancient One in the comics is a racist mystery-guru Asian stereotype no modern movie should want to use anyway
> 'Doctor Strange' co-writer unintentionally provides further evidence of deep-seated Hollywood racism [it is possible to acknowledge in film in China that Tibet exists, without declaring its sovereignty; it is possible to portray an inoffensive, yet still Asian, version of The Ancient One]
> Tilda Swinton on Doctor Strange Whitewashing: The Script Didn't Have an Asian Character for Me to Play
> What Tilda Swinton's Role as the Ancient One in 'Doctor Strange' Means to a Tibetan
> Update: George Takei: "You cast a white actress so you wouldn't hurt sales... in Asia?"
> Discuss: Was the Ancient One really so originally established as Tibetan as to headache filmmakers? [Strange Tales #115 Doc origin: "Come with us to India..."] [Strange Tales #169 Doc origin: "the timeless, trackless wastes of the Himalayas..."] [Strange Tales #148: AO is from "Kamar-Taj, a hidden land high in the Himalayas!"]
> Discuss: The original whitewash: Dr. Strange looks Asian in his first appearance, and then becomes Caucasian in his origin a few issues later as he becomes popular
> Wikipedia: [The Ancient One] [Whitewashing in film]
> Tibet links: [History of Tibet (1950-present)] [Tibetan independence movement] [Tibetan sovereignty debate] [Human rights in Tibet] [Free Tibet]

[2 May 02016]

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Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday 7 May! [1 May 02016]

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Doctor Strange #7 and Last Days of Magic are out!

Updating reviews as found: [Comicosity]

[28 April 02016]

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Doctor Strange first teaser trailer!

Update: Awesome teaser trailer mashup with the Doc 70's TV movie!

[13 April 02016]

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The Spider-Man newspaper comic strip since 21 February has featured Dr. Strange and Xandu [29 March 02016]

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Dr. Strange uberfan Howard Hallis has a new website for his collection! [23 March 02016]

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Marvel's June 02016 solicits include Doctor Strange #9
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC continues!
Stripped of all of his magic, Stephen Strange scours the globe for any weapon he can use against the Empirikul.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99 [22 March 02016]

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MoCCA Fest is 2-3 April in NYC! 11am-6pm [Official Tumblr] [Programming; located at Ink48 Hotel] [Exhibitors; located at Metropolitan West] [Directions/Map; everything's near the Intrepid] [12 March 02016]

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Doctor Strange #6 is out! [The Last Days of Magic begin] [preview]

Updating reviews as found: [CBR] [Comicosity]

[11 March 02016]

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It's Stan Lee's Universe: Why Is His Legacy In Question? [25 February 02016]

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Marvel's May 02016 solicits include Doctor Strange #8
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC STORY CONTINUES!
All of Doctor Strange's magic has been destroyed and our world is on the edge of disaster.
What on Earth can Stephen do?
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Also: Deadpool: Last Days Of Magic #1 ["From the pages of Doctor Strange... the Empirikul are waging a war on magic with the goal of wiping the fantastical from the pages of existence. This concerns Deadpool, because some of his best friends are magic. As the Empirikul forces batter the defenses of the Monster Metropolis ruled by his demonic wife, Deadpool wades into battle alongside his most spell-casting-est friends. And you know the old saying 'Nothing ever goes wrong in a war.' That's a saying, right?"]

Also: Doctor Strange Omnibus Volume 1
The complete Lee/Ditko Doctor Strange run in hardcover color goodness: STRANGE TALES #110-111 and #114-146, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2.
Direct market variant uses Ditko's Strange Tales #146 cover as its cover. (Bumped up from original 4 October release date?)

[20 February 02016]

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Doctor Strange #5 is out!

Updating reviews as found: [Geeked Out Nation] [Comicosity]

[6 February 02016]

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Marvel's April 02016 solicits include Doctor Strange #7
JASON AARON (W) CHRIS BACHALO (A)
CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
LAST DAYS OF MAGIC, PART 2
As all of his magic dissipates, Doctor Strange is at the mercy of THE IMPERATOR!
The powerless sorcerer is no longer supreme and can't possibly best a super-powered foe hell-bent on his destruction.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Also: Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic #1
JASON AARON, GERRY DUGGAN & JAMES ROBINSON (W)
MIKE PERKINS, DANILO BEYRUTH and AFU CHAN (A)
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN MAGUIRE
VARIANT COVER BY SHANE DAVIS
"This companion to the LAST DAYS OF MAGIC epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong's secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo's stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!"
56 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ $5.99

Also: All-New X-Men #8; cover and story
"As young Beast continues to struggle with his new life in the present day Marvel Universe, he turns to another man of science for guidance- former surgeon and present day sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange!"

Also: Doctor Strange Omnibus (and "Prelude"), collecting 450 pages of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Doctor Strange pages from the very beginning for $75, out on October 4th just ahead of the movie.

[26 January 02016]

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Doctor Strange #4 is out! [Deadpool hilariously crams brains into Mindless Ones and turns them into intelligent Mindful Ones (Spidey: "No. It does not work like that.") in Spider-Man/Deadpool #1] [6 January 02016]

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The Pulp Magazine Archive [Internet Archive has started collecting pulps published from 01896 through the 01950s] [4 January 02016]

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