Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Marvel Year Two: Doctor Strange

Dr. Strange starts to replace the monster stories after the Human Torch feature in Strange Tales.  He's unusual in that we don't get an origin story until the end of the year, and with the kinda exception of Thor he's the only character who had been active for some time prior to his first appearance.

Strange was supposedly popular with acid heads in the 60s, but there was next to no recreational use of LSD in 1963, another way Marvel was ahead of its time.

Strange is one of my favorites, despite the fact that Marvel didn't really know what to do with him.  By the year's end, he's the only character who hasn't been given a connection to the rest of the Marvel Universe.

(Strange Tales 110-1, 114-5)

Available in Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Master Of The Mystic Arts

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