Thursday, June 25, 2009

D is for Dr. Strange

I can’t say that I’m a hardcore Dr. Strange fan or anything, but I do remember thinking he was pretty cool when I first read his origin story at the local library. I was only about seven at the time, so I’m pretty sure I didn’t catch about 99% of the psychedelic stuff Steve Ditko and Stan Lee threw into that first issue, but that’s okay by me. It was a fun read anyway.

To tell you the truth, I really came to appreciate the character only after reading Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s brilliant mini-series Dr. Strange: The Oath. I’m a huge fan of Marcos Martin’s artwork, and Brian Vaughan is an excellent storyteller, so even if you aren’t familiar with Dr. Stephen Strange, I highly recommend the book.

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