Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our new video series. You think you know comics? Well here’s a few things you might not know!

With Doctor Strange’s first feature film headed to theaters, this week we’re taking a deep dive into the history of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme. Find out about Doctor Strange’s secret origins, sweet accessories, actual home address, and early brushes with stardom--not to mention the surprising secret identities of some of the Multiverse’s least likely Sorcerers Supreme!

Show Notes:

  • Doctor Strange actually has two canonical origin stories. In the original, he’s a neurosurgeon; but in more recent series--most notably, in the 2004-2005 miniseries Strange he's a cosmetic surgeon.
  • For more on Englehart and Brunner see Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. You can find their run on Doctor Strange collected in the (unfortunately out of print) A Separate Reality trade paperback.


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