Episode 20 – The Doctor Strange Episode

strange-115In this magical episode, Curt and Kevin trek to the furthest reaches of India en route to the dreaded Dark Dimension as they prepare for the upcoming Doctor Strange movie with not one, not two, but three sizzling tales of ’60s sorcery featuring Marvel Comics’ Master of Mystic Arts!

First, we revisit the origin of comicdom’s Sorcerer Supreme, as arrogant surgeon Stephen Strange meets his mentor-to-be, The Ancient One, and his nemesis-in-waiting, the malicious Baron Mordo, in Strange Tales #115! Then it’s off to an otherdimensional netherworld as Strange battles to protect the Earth from the menace of the dread Dormammu, in Strange Tales #126-127! Finally, it’s trouble times two as Mordo and Dormammu team up against the good doctor for a three-part mini-epic in Strange Tales #139-141!

Will the devious dean of the Dark Dimension and his contemptuous colleague banish our dashing doctor to the domain of doom? Or can Marvel’s fearless physician save the day and levitate to that hoary host of heroic stories known as … The Comics Canon?

Things Discussed in This Episode:

  • “India, land of mystic enchantment!”
  • That’s not how surgery works!
  • The disappointment of Baron Mordo
  • Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One
  • The delights of Steve Ditko’s Dark Dimension
  • Why hasn’t Doctor Strange broken through to Marvel’s A-list?
  • The shocking secret behind a classic comics ad!
  • Curt gets confused

Join us in two weeks as we run over to Central City to discuss the event that kicked off DC’s New 52 reboot, Flashpoint!

Until then, please rate us on iTunes, send us an email, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook, and we may read your comments in an upcoming episode. And as always, thanks for listening!

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