|Creator:||Stan Lee and Steve Ditko|
|Date(s):||July 1963 - present|
|Medium:||comic books, animated series and films, live-action films, video games|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Doctor Strange is a character in Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who also appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and other media. His alter ego is the former neurosurgeon Stephen Strange.
Doctor Strange was first introduced in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963) and reappeared in issues #110–111 and #114 before the character's eight-page origin story in #115 (Dec. 1963).
Doctor Strange has appeared in various animated series, namely: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, X-Men: The Animated Series (in a cameo), Spider-Man: The Animated Series, The Incredible Hulk, The Super Hero Squad Show, Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble and Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.
The animated film Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme was released August 14, 2007. Doctor Strange has a brief non-speaking cameo in the 2010 film Planet Hulk. Doctor Strange appears in the 2016 animated film Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell.
The character was first portrayed in live-action by Peter Hooten in the 1978 television film Dr. Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch starred as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first appearing in the Doctor Strange 2016 film set in the universe. He later reprised this role in subsequent MCU films, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
A sequel to the 2016 movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was released in the United States in May 2022.
- Clea Strange/Stephen Strange
- Stephen Strange/Tony Stark
- Stephen Strange/Victor von Doom
- Stephen Strange/Wong
Due to the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch, crossovers with BBC's Sherlock is fairly popular. Hannibal crossovers also appeared, this is due to the casting behind Kaecilius: Mads Mikkelsen had starred as Hannibal Lector on the TV series.
- Christine Palmer/Stephen Strange
- Stephen Strange/Cloak of Levitation
- Stephen Strange/Everett Ross (probably came from Johnlock shippers)
- Karl Mordo/Stephen Strange
- Stephen Strange/Tony Stark
- Stephen Strange/Loki
BBC's Sherlock character Molly Hooper is also shipped with Stephen Strange, this is probably due to the similarities between Stephen Strange and Sherlock Holmes and the fans shipping Sherlock/Molly (Same thing happened when Cumberbatch appeared in Star Trek AOS, see Molly/Khan for more information).
- Strangely Alluring, Archived version by yourlibrarian (originally posted November 4, 2016, reposted March 25, 2022)
Archives & Fannish Links
- Doctor Strange (movie) works at FFN
- Doctor Strange (comics) works at AO3
- Dr. Strange crossovers with the Buffyverse at Twisting the Hellmouth