|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 Marvel Comics comic book title created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Doctor Strange character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). Doctor Strange appeared in issues #110–111 and #114 before the character's eight-page origin story in #115 (Dec. 1963).
The character of Doctor Strange has appeared in other various animated series, namely: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, X-Men: The Animated Series (only 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 and Avengers: Infinity War.
- 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
- Tony Stark/Stephen Strange
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).
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- Dr. Strange crossovers with the Buffyverse at Twisting the Hellmouth