Tuesday, 8 January 2013
On The Paradoxical Behaviour Of Steve Ditko & Stan Lee's Doctor Strange
This week's look at Steve Ditko and Stan Lee's Doctor Strange over at Sequart - find it here - considers some of the most beguiling paradoxes of the two creator's run on the strip. Why was Strange so keen to suppress the truth of magic's existence while allowing himself to be cast as a celebrity sorcerer? Why was he set on ensuring that the masses and the media's gatekeepers alike were cynical about the possibility of magic while at the same time being so apparently determined to keep their suspicions alive? And why, if Strange cared so much about the survival of the Earth's people, did he have so little to do with any more than a tiny number of them?
Well, what was that Doctor Strange really up to?