Watch: Everything you need to know about Marvel's Doctor Strange

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Oct 21, 2016

We’re just a month away from Doctor Strange getting his big screen debut, so we decided to take a deep dive into the canon of Dr. Stephen Strange.

Doctor Strange has been casting spells since his 1963 debut in Strange Tales, and he has a long and bizarre history across the Marvel canon. He was created by Steve Ditko, fresh off the launch of Spider-Man, and has been involved in some of the studio’s weirdest and wildest stories. We look at how the character has evolved over the years, from a superhero, horror icon (and even that period with the strange blue mask), and how he became Sorcerer Supreme.

We also dip into the weirder corners of Doctor Strange lore, including the bizarre Doctor Strange TV movie that we’ll just pretend never happened. Plus the Doctor Strange feature film that almost happened, but had to be renamed due to rights issues. And oh, the comics. Doctor Strange has popped up in a ton of event stories, along with his scattered solo series. We dig into ‘em all.

Check out the breakdown below and let us know what you think:

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