Doctor Strange might have not been a popular and recognizable character, akin to Spider-man, Batman or Superman. But 1 month from now, when Doctor Strange makes his debut on big screen, things will change on that front. Marvel Studios has a tendency to make even unrenowned characters, work beautifully on the big screen. Notable examples being “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” and “Antman”. The success of Marvel cinematic universe has paved way for a lot of less known or popular but unadapted characters to shine on big screen. Apart from Doctor strange, characters like Black Panther, Captain Marvel are also scheduled for the release in upcoming years.
However Doctor Strange will be a particularly intriguing venture for Marvel studios. Not only will it make the debut of the character for the first time, but it will also explore the concepts of supernatural and possibly multiverse for the first time in Marvel cinematic universe. All the trailers and promo materials have shown a very different albeit intriguing visual style, which is often being compared to Inception movie aswell.
Weather or not you are into comic books, there is a thin chance the you would not be interested in the movie. And if that’s the case, all these great comic book movies, one way or another are bound to ignite a flame of interest to peek into the comic book. Or if you already into comics but haven’t checked Doctor Strange books, this is a even better time to get started. Here is the list of 5 of the finest comics of Doctor Strange.
1. The Oath
Published as trade paper back in 2007, The story arc follows Doctor Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme. He’s in a race against time to find the person who tried to kill him. If you are even remotely interested in Doctor Strange in anyway, this is one book you must not miss.
2. The Eternity Saga
This is the best of the classic Stan Lee/Ditko era that first brought Doctor Strange to our imaginations. These trippy visuals are likely to be adapted into the movie aswell.
3. Strange:Beginnings and Endings
This is a re-imagining of the origins of Doctor strange. Gives you a clear idea about the why’s and when’s of Doctor Strange. Pick this up if you are interested to know, where it all started.
4. The Way of the Weird
The Way of the Weird shows what life is like as the Sorcerer Supreme and it sucks. Most of the heroes are atleast gets acknowledged for the effort and pain they go through. Life for Strange is not so inviting to even get the credit for everything.
5. The Shuma Gorath Epic
In a story that reads like boss fight after boss fight of Lovecraftian evils, Doctor Strange is eventually cast into another dimension, thrown through space and has to make it back to fight the big bad of Shuma Gorath where he’s made Sorcerer Supreme. More trippiness? Yes!
Doctor Strange held its world premiere in Hong Kong on October 13, 2016, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 4, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D.