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Easter egg revealed. Up: Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 pag. 1 Down: Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme #7 pag. 7

Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 Story: B. K.  Vaughan Art: Marcos Martin, Inks: Álvaro López Colors: Myself Lettered Willie Schubert

Doctor Strange & The Sorcerers Supreme #7 Story: Robbie Thompson Art: Myself, Inks: Álvaro López Colors: Jordie Bellaire Lettered: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Somewhat related: I could barely remember the plot of Doctor Strange: The Oath, but this set of panels has stuck in my memory for years as being incredibly effective storytelling. The growing sound effects are something unique to comic books, you see Strange’s hubris and his recognition of it all at once, his fear, his mixed line of arrogance and compassion, and the bits of actual jackass that remain in him (since that’s WONG’S medication he’s flinging across the room). There’s more character development in these four panels than the entire Doctor Strange movie.

Where to start reading Stephen Strange?

Let’s start with his first appearances in Strange Tales #110-111 now after this i would recommend reading first Doctor Strange: Season One or if you want you can skip it and read it later.

  • Strange Tales #114-169 (especially #114-115, 123, 126-127, 130-146, 159, 157, 160, 161)
  • The Fantastic Four #27
  • The Avengers #61
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2
  • Doctor Strange vol.1
  • The Sub-Mariner #22
  • The Incredible Hulk vol.2 #126
  • Marvel Feature #1
  • Marvel Premiere #3–14
  • Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts vol.2 (especially #1-5, 10-13, 14, 20-28, 48-53, 55, 56-62, 68-74, 75-81)
  • Doctor Strange Annual #1
  • Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa
  • Strange Tales vol. 2, #1–19
  • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (especially #48-49, 60-68, 80-90)
  • Doctor Strange & Doom: Triumph and Torment
  • Secret Defenders
  • Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?
  • Doctor Strange: The Flight of Bones
  • The Defenders volume 2 #1-12
  • The Order
  • Doctor Strange: The Oath
  • Defenders: Indefensible (mini series)
  • Defenders vol.4

Note: Stephen has been in all the new avengers volumes (volume 1 #7-60) and the annuals but i would say thats more of an optional read or when you finish everything check it out.
(Thank you to Lauren for the amazing help and checking this)

slashyslashything  asked:

I keep seeing the character Doctor Strange around in stray panels on tumblr, in fanfic, that sort of thing. I'm intrigued but can't work out where to start actually reading about him or teams he's in. Have you got any recommendations on where to begin/the best stories he features in?

hmm he’s kind of a hard one to start because a lot of his best/earlier comics art pretty hard to get your hands on and he’s doesn’t seem, to me at least, that big of a player in modern comics, just sort of a deus ex machina character, anyways probably the best place to start would be Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange this is probably the best place to start because it’s his first couple stories but it is pretty pricey I’d also suggest checking out Dr. Strange: Strange Tales but some other good ones for him are:

  • Strange Tales #115 (this is a good comic to start with because it has the origins of Doctor Strange)
  • The Eternity Sage [Strange Tales #130-146] (this is pretty hard to get your hands on but it’s one of my favorites and it’s classic Stan Lee/Steve Ditko)
  • Time Doom [Marvel Premier #11-14(this is the first comic where Strange is the sorcerer supreme and has him present at the beginning of time)
  • X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl (although he doesn’t get top billing he’s still a major player in these comics and it’s also go the art of Mike Allred)
  • Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts (a cool little collection of his comics from Strange Tales)
  • Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment (I included this in my Doctor Doom comic rec list and I’m including it here because it’s one of my favorite comics ever, Doom and Strange team up to try and rescue Doom’s mother’s soul from Mephisto)
  • Strange Tales #126-127 (this is the first time we actually meet Doctor Strange’s classic foe Dormammu!)
  • What is it That Disturbs you Stephen? (is Dr. Strange willing to risk it all to keep his title as Sorcerer Supreme? also the art in this is amazing)
  • Oath (in this critically acclaimed comic Doctor Strange has to solver the attempted murderer of not himself but of his friend Wong)
  • A Separate Reality (in this Doctor Fate has to deal with not only the death of his mentor, The Ancient One, but he now has to handle his new role as sorcerer supreme)
  • Doctor Strange #55 (this is considered one of the best Doctor Strange comics and with the writing of Roger Stern and the art of Michael Golden it’s not hard to see why)
  • Into Shamballa (this comic has some of the best art I’ve ever seen and the story is really interesting)

Those are all my favorites but if you’re interested in reading more Doctor Strange I’d suggest checking out 

A Quick #MarvelEvent Reading List!

“Captain America: Civil War” (May 6, 2016)
Read Civil War

“Doctor Strange” (Nov. 4, 2016)
Read Doctor Strange: Year One, Doctor Strange: The Oath

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” (May 5, 2017)
Read Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning

“Thor: Ragnarok” (July 27, 2017)
Read Thor #337 and continue until you pass out

“Black Panther” (Nov. 3, 2017)
Read Black Panther: Who Is Black Panther, New Avengers vol. 1

“Marvel’s The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” (May 4, 2018)
Read Infinity Gauntlet

“Captain Marvel” (July 6, 2018)
Read Captain Marvel vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight

“Inhumans” (Nov. 2, 2018)
Read Inhumans

“Marvel’s The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” (May 3, 2019)
Read Infinity War




Did I miss anything huge?

anonymous asked:

Essential Green arrow and Doc Strange arcs to read?

Sure! I’ll do Green Arrow first:

  • Green Arrow: Year One (as always it’s best to start with Year One because it helps you get a feel for the character)
  • Wonder Years (this is sort of like Year One but it includes a slightly different origin)
  • Longbow Hunters (this is one of my favorites and has Ollie as much more of a vigilante rather then a superhero and this is what actually got Green Arrow his own run!)
  • Quiver (Kevin Smith and Phil Hester team up to resurrect Green Arrow both literally and figuratively)
  • Identity Crisis (Ollie has a pretty big part in IC)
  • Archers Quest (Ollie has to travel the country in search of anything or anyone that might give away his secret identity)
  • Sounds of Violence (another Kevin Smith Green Arrow comic, a mysterious villain is killing vigilantes and Ollies name might be next on the list if he doesn’t find out who it is soon!)
  • Hard Traveling Heroes [Green Lantern #76-82 and #83-87 and #89) (this is a pretty famous run featuring Green Lantern and Green Arrow teaming up and it deals with some pretty heavy subject like drug addiction)

also if you’re interested in Green Arrow I’d suggest watching the Show Arrow! I’ve only seen the first season but I love it!

now Doctor Strange:

  • Strange Tales #115 (this is a good comic to start with because it has the origins of Doctor Strange)
  • The Eternity Sage [Strange Tales #130-146] (this is pretty hard to get your hands on but it’s one of my favorites and it’s classic Stan Lee/Steve Ditko)
  • Time Doom [Marvel Premier #11-14(this is the first comic where Strange is the sorcerer supreme and has him present at the beginning of time)
  • Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment (I included this in my Doctor Doom comic rec list and I’m including it here because it’s one of my favorite comics ever, Doom and Strange team up to try and rescue Doom’s mother’s soul from Mephisto)
  • Strange Tales #126-127 (this is the first time we actually meet Doctor Strange’s classic foe Dormammu!)
  • Oath (in this critically acclaimed comic Doctor Strange has to solver the attempted murderer of not himself but of his friend Wong)
  • A Separate Reality (in this Doctor Fate has to deal with not only the death of his mentor, The Ancient One, but he now has to handle his new role as sorcerer supreme)
  • Doctor Strange #55 (this is considered one of the best Doctor Strange comics and with the writing of Roger Stern and the art of Michael Golden it’s not hard to see why)

Those are all my favorites but if you’re interested in reading more Doctor Strange I’d suggest checking out Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange which has a lot of great classic Doctor Strange comics! Hope this was helpful!