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Roger Stern had a series back in 1998 called MARVEL UNIVERSE that was going to cover the hidden history of the Marvel Universe. It was good, but only lasted 7 issues. Stern found out while he was plotting a story about Dr. Strange's first night back in New York City after he's finished his training with the Ancient One. And now Marvel is printing the story.
Preview from Newsarama.

They are a little vague about the time of this story. It is accepted that Dr. Strange is older than he looks. John Byrne's LOST GENERATION maxi-series also used this, that Dr. Strange did his mystical stuff in a simple business suit and hat instead of a blue tunic.

Date: 2011-01-30 01:34 am (UTC)
uadlika: (Default)
From: [personal profile] uadlika
Is the wrecked car Dr. Strange's or the rejected patient?

Date: 2011-01-30 02:05 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Strange's. A car accident has been part of his origin since the beginning.

Date: 2011-01-30 04:55 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Yeah, he was in a car wreck, and he sustained nerve damage to his hands which robbed him of the delicate touch of a surgeon.

And then he became a sorcerer. (Because his hands may not be up to performing surgery, but making arcane mystical gestures to shape the cosmos is alright.)

Date: 2011-01-30 06:40 am (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
No. In the recent Strange mini he was having difficulty forming complex hand gestures, citing his reduced power level rendering his hands difficult to use. I think they hand wave that his magics can alleviate, but not cure the symptoms.

Date: 2011-01-30 06:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Another example: In Dr. Strange: The Oath, Wong gets cancer, and Strange vows to operate himself if he has too; he then notices his hand shaking and realizes that's not an option.

Later, he has a real shaky grip when he's trying to shoot an eldritch abomination with Hitler's gun.

Date: 2011-01-30 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
There's an earlier, story, however, where he has to operate on someone - it might have been Black Panther - and while he's really shaky and nervous about it, he does just fine. I guess it depends on the circumstances.

Date: 2011-01-30 11:22 am (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
trying to shoot an eldritch abomination with Hitler's gun.


Date: 2011-01-30 04:46 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Apparently the gun that Hitler shot himself with (technically didn't happen in the Marvel Universe as the Human Torch burnt him to death instead) has a lot of magical power.

Makes sense, I guess.

Date: 2011-01-30 04:49 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
I guess it kinda does.. yeah.

Date: 2011-01-30 01:07 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
They've been very inconsistent about that bit. But the idea that he healed his hands with magic (and if he loses magic his hands are useless again) is fairly new.

I personally think it's missing the point. Yes, magic fixed his hands... that was the trivial bit. More importantly, discovering magic cured his spirit... the arrogant bastard seen in the flashback of scan #2 ceased to exist. (Well, he's still a bit arrogant, but not to the same degree :) )

That was his real weakness, not the nerve damage.

Date: 2011-01-30 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thelazyreader
Was the old doctor always such a douche or was it a retcon?

Date: 2011-01-30 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Always. The dialogue in those panels is taken from his origin.

Date: 2011-01-30 06:26 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Old Doctor was always a douche. Part of his origin is he was a Douche who learned humility and concern for his fellow man through tragedy.

Date: 2011-01-31 12:55 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
It was. Dr. Strange animated movie covers this.

Date: 2011-01-30 10:05 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Flying saucer-I WANT TO BELIEVE (Default)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
I miss when the House was its own character and could defend itself. In Civil War, it was just a minor illusion over it, nothing special about it at all.

Date: 2011-01-30 12:50 pm (UTC)
skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (Default)
From: [personal profile] skalja
Seriously? That's so cool.

Date: 2011-01-30 01:12 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
"Character" may be pushing it. It definitely had a guiding intellect, but it never had dialogue. Best example I can recall (and a cool story in it's own right) is Doctor Strange (v2) #56.

Date: 2011-01-30 01:16 pm (UTC)
skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (temeraire: book cover)
From: [personal profile] skalja
Sort of like the TARDIS in Doctor Who, then? (The intelligent but speechless timeship that carries all the characters around.) I'd call that a character!

Date: 2011-01-30 02:43 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Very like, in fact, although it doesn't move. ;)

Date: 2011-01-30 05:53 pm (UTC)
venatosapiens: griffin vulture (Default)
From: [personal profile] venatosapiens
Better then stuff moving when they are looking, I should think.

Date: 2011-01-31 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
That's the one from the Paul Smith run where Mordo's lackeys masqueraded as a news crew filming Strange's interview with Morgana Blessing, right? Awesome story.

Date: 2011-02-01 12:27 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
That's the one.

Date: 2011-01-31 08:28 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Yeah. Bendis had a horde of third-rate villains easily breaking into it during that endless Hood storyline in New Avengers. I liked it much better back in the days when Urthona was forced to snatch it (foundations and all) through interstellar space because that was easier to do than break its protective enchantments


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