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11 Is A Palindromic Number, and,
A Recusal

Please celebrate with Neilalien his 11th Blogiversary! Exclesior!

That's 1,111 in internet/weblog/dog years. You won't find a better combination of starting earlier and blogging longer in comics-blogging.

But alas, as of today, Neilalien is officially recusing himself from the news, entertainments, and expectations of the near-daily visitor to his website.

Now is a good time- 11 is a palindromic number, of course...

[25 Feb 02011: More...]

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Overheard in a comic con bathroom:

"We have a new character... named Dr. Strange... Twas Steve's idea."
 - Stan Lee, letter to Comic Reader #16, 23 Feb '63, as quoted in Steve Ditko's 32-Page Package v.5 Tsk! Tsk!

"Is that the Eye of Yaphet Kotto?"
- A demon, Marvel Comics Presents #20

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Marie Severin, Versatile Comic Book Artist, Dies At 89 [NYTimes obit]

Marie Severin: 01929-02018 [TCJ obit] ["When artist Bill Everett abruptly left the Doctor Strange series in 1967, Severin stepped in to both pencil and ink the series with Strange Tales #153. Within a few months, Severin was drawing the Doctor Strange half of every issue of Strange Tales and the Hulk half of every issue of Tales to Astonish... Severin was responsible for the look of the three-headed Living Tribunal in Strange Tales #157"]

Remembering The Woman Who Changed Marvel Comics [The Atlantic]

Longtime Marvel Artist And Spider-Woman Co-Creator Marie Severin Dies At 89, Leaving Behind A Groundbreaking Legacy [Syfy]

Marie Severin [Wikipedia]

Adding more links as found...

[4 September 02018]

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Battle Of The Bulge: Why We're So Fascinated By Superhero Codpieces ["A history of costume designers, directors and actors obsessing over how big is too big"]

A Heroic History Of Dudes Wearing Their Underpants Over Their Trousers ["Even 80 years ago, Superman's super-fashion was actually super old fashioned"]

The Top 10 Codpieces In Art
Codpiece [Wikipedia]

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[25 August 02018]

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Out this week 15 Aug: Doctor Strange #4 [A.V. Club preview and positive review of Waid/Saiz series so far]

Out 4 Jul: Doctor Strange #3

Doctor Strange Didn't Learn Anything From His Illuminati Mistakes [abuses the Time Stone, erases a friend's memory; "a disappointing move for a couple of reasons"]

Doctor Strange Enters The Infinity Wars (With Some Help From Mark Waid) [CBR Waid interview]

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Marvel's Summer 02018 event is the cosmic Infinity Wars

Out this week 15 Aug: Infinity Wars #2 (of 6)
Out 1 Aug: Infinity Wars #1 (of 6) [Wikia]
Out 25 Jul: Infinity Wars Prime #1

Dr. Strange wasn't in the Infinity Countdown prelude event #1-4 so Neilalien was ignoring it; Doc got the Time Stone from the Super-Skrull in Doctor Strange #3, and summons an Infinity Watch in Infinity Countdown #5

Out 18 Jul: Infinity Countdown #5 (of 5)
Out 6 Jun: Infinity Countdown #4 (of 5)
Out 2 May: Infinity Countdown #3 (of 5)
Out 18 Apr: Infinity Countdown #2 (of 5)
Out 7 Mar: Infinity Countdown #1 (of 5)
["Infinity Countdown #1 opens with a fascinating explanation of just how the Infinity Stones work"]

Marvel Comics Announces Infinity Wars Event [event fatigue (Marvel suggested at last year's retailer summit there would be no events for the next 18 months- oops) and trying to cash in comics-wise on the Avengers: Infinity War movie success]

Marvel's New Infinity Wars Series Is Building Towards A Major Villain Reveal [good intro; "Marvel has started calling them [the Infinity Gems] 'Stones' rather than 'Gems' for movie synergy"]

Marvel's Infinity Wars Event Will Have Major Ramifications, Donny Cates (who is not the writer) Promises

Marvel's New Infinity Warps Miniseries Mashes Up Your Favorite Heroes [Captain America and Dr. Strange into Soldier Supreme]

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Jason Aaron, fresh off his Doctor Strange run, has included Doc minimally in his new Avengers Dark Celestials/Final Host story arc:

Out next week 23 Aug: Avengers #6 [Dark Celestials/Final Host story arc conclusion]
Out 18 Jul: Avengers #5
Out 4 Jul: Avengers #4

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Out 27 Jun: Marvel 2-In-One #7 [alterverse Doctor Strange shown wearing the Eye of Agamotto as an eyepatch; ended Civil War by killing Iron Man and imprisoning Captain America; punked by Doom magickly, sigh]

[13 August 02018]

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Steve Ditko, Spider-Man [And Doctor Strange] Co-Creator And Legendary Comics Artist, Dies At 90 [Hollywood Reporter]

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Updating Ditko RIP links as found:

Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies At 90 [NYTimes obit]

Steve Ditko 01927-02018 [TCJ obit]

In Memoriam: Steve Ditko [Scoop obit]

Collective Memory: Steve Ditko [Comics Reporter]

Ditko Unleashed: A Major Retrospective Exhibition [happened in Spain; Fall 02016; co-curated by Florentino Flórez and Frédéric Manzano of Editions Déesse] [Paul Gravett interview with Flórez] [via CR] [Ditko Unleashed: An American Hero by IDW; 368-page museum catalogue of exhibit]

Comic Legends: Did Untold Tales Block Ditko's Return To Spider-Man? ["When Ditko found out about the series, he was not happy. He felt that this was essentially saying that he now had collaborators that he never knew about on the original stories. Not only that, but because his planned project was ALSO going to be a continuity insert, he would be 'collaborating' with Busiek NOW, as well."] [Brian Cronin CBR]

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Updating Doctor-Strange-oriented Ditko RIP links as found:

Comic Legends: Are There Unpublished Ditko Doctor Strange Stories? [YES?!] [Brian Cronin CBR]

Ditko's Doctor Strange Was Psychedelic Before Psychedelic Was A Thing [Brian Cronin CBR]

The Ditko Doctor Strange Story That Wasn't A Doctor Strange Story [01969's The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #12, "The Ultimate Evil"] [Brian Cronin CBR] [Bronze Age of Blogs]

[6 July 02018]

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Marvel's Kevin Feige: "we will do" another Doctor Strange movie

Kevin Feige Explains Marvel's Approach To Mixing New Solo Movies And Sequels In Phase 4

One More Avenger Who Died In 'Infinity War' Is Getting A New Standalone Movie

[1 July 02018]

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