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October 02017

Happy Halloween! [31 October 02017]

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Out this week 18 Oct: Doctor Strange #26 [21 October 02017]

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Man jumps through second-floor window at Midtown Comics [Man slapped with charges after jumping from Midtown Comics window] [11 October 02017]

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Donny Cates Says Don't Ask How Loki's The Sorcerer Supreme- Ask Why [CBR interview and preview art]

"This is a story about Stephen laid low and having everything taken away from him, and the spiritual and physical journey he has to go on to reclaim those things. It's also about getting him to a place psychologically where he can wrap his head around what's happened to him and start to chart a new path to get back what he's lost."

It feels like every Dr. Strange story arc of the past 10-20 years has been "Stephen laid low". Will we ever actually see him getting it back and coming out better on the other side? Not to Ditko-like parse language, but "start to chart a new path" is not being on the actual path.

This is the "hype", what we're expected to share the writer's enthusiasm for: Doc's current "tormented and haunted" "job taken away" "midlife crisis", the surprising reason why Loki became SS, Zelma Stanton's "upsetting" new role, "heartbreaking, dire, desperate moments in this series". Not sold on the art yet either at first glance, but the artists come highly recommended. Dreading what the huge event/twist "no one will see it coming" is.

To clarify: Putting the hero ~through~ the crapper is what every story in the universe is. This sounds like just more of the same for Doctor Strange comics: turning a hero ~into~ crap. But we shall see.

[9 October 02017]

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Worst Team-Up ever as Marvel cancels controversial Northrop Grumman presentation at NYCC following backlash [Marvel Entertainment announcement tweet inundated with comments] [Marvel realizes/somehow forgot that it can't partner with defense contractors after raising all of its fans on Iron Man comics and movies] [7 October 02017]

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New York Comic-Con this weekend! [All Panels, Screenings & Special Events] [Bleeding Cool's Massive Party List] [Reddit] [5 October 02017]

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'Doctor Strange' Stage Show Coming To Disney Cruise's 'Marvel Day At Sea' [Disney Cruise Line's Marvel Day At Sea Conjures Doctor Strange] [Meet the Super Heroes of Marvel Day at Sea: Doctor Strange] [2 October 02017]

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Marvel's December 02017 solicits continue Marvel Legacy, Loki Sorcerer Supreme [Newsarama]

DOCTOR STRANGE #382
DONNY CATES (W)
GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA (A)
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Loki: Sorcerer Supreme Part 2
Loki continues to protect the world from magical threats, but... that can't be all that he's after, can it?
Stephen Strange certainly doesn't trust the God of Lies and Mischief.
The play that Strange makes at the end of this issue will shake the Marvel U to its core!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE #383
DONNY CATES (W)
GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA (A)
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Loki: Sorcerer Supreme Part 3
Doctor Strange isn't getting anywhere taking Loki on by himself, so he's changing the venue.
The former Sorcerer Supreme goes to Asgard for help, and they aren't exactly welcoming.
But don't worry, Strange didn't come alone...
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO GUEST-STARS IN THIS ISSUE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: LORDS OF FEAR TPB
Written by STAN LEE, GERRY CONWAY, SCOTT EDELMAN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, AL MILGROM, ROY THOMAS, DANN THOMAS & MORE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, RICH BUCKLER, RICO RIVAL, RUBEN YANDOC, RON WILSON, JOHN BYRNE, AL MILGROM, LARRY ALEXANDER & GEOF ISHERWOOD
Cover by GEOF ISHERWOOD
Meet the Fear Lords - Doctor Strange's most diabolical foes - as they spread terror across the Marvel Universe! The nefarious Nightmare will haunt your dreams - literally! The Lurking Unknown raises questions for Thor, and the Dweller in Darkness casts his shadow over Hercules and the Thunder God! The maniacal Scarecrow spreads terror wherever he goes - including a run-in with the Thing! The demonic D'Spayre plagues Spider-Man and Man-Thing! And when Kkallakku and Nox join the fray, the Fear Lords come together to raise hell for Daredevil and Doctor Strange! Collecting THOR (1966) #229-230; DEAD OF NIGHT #11; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #26; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #18; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #68; DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #31-33 (B stories) and #38-40; and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #110 and #116, THOR (1966) #136 and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #1-4.
264 PGS./Rated T $29.99

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27
"This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I'm sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he - I'm sorry, what's that? Doctor Strange is gone and now LOKI is Earth's Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I'm sure he'll do his best."

The cover of Uncanny Avengers #30 has Doctor Voodoo and Scarlet Witch kissing.

[1 October 02017]

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