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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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"We have a new character... named Dr. Strange... Twas Steve's idea."
- Stan Lee, letter to Comic Reader #16, 23 February 01963, as quoted in Steve Ditko's 32-Page Package v.5 Tsk! Tsk!

"I'm telling you, the only reason that Neilalien has lasted so long is because he kills younger, more innocent, bloggers and drinks their blood in some twisted Ditko-inspired mystical ceremony."
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PURPLE GEMS

Marvel teases a Doctor-Strange-related magical-school comic coming in March?

[4 December 02019]

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Out tomorrow 4 Dec: Sword Master #6 [preview]

Sword Master #5 [was out 6 Nov] and #6 involve Dr. Strange and Baron Mordo with Doc covers

What the heck is Sword Master? Part of a Marvel bid to build its brand in East Asia with Chinese partnerships, creators, and characters

Marvel Launches Sword Master And Aero Comics In July By Greg Pak

Marvel Talks Bringing New Heroes Aero And Sword Master Into The Comics

Chinese state news: Chinese Internet giant NetEase [Nasdaq: NTES] has reached a deal with Disney to publish 12 Marvel comics on NetEase's comic platform 163.com (including what looks like Sorcerers Supreme); the deal will also see new Chinese superheroes created to join the Marvel Universe

An Interview With Greg Pak About Marvel's New All-Asian Superhero Team 'Agents of Atlas' [Luna Snow and Crescent and Io, original Korean superheroes created for the Marvel Future Fight game... Aero and Sword Master, original Chinese super heroes created with NetEase for Chinese webcomics... the great Filipino artist Leinil Yu and I co-created Wave, Marvel's new Filipina super hero [with] water-based powers... "Oh, and just to clarify, Wong isn't in this particular story. But someday..."]

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Out tomorrow 4 Dec: Savage Avengers #8 [preview]

Savage Avengers has been involving Kulan Gath, many magical- and Doc-themed elements, "the Third Eye of Agamotto", Shuma-Gorath; Doc appeared in #7 [was out 6 Nov]

What the heck is Savage Avengers? A Marvel-license-reacquired Conan The Barbarian in the in-canon modern-day 616 Marvel Universe somehow (Avengers: No Road Home stranded him in the Savage Land) with stabby team Wolverine, Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and Brother Voodoo (Darth Vader to join soon? /s)

Conan The Barbarian Will Star In A New Avengers Comic Series

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Out 13 Nov: Marvel Tales: Doctor Strange [reprints only]

[3 December 02019]

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Marvel's February 02020 solicits include a Strange/Doom/Conan team-up vs. Kulan Gath

DR. STRANGE #3
MARK WAID (W) KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
VARIANT COVER BY KEV WALKER
Tattoo removal isn't in a surgeon's job description, but when one man's heavy metal tattoos begin coming to life Doctor Strange will have to make an exception!
With the clock ticking down rapidly, will Doctor Strange be able to save his patient- or himself?
Find out as Doctor Strange gets drawn into the diagnosis- literally!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

TAROT #3 (of 4)
ALAN DAVIS (W) PAUL RENAUD (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN
As the chaos and madness continues to spread, the Avengers and the Defenders find themselves confronted by the most unlikely characters in Marvel history! Would you believe- THE UNBELIEVABLES?
40 PGS./Rated T+ $4.99

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY #3 (OF 5)
PETER DAVID (W) GREG LAND (A/C) [Cover]
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX SAVIUK
GWEN STACY VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO
VARIANT COVER BY GERARDO SANDOVAL
CONNECTING CHINESE NEW YEAR VARIANT COVER (2 of 3) BY JIE YUAN
PETER PARKER: THE SPIDER SUPREME?!
After reliving one of the most horrible moments of his life, Peter Parker turns to one of his oldest allies for a magical helping hand. Don't miss the next history-shaking adventure of Peter David and Greg Land's landmark SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN Series!
32 PGS./Rated T $3.99

SAVAGE AVENGERS #10
GERRY DUGGAN (W) PATCH ZIRCHER (A)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano
Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn't live without concludes. We hope you'll be okay.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

SAVAGE AVENGERS #0: "The looming threat of Kulan Gath reunites Dr. Strange and Magik on Krakoa. The fate of the world will rest in what they discover. Re-presenting a pair of classics, UNCANNY X-MEN 190 & 191 by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr, in the context of a great new sequence"

FANTASTIC FOUR: GRIMM NOIR #1: "What is Dr. Strange's nemesis D'Spayre doing on Yancy Street?"

DITKO IS... STRANGE! KING-SIZE HC
Collecting material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #110-111 and #114-146.
328 PGS./All Ages $100.00

[2 December 02019]

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Marvel's January 02020 solicits include Doctor Strange: The End, Alan Davis Avengers/Defenders

DR. STRANGE #2
MARK WAID (W) KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by MAX FIUMARA
Variant Cover by MIKE HUDDLESTON
MARVELS X VARIANT COVER BY OLIVIER VATINE
Enter: The Wrecker... of reality!
After being beaten, broken and at the end of his rope, how will Strange keep the Wrecker from tearing apart reality?
Plus, a familiar face from Strange's past makes a surprise return!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE END #1
LEAH WILLIAMS (W) FILIPE ANDRADE (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
Variant cover by FILIPE ANDRADE
THE FINAL DOCTOR STRANGE STORY!
The Sorcerer Supreme makes his final journey through a cyberpunk sprawl that forgot about magic! Reteaming the critically-acclaimed creative team of LEAH WILLIAMS (GWENPOOL STRIKES BACK) and FILIPE ANDRADE (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: IMMORTAL HULK)!
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ $4.99

TAROT #1 and #2 (OF 4) by Alan Davis!
Tarot: Alan Davis Pens Marvel's Next Avengers/Defenders Story

JESSICA JONES #2 (OF 6)
After being brutally attacked in her office, Jessica turns to Doctor Strange to help her find the target. But he may discover more than Jessica bargained for...

SAVAGE AVENGERS #9
GERRY DUGGAN (W) PATCH ZIRCHER (A)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano
The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 1
Folks, we won't mince words. Kulan Gath has got to go. If Conan The Barbarian, Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom can't do it, then it can't be done. Plus, what is the fate of Kulan Gath's guest, Doctor Voodoo?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY #2 (OF 5)
""GUEST STARRING DOCTOR STRANGE!"

VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #7 "teams up with Marvel's Mightiest Medics to save the life of the ultimate patient- Death herself!" [Doc shown on cover]

[1 December 02019]

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Tom Spurgeon, beloved Comics Reporter, has died; respected journalist, historian, and advocate for art; age 50

Comics Reporter website

Update: Douglas Wolk [obit]

Update: The Comics Journal [obit]

The Comics Journal [links]

Bleeding Cool [links]

Comic Book Resources [obit]

Progressive Ruin

Update: High-Low

Updating: More links as found...

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Just some of the many kindnesses Comics Reporter showed Neilalien over the years:

21 Things I Like About Dr. Strange

Neilalien Retires From Near-Daily Blogging After 11 Years

[14 November 02019]

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Steve Ditko would have had his 92nd birthday today! [Wikipedia]

[2 November 02019]

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Out today 30 Oct: Doctor Strange Annual #1

Update: This Annual's back-up story reveals that it is part of Wong's bloodline's duties and abilities to use a secret spell to assassinate Sorcerer Supremes who turn evil [Slayer Supreme: If Doctor Strange Turns Evil, [SPOILER] Must Kill Him]

[30 October 02019]

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Out today 2 Oct: Doctor Strange #20 [series finale]

[2 October 02019]

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New York Comic-Con is this weekend 3-6 Oct!

New York Comic Con [0]2019: Dates, Tickets, Schedule, Panels, And News [Den Of Geek]

The Insanely Big After-Party List Of New York Comic Con [0]2019 [Bleeding Cool]

[1 October 02019]

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DITKO: A Play Honoring The Spider-Man Co-Creator Hits NYC This October

Lenny Schwartz To Tribute Comic Book Legend Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko Play Coming To New York For NYCC Tie-In Dates

At Theaterlab in NYC, for two nights only, 1-2 October 02019, 7:30 PM, $15 advance, $20 at door [Tickets]

Kim O'Connor: "Steve Ditko dying sure did unleash a wave of projects that would have absolutely horrified Steve Ditko"

[21 September 02019]

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Marvel Launches "Doctor Strange: Surgeon Supreme" By Waid And Walker

Marvel December 02019 solicits include new Doctor Strange series, Annihilation Scourge event, and many Strange appearances

DR. STRANGE #1
Mark Waid (W) Kev Walker (A)
Cover by Phil Noto
Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
Hidden Gem Wraparound Variant Cover by Frank Miller
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
VARIANT COVER BY GERARDO ZAFFINO
The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange's hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills- but now he's being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he's forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost... Be here for a brand new era of magic... and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

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Doctor Strange also billed in: SAVAGE AVENGERS #8, VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #6, MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #10, and SWORD MASTER #6.

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Out 11 Sept: Doctor Strange #19

Doctor Strange Just Got A Huge, Non-Magical Upgrade- At A Terrible Cost

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Out 1 Oct: Doctor Strange SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray [exclusively at Best Buy]

[20 September 02019]

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