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Doctor Strange: A Separate Reality

(Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection #Classic #26)

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Though the world at large believes that he is no more than an eccentric authority on the occult, former surgeon Stephen Strange stand in defense of the moral coil as the Master of the Mystic Arts and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. As his skills hve thrived, so too have his challenges.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 29th 2002 by Marvel Comics Group (first published 1974)
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Gianfranco Mancini




Englehart & Brunner's run on the Dr. Strange is a real good and essential one, with series-shaking events like the Ancient's death and Strange's ascension to Sorcerer Supreme and immortality(!!!).



Clea never was so beautiful, and is really hard to believe how the sagas of Cagliostro/Sise-Neg (Englehart is a fan of Phil Collins and Genesis, but that was a requisite to write Marvel's most psychedelic series, I guess) and Silver Dagger, with their criticism to godhood and organized religions like Ca
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Daryl
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
A reprint of some of Dr. Strange's adventures from the early 1970s. Written primarily by Steve Englehart, this trade features (apparently) all of the issues drawn by Frank Brunner. Stephen Strange is one of Marvel's greatest characters, though not always handled well. These stories feature Doc travelling through space, time, other dimensions, and even "unreality" before ultimately confronting Death (and death). Typical crazy mystical '70s-era Marvel psychedelic nonsense. Brunner's Neal Adams-inf ...more
Kyle
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
The complexity of the story and inward journey of Doctor Strange might have caught the attention of psych major (or a movie mogul in the making) but it still seems a bit too far out for the typical comic book collector to read while waiting on his troop to play Chainmail. And yes, his, since everything in this collection of issues suggest it is a boy’s own adventure with the unwritten Clea playing the part of a patient Penelope or an alluring Andromeda, not so much a powerful character in her ow ...more
Matt
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forgot I had this on the shelf. The Genesis story was fun. So ... teleporting from MX to NYC, then flying transatlantic via Cloak, mmm? Why not!
Ryan
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
More cool Lovecraft-type stories in the Marvel Universe. All art done by Frank Brunner, his stuff is always top-notch.
Rizzie
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Probably the most important run when it came to bringing Doctor Strange into modern times. Pretty good stuff.
Jon Arnold
Of all the books which reflect the batshit insanity of the Marvel Bullpen of the '70s Howard the Duck's only real rival is Doctor Strange. He was always at the far end of weird, even by the Steve Ditko's early standards and Englehart and Brunner build on that by bringing Strange into the far out post-hippie '70s where meditation and psychedelia could melt the mind and a Buddhist oneness with the cosmos is the highest goal (although the existence of absolute evil might suggest a flaw in the under ...more
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Jun 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Ian Williamson
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I am a massive fan of Doctor Strange, he's up there with Batman and Spider-Man as my favourite comic characters, and it has saddened me for years how underused he is, and how difficult it is to write a good Doctor Strange story. I've only found a few truly good Strange stories and this volume is now on that list. Englehart has been very faithful to Stan Lee's original take but really pushes the boundaries, anything could happen and he will take Strange to unimaginable places, while continuing th ...more
Phillip Berrie
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've always had a soft spot for Doctor Strange and the sort of weird stuff he gets involved with and this book doesn't fail to deliver. From talking caterpillars to his having to deal with 'life, the universe and everything' as the new Sorcerer Supreme; this one has it all.

I was also impressed with the imaginative way the guys at Marvel even put together this series, which spanned across two separate volumes of the comic and incorporated the reuse of pertinent older tales into the storyline beca
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Devero
Sep 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Dalla morte dell'Antico all'arrivo di Sise-Neg, stregone supremo del futuro, che porta il buon dottore e il suo arcinemico Mordo fino ad assistere al big bang!
Storie immaginifiche, e disegni buoni. C'è molto Gary Friedrich in queste storie, che meritano decisamente di esser lette. Dr. Strange è sempre stato un personaggio anomalo nel pantheon dei super eroi, ha sempre dato il meglio di se in storie di questo tipo, magico-mistiche e fantasy, affiancate alla sua vita quotidiana, piuttosto che in s
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Fraser Sherman
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This collects the eight or nine issues Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner spent working on Dr. Strange (Bruner then left, Englehart stuck around). That makes it open oddly—they came on board for the last two issues of Strange's battle against the demonic Shuma-Gorath—but overall the stories here are solid as Strange confronts Shuma-Gorath, Baron Mordo, the future sorcerer Sise-Neg and then the deranged witch-hunter Silver Dagger. What's most interesting is Englehart's treatment of the magic as so ...more
Johnny Andrews
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much a must read for any fans of Doctor Strange if you haven't already that is. It's a good run of stories from the mid 70s and it is a beautifully strange lot or art that fits the character really nicely. Granted I am pretty sure a couple of the issues you'll be thinking have I read this, and pretty sure they maybe reprints etc the comic book industries little cheat. But all in all Doctor Stephen Strange is becoming a firm favourite with me.
Matt Piechocinski
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
70s Marvel is great, and this installment of Doctor Strange was no exception. Spaced out philosophy and the occult ... great stuff.
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

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