Doctor Strange #14
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #14
One thing that was interesting was that when Strange tried to re-enter his body after Dracula killed it, he became some sort of merged vampire thing for a while that Dracula couldn't control. I thought that was neat.
After defeating Dracula, Strange is able to revive Wong and cure himself.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Steve Englehart revealed in a later interview that he wanted to show that Lord Pfyffe's family was under a demonic curse, and after that a 4-part Dr. Strange vs. Fu Manchu story costarring Shang-Chi, but he left Marvel before he could do either.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 22, 2012 5:45 PM
FOOM#12 announced a 3-part Dr. Strange story drawn by Frank Brunner about Egyptian gods, but it didn't happen.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 4, 2013 6:28 PM
The spell Dr. Strange uses to defeat Dracula calls upon the "Tetragrammaton" and "Jehovah" - Hebrew expressions for God. I thought this was an interesting departure from the usual spells calling on fictional entities like Cyttorak or the Vishanti.
Posted by: Gary Himes | July 4, 2014 9:08 PM
Considering the problems that Ghost Rider was having with a literal representation of the Judeo-Christian God, Dr. Strange calling upon the power of God Himself had to be something that slipped by. It's tasteful(and obscure) enough, considering every movie relies on mortals invoking some representation of God(usually a cross) to protect themselves from the "Prince of Darkness." This was essentially a prayer to God phrased as a Dr. Strange spell. Still, this most have played into the mindset that Jim Shooter spoke of when he was speaking of the "Christianization" of the Marvel Universe.
Posted by: Brian C. Saunders | March 26, 2016 2:14 AM
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