Characters Appearing: Ancient One, Dr. Strange
Doctor Strange #169
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #169
Dr. Strange is having a nightmare...
...and feeling guilty about his previous life, wondering if he's really worthy of his current station.
Even though this issue had a lot more space to work with than the original story, it's still not very decompressed. For example, here's a doctor giving Strange the bad news right on the operating table, immediately after surgery.
In any event, there don't seem to be any significant revisions in this telling.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: At the end of this issue, Strange receives a mental summons from the Ancient One and begins running down the hall to respond. Continues directly in the next issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Doctor Strange #21
Well there's one unhealthy revision: Stephen really shouldn't be smoking after surgery. Maybe that's part of the karma being felt when he loses his hands...
Posted by: Ataru320 | May 30, 2013 8:59 PM
This issue was heavily criticized back then for Dan Adkins' swiping of panels from EC's "M.D." title from the mid-1950s.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 1, 2013 4:10 PM
Not to "well actually" you too much, but Strange totally lights up a cigarette while removing his surgical garb in the original origin story in Strange Tales 115. It's a canonical lack of proper hygiene! :D
Posted by: Cradicus | June 28, 2016 2:09 PM
The fanzine Marvel Mirror #3/4(3/68) also listed these artists that Adkins swiped from:Russ Manning, Alex Raymond, Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Jack Gaughan, and Gil Kane.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | January 17, 2018 8:17 PM
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