Doctor Strange #45
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #45
A Daily Globe reporter has written an article on Dr. Strange, the Wizard of the West Village. Strange shows up at their offices to complain but they tell him there's nothing he can do about it.
A reporter even follows Strange back to his house and sneaks inside. Unfortunately for him, that's when Claremont's pet N'Garai demons decide to attack, coming out of a Sa'arpool in his basement.
This is Claremont's last issue.
This book and all others this month advertise the beginning of Roger Stern and Frank Miller's run starting next issue, but unfortunately Frank Miler doesn't actually come aboard.
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Daily Globe was shut down in Amazing Spider-Man #210. Leading up to that the paper was becoming more and more sensationalistic, which fits with this story. But in order to place this prior to the Globe's shut-down, it has to go relatively far backwards in the previous year. Part of the problem here is that Dr. Strange was bi-monthly, so Claremont probably had these issues plotted out months earlier than the Spider-Man story and this detail got missed when it was getting ready for publication (the story could have easily been changed to use any random trashy paper; none of the Globe characters from Spider-Man are used). Anyway, luckily, this also fits in a gap in Dr. Strange's Defenders chronology.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
This is probably Wendy Pini's only Marvel work(excluding Epic), but she did do a few non-Elfquest things for DC a few years later.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 11, 2011 1:02 PM
Wow, I find that last panel completely creepy and not at all sexy or romantic.
Posted by: NotPercyShelley | February 21, 2015 12:11 AM
Roger Stern has said in interviews that he always found the idea of Strange being Clea's lover and master at the same time kind of creepy.
Posted by: Michael | February 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Gene Colan was clearly stuck in his Dracula mode. I had to keep looking at the description and remind myself in that first panel that I was looking at Dr. Strange and not Dracula.
Posted by: Erik Beck | April 22, 2015 7:54 PM
Gotta admit, Doc looks pretty dapper in that first scan, like he received access to Tony Stark's tailor and hairdresser.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | April 3, 2018 12:26 AM
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