For the first time since Avengers: Endgame we know what the outline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like through 2021. In a blend of unmitigated excitement and reaction to 8 million requests for related reading orders (which I have for every Phase 4 movie outlined! Planning!), I’ve put together a reading companion for all of Phase 4.
I had a revelation reading Wild Cards, the George R.R. Martin co-edited superhero universe anthology, for the first time this past month. When new superhero stories are told with confidence, by effective and committed fans of the craft, it’s thrilling, exciting, and flat out FUN to learn where new characters come from, and to welcome them to this new universe you’re developing.
There’s a reason we fell for origin stories in the…
origin… first place. Where we come from matters, establishing both motivation and character in the canonical carbonite template for all future character appearances. [Read more…] about Dr. Strange Review!: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Origin Movies
Doctor Strange is perhaps the best example of an all-time Marvel great whose limited collected comics, strange Marvel Unlimited gaps, and general continuity obsfucation have kept the character in the dark for many comic book fans. If he’s not the leader in confusing comics paths, he’s certainly up there with the Silver Surfer and The X-Men.
As you might imagine, it has taken nearly all my mystical might, and a consultative visit to the domain of the Dread Dormammu himself, to put together a reading order for Dr. Strange comics! Enjoy the comics, and always remember: The Sorcerer Supreme sits silently inside his Sanctum Sanctorum, studiously (6 times fast). [Read more…] about Where to Start With Doctor Strange Comics
The Battleworld map holds many secrets, and one is more unusual than most. There is a realm on there bearing the unusual name of ‘The Eye of Agamotto’ – traditionally a mystic amulet associated with Doctor Strange! [Read more…] about Secret Wars Watch: The Eye of Agamotto