Updated on 16 October, 2021
For a comic fan who has read a lot of Dr. Strange, or even seen his films, you know that the most fascinating aspect of this famous comic is the multiverse of multiverse that exists within the world of the comic books. While a lot of Dr. Who, Spider-Man, X-Men, and other comic book stories have their own particular areas of the multiverse, Dr. Strange does not. This is because the vast majority of Dr. Strangers from this series and throughout the decades of comic books have been set outside of the normal continuity.
Dr. Strange, unlike most of the comic book superheroes that we are familiar with today, actually travels between alternate earths, or dimensions, which exist separate from our own. Strange, along with several of his fellow dimensional dwellers, has the power to hop between these different planes at will. They use teleports to do this, which is why Dr. Strange's books have always sold well, even decades after his first appearance. From this aforementioned multiverse of alternate earths, comes various oddball characters such as Baron Strange, Dr. David Banner, andivan Von Doom.
When discussing the Dr. Strange comics that are now out in print, it is interesting to note that the character has not been given a super hero costume in almost forty years. There have been four different Dr. Who specials, all of which feature Dr. Strange. The first two were very successful, selling over one million copies. Following these two specials was the third starring Christopher Walken as the character. His three appearances were not as successful as the previous specials, however, and the box office for the film did not recover.
After the third movie, Dr. Who returned in a new story written by Bill Farmer. This time around, Dr. Strange was cast as a Time Lord, instead of simply a regular doctor. He was portrayed as a highly gifted telepath and the Master of Time. This version of Dr. Strange comics saw an increase in sales of the comic books, as well as its subsequent spinoffs. The Dr. Who guest appearance section, featuring the character's arch enemy, gained much popularity as well.
It would be easy to label the Dr. Who comics as a classic. These stories, while stand-alone in nature, are some of the most popular of all time. The Silver Age of Dr. Who was, in many ways, the beginning of the modern era of comic books. The Silver Age of Dr. Who gave birth to a new era of classic Dr. Who stories, featuring the iconic Doctor. Several of these classic storylines received re-runs on television, while others became movie serials.
The original series starred the legendary Dr. Who, and followed his adventures in many different mediums. The TV show lasted for three seasons, and introduced a new Doctor, known as the Third Doctor. For a time, there was no other Dr. Who. However, in 2021 the company decided to bring back the original Doctor, playing him in a solo series. The original Doctor Who series is notable for its realistic portrayal of time travel, the metaphysical elements, the fighting monsters, as well as the romance between the Doctor and his companion, the Queen. The reboot of the Silver Age of Dr. Who saw the introduction of another new Doctor, known as the Fourth Doctor.
The modern version of Dr. Who, known as the Eleventh Doctor, starred in his own comic series. Unlike the previous incarnations of the Doctor, this Eleventh Doctor was not from the planet of the humans, but had been stranded on Earth when an unidentified force crashed the Skaro City. From there he managed to escape, traveling throughout time until he reached the modern day, where he encountered a young woman called Sarah Jane Smith. They became lovers, and were joined by several others who were stranded with them including Jonny matched Doctor River and Ben, who were also stranded on Skaro.
In modern day Dr. Who, the latest incarnation has gone through quite a number of changes. First off, William Hartnell did not die during the television series. He was revived as the evil Doctor Drakken, and gained a robotic personality. In the last few issues of the comic, several members of the Time Masters were rebooted. These included Karkov, Karma, and the Master of Magic. There have also been some classic Doctor Who stories written to take the place of the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor.