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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #3: Right or Wong?
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 at 03:35:27 pm EDT (Viewed 203 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #3: Right or Wong?
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 at 03:25:31 pm EDT (Viewed 185 times)

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    I just think that Dr. Strange's career started some time before the FF flight though. His first appearance is not his first actual case on his own. It's sort of like I assume that that rocket flight isn't Reed's first science venture upon graduating from college. So, if the FF flight was 10 years ago, I'd think of Dr. Strange has probably been actively going on solo cases for about 13-15, but many of those not wide-spread public knowledge so possibly only publicly seen as a superhero for around 7, about the time he is starting to be seen regularly interacting with other superheroes and The Defenders.

Well, he got his new pad on Bleecker street after FF#1. Before that, he was a simply a magical student for 7 years. Before that, he had the accident. Before that, he was a doctor for some time. Before that, he was a med student, resident, fellow (7-10 years). Before that, an undergraduate (4 years). How old do you want Strange to be before becoming a magician?

Roger Stern wrote a story, where Strange moved into the Bleeker Street residence before F.F. #1 ("Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault," printed in 2011). He even showed up in a cameo as a mystical master in Marvel The Lost Generation.

The logic being that it would take time to garner the underground reputation he had at the time of his first appearance.

It is also relatively accepted that Strange slowed down his aging with magic. A story in the 80s mentions a doctor remembering him from med-school... which at the time would have been in the 40s.

So, even if that was in 1959, that would have made Strange hovering around 60 at the time.

Hos master was the Ancient One, who was born i the 1430s. If he was training his successor, there is no reason to think he wouldn't have taught him how to slow aging.

There is also no reason to believe that time moved the same way during training.

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