Artist Steve Ditko’s Mystical Vision Comes To Life In ‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel

Artist Steve Ditko’s Mystical Vision Comes To Life In ‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel


The character Dr. Stephen Strange, currently being portrayed onscreen by Benedict Cumberbatch, was always an odd fit for a Marvel Comic. Unlike the patriotic Captain America, who was geared toward the “greatest generation” and their still patriotic children who had not yet morphed into the anti-Americanism faction of the Vietnam era, and the angsty Spiderman, who appealed to teenage nerds, Strange solely appealed to the then-emerging counter-culture.

Created in 1963 by Steve Ditko, not the self-promoting Stan Lee, it is apparent why the character was a head trip for hippie enthusiasts reveling in psychedelic drug culture and mystical mumbo jumbo.

Ironically, Ditko was worlds away from the casual immorality and collectivist-minded counter-culture. Politically, he was a rock-steady Ayn Rand enthusiast, pledged to property rights and

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