The most interesting thing about Dr. Strange’s origin isn’t the tale itself. It’s a fairly straightforward one. It’s the fact that the character had been around a half a year before they got around to telling it.
The origin is familiar to all by now: He’s a jerky doctor whose hands get injured, and then he gets help from an ancient mystic.
The Human Torch story in this issue is him versus Sandman. No great shakes.
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