With more excitement building over the proposed "Doctor Strange" movie, fans of the Sorcerer Supreme should not forget the appearances the character has made on TV in the past. The Super Mage has already been established to Marvel fans through the small screen. With the movie in the works, it should be assumed that he will make more appearances in the near future on TV.
Who is Doctor Strange?
Doctor Stephen Strange was a surgeon who damaged his hands in an accident and fell into a state of depression. The sad character ended up becoming the trainee of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme and ended up being promoted to the position after years of rigorous study. He defends the world against creatures and villains from other dimensions and other worlds. Doctor Strange is the most powerful user of magic in the Marvel Universe and spent time as a member of the Defenders, The Order, the Illuminati, and the New Avengers.
The Master of the Mystic Arts appeared briefly in the episode entitled "7 Little Superheroes" of "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends." He could be seen in quick shots in the animated "X-Men" during the Pheonix Saga (parts three and four). He also travels with She-Hulk into the mind of Bruce Banner in an episode of the animated version of "The Incredible Hulk."
"Super Hero Squad"
No animated show has given as much attention to Doctor Strange as "The Super Hero Squad Show." He has appeared in half a dozen episodes of the show and is referenced multiple other times. His usual dryness from the comics translates well to the slapstick show as the constant straight man to the constant hijinks of the other characters.
There was a made-for-TV movie based on the character entitled "Doctor Strange." Saying it was the worst comic book adaptation movie ever would not be a stretch. It was originally created as a pilot for a TV show on the character, but the horrible reviews and ratings for the movie killed the project before the Master of the Mystic Arts could have his just reward.
Doctor Strange will most likely be in an episode in the future of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" as one of the goals of the show is to introduce as many characters in the Marvel Universe as possible. He could even be incorporated into the new version of "The Incredible Hulk" due to the connection between the two superheroes. With the plans moving forward on a major motion picture adaptation of the character, it would behoove Marvel to give the founding member of the Defenders as much time on TV as possible.
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