Who is Strange? Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange is a Marvel Comics character created by artist/writer Steve Ditko, a bonafide comics legend who also co-created Spider-Man with Stan Lee. Strange is so named because he first appeared in Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology series.
What is Strange? A former neurosurgeon, Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme, trained by the Ancient One to be Earth’s primary defender against mystical threats. He draws magical powers from several arcane entities and is skilled in several forms of martial arts. His Cloak of Levitation allows him to fly, and his amulet, the Eye of Agamotto, repels evil.
When is Strange? Ditko created Doctor Strange in 1963. His only previous live-action appearance was in a 1978 TV movie, played by Mod Squad/The Waltons bit actor Peter Hooten.
Where is Strange? Doctor Strange resides in the Sanctum Sanctorum, a three-story townhome in New York’s Greenwich Village. Its most striking characteristic is a circular window crisscrossed with curved lines—the Seal of the Vishanti, which shields the house against malevolent takeovers.
Why is Strange? He protects us from Dormammu—a demonic entity of incalculable power—and other sordid characters, including Thanos, the big bad of the upcoming Avengers movie Infinity War. But above all, we need him to make middle-aged nerds feel better about graying in the temples. Doctor Strange kinda rocks the salt-and-pepper.