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Book Title: Essential Doctor Strange, Vol. 3|
Date of issue: December 26th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780785127338
The author of the book: Steve Englehart
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.55 MB
Read full description of the books Essential Doctor Strange, Vol. 3:While this volume starts off very strong, it does petter out toward the end. There is some changing of creative contributors and shuffling of directions and priorities during the issues included here. The results are some narrative gaps, plot-holes, dangling sub-plots and rather abrupt wrap-ups to what started off as some nice tales. Unfortunately, this lack of direction and focus means these stories really suffer. Which is a pity since the volume started out so strong.
Doctor Strange can be a tricky character for many authors to really gasp, many have tried and many have failed. Steve Englehart did a remarkable, and commendable, job in the first half of this book. It was during his perhaps overly ambitious Occult History of America arc that things really started falling apart. He leaves the series during this story and it is clear that Marv Wolfman, the editor and writer who picks up the loose threads, did not really have a clue what to do with the storyline or how to wrap it up. The Annual with story & art by P. Craig Russell is gorgeous and Jim Starlin's 3-4 issues really helped get the book back on track. The addition of Roger Stern helped round out the last few issues and wrap up the loose plot-threads begun by Wolfman, Englehart & Starlin. Still his grasp of the character was not quite as well developed as Englehart's had been. At least not yet.
Read information about the authorSteve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.
He was finally hired away from Marvel by DC Comics, to be their lead writer and revamp their core characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern). He did, but he also wrote a solo Batman series (immediately dubbed the "definitive" version) that later became Warner Brothers' first Batman film (the good one).
After that he left comics for a time, traveled in Europe for a year, wrote a novel (The Point Man™), and came back to design video games for Atari (E.T., Garfield). But he still liked comics, so he created Coyote™, which within its first year was rated one of America's ten best series. Other projects he owned (Scorpio Rose™, The Djinn™) were mixed with company series (Green Lantern [with Joe Staton], Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four). Meanwhile, he continued his game design for Activision, Electronic Arts, Sega, and Brøderbund.
And once he and Terry had their two sons, Alex and Eric, he naturally told them stories. Rustle's Christmas Adventure was first devised for them. He went on to add a run of mid-grade books to his bibliography, including the DNAgers™ adventure series, and Countdown to Flight, a biography of the Wright brothers selected by NASA as the basis for their school curriculum on the invention of the airplane.
In 1992 Steve was asked to co-create a comics pantheon called the Ultraverse. One of his contributions, The Night Man, became not only a successful comics series, but also a television show. That led to more Hollywood work, including animated series such as Street Fighter, GI Joe, and Team Atlantis for Disney.
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