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A selection of Doctor Strange’s most terrifying stories to date!  You do not become the Supreme Sorcerer by playing pranks at children’s birthday parties. Rather than that, you must regularly confront the most heinous dangers conceivable. And you get to do it all over again as a reward.  Though he has not spent his whole Super Hero career as the Sorcerer Supreme, Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Stephen Strange has seen his share of diabolical demons and frightful ghouls—all in the service of keeping reality intact and functioning smoothly! 

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A selection of Doctor Strange’s most terrifying stories to date! 

You do not become the Supreme Sorcerer by playing pranks at children’s birthday parties. Rather than that, you must regularly confront the most heinous dangers conceivable. And you get to do it all over again as a reward. Though he has not spent his whole Super Hero career as the Sorcerer Supreme, Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Stephen Strange has seen his share of diabolical demons and frightful ghouls—all in the service of keeping reality intact and functioning smoothly! 

Doctor Strange’s most perilous encounters, from this or the next realm, are chronicled in these comic tales on Marvel Unlimited. 

SAGA OF SHUMA AND GORATH 

Scariest Doctro Strange Stories

Doctor Strange has faced a variety of terrible monsters focused on conquest and enslavement throughout the years. Shuma-Gorath, who originated in a realm diametrically opposed to Strange’s, made the leap and fed on the Sorcerer Supreme in MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) #10. Strange had not yet assumed the title, though, and Shuma-Gorath sought for the Ancient One, his master. Strange’s own anguish was utilized as a means of torment by the monster. 

Shuma-Gorath forced Strange to experience being buried alive, replete with dirt filling his lungs, prior to unveiling his monstrous appearance. Strange shifted the battleground within the Ancient One’s mind after witnessing the being’s real strength. There, the monster forced the wizard to confront his greatest adversaries, revealing their one-eyed, tentacled form in the process. Strange understood that he would have to do a heinous crime to defeat his adversary, one that almost drove him to quit wizardry entirely. 

Scariest Doctro Strange Stories

Shuma-Gorath claims New York in MIGHTY AVENGERS (2013) #2. 

Strange thwarted the evil god’s efforts at dominion and has since battled him several times. During the catastrophe of INFINITY, Ebony Maw gained control of Strange and used him to return Shuma-Gorath to this dimension. As shown in MIGHTY AVENGERS (2013) #2-3, the assault drew together a new band of heroes who collaborated to vanquish the creature! 

DRAMA IN DRACULA’S DARKHOLD 

Scariest Doctro Strange Stories

For generations, Dracula has been skulking about the Marvel Universe. He reawakened in the present day in TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) and wreaked havoc on the globe from there. As seen in DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #14, Stephen Strange has previously faced the bloodsucker and almost escaped. However, in issues #59–62, the vampire king reappeared to wreak havoc on the Sorcerer Supreme—and on the whole planet. This time, Dracula wanted to employ not only his own might, but also that of the Darkhold, an ancient book of terrible sorcery. 

Strange discovered a magic hidden in the Darkhold called the Montesi Formula that may rid the world of vampires after a botched effort to take the tome from Avengers Mansion! To carry out the spell, he enlisted the assistance of Wong, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, and Blade in locating the book in its new hiding place: Baron Mordo’s castle! Strange sent the vampire to another dimension during a bloodcurdling combat in this reality, giving the others time to develop the Montesi Formula. The warriors reappeared just in time for those gathering to succeed in eliminating vampires from the planet…but only temporarily, since the spell was subsequently reversed. 

THE UNUSUAL SIMULACRUM 

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What could be more unsettling than confronting an evil version of yourself? Particularly one who believes you are the imposter! Strange departed the continuing Infinity War at Captain America’s orders and returned to Earth alongside magical friends the Scarlet Witch, Doctor Druid, Agatha Harkness, and Shaman of Alpha Flight in DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME (1988) #46-47. They saw an unsettling scenario, as the majority of the world’s population had been frozen in place by Adam Warlock’s malevolent future counterpart, the Magus. While examining the wreckage, the mystical team learned a much more horrifying truth: Magus intended to destroy the whole world and replace it with his own warped version of reality! They got some assistance from Sleepwalker, but he remained silent as the heroes came under attack by a tiny army of demons intent on tearing them apart. That was nothing in comparison to a masked Strange emulating his (short) Super Hero appearance. This “sinister Strange” kidnapped and aggressively tormented the heroes. The entity, dubbed Necromancer, explained his origins and their connection to Counter-Earth. Although our hero eventually defeated this wicked doppelganger, the struggle is still fresh in Strange’s thoughts. A living memorial to what could have been. 

ENTRANCE TO NIGHTMARE

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Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen met as juvenile runaways and became friends when they were both compelled to take drugs that activated their superhuman abilities. Johnson, as the crime-fighting pair Cloak and Dagger, have the ability to construct portals into the Darkforce Dimension, while Bowen possesses the ability to produce blades of light. Dagger once utilized her abilities to assist Cloak in overcoming the growing darkness he was experiencing from inside, which was compounded by the interdimensional evil Nightmare. Cloak requested a consultation with Doctor Strange, but the Master of the Mystic Arts had prepared a spell to fool the world into believing he had been assassinated by the Beyonder. 

In STRANGE TALES (1987) #7, the young heroes discovered Strange, only to have a massive hand emerge from Tyrone’s robe and drag everyone there into Nightmare’s world! As he had done several times before, the villain sought to destroy Strange while outlining how he intended to remake the world in his image. Cloak lost control of his Darkforce abilities during the subsequent struggle, and Dagger tried her best to assist him with her own. Eventually, light consumed the darkness, but you’ll have to read the issue to learn how! 

SUCCESS AND TORMENT 

Scariest Doctro Strange Stories

Doctor Victor Von Doom was already an extremely formidable force to contend with as a genius-level megalomaniac with the resources of an entire country at his disposal. However, he is a skilled sorcerer! As revealed in the famous Original Graphic Novel DOCTOR STRANGE & DOCTOR DOOM: TRIUMPH AND TORMENT, Doom delved further into the magical realm after the accident that left him disfigured and compelled him to wear his metal mask. When the Aged Genghis convened a gathering of the world’s foremost sorcerers, Doom and Doctor Strange attended. Doom requested aid in his mission to rescue his mother Cynthia’s soul from Mephisto after demonstrating his magical prowess. Cynthia was a high-level wizard herself who struck a bargain with the devil to establish her people as Latveria’s ruler before passing away when Victor was a baby. Strange flew to the devil world with Doom to assist in reclaiming Cynthia’s essence. Once there, the pair encountered a variety of monsters and creatures, none more deadly or cunning than Mephisto himself. Far more terrifying than the adversaries are the decisions that our two protagonists are forced to make when the devil gives them their hearts’ desires. When you will see as you read this one, it lives up to its name completely. 

WHAT APPALLS YOU, STEPHEN? 

Scariest Doctro Strange Stories

The title refers to a fortune cookie that Strange likes during a nice meal alone. He returned to the Sanctum Sanctorum and discovered Wong was gone. He sought him out to the Temple of Ganesha, where Wong had previously trained as a warrior monk. His study led him to another another world, this one inhabited by zombie oarsmen, monstrous sea serpents, and maybe the most terrifying denizen of all, the life-absorbing Electra. Not only did she seem to be in charge of everything there, but also of the gleaming metropolis of Ditkopolis (named in tribute to classic creator Steve Ditko). In return for Wong’s safety, Stephen agrees to assist Electra. She stated that her father had awarded her sister Celeste his power, which resulted in the city’s gradual demise. She desired the assistance of the Sorcerer Supreme in transferring that power to her. Strange learnt more about the sisters and how a fallen angel came between them while he was there. Though Ditkopolis and its environs were rife with grotesqueries, the most heinous of all came from a person desperate for undeserved adoration and power. Even when confronted with the obvious reality, Electra refused to accept it and lashed out, wishing to drag everyone into the gaping vacuum with her. 

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Marvel versus DC. Who has the hotter female actors?

DC and Marvel are the two most well-known superhero film companies. There are several points on which fans of these two studios can’t agree, including which has the superior superheroes, which has the superior superhero team-up, which has the superior villains, and which makes the superior movies.

Yes, it seems like another argument is on the horizon. Marvel and DC aren’t shy about featuring stunning female leads since they know it draws in the crowds. In exchange for portraying some of our favorite superheroines, these ladies earn millions of dollars.

Discover who has exceeded the other in this respect.

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MARVEL GIRLS

Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow

Elizabeth Olsen, aka the Scarlet Witch

Gwyneth Paltrow – Pepper Potts

Gwyneth Paltrow

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)

Valkyrie – Tessa Thompson

Dani Guererro – Okoye

DC GIRLS

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Lois Lane, played by Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Amber Heard/Mara

Black Canary, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Who do you believe has the sexiest actresses? Who is your top pick and why? Leave a comment, thanks!

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Each and Every Show That Inspired the Disney+ Series WandaVision

WandaVision’s frequent allusions to classic television shows are a major part of its humor.

In January of 2021, WandaVision launched Phase 4 of the MCU, officially ushering in a new age of Disney+ shows. Indeed, it was the first time the MCU was seen on television, as it chronicled Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) reaction to the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. In the end, WandaVision was a huge critical triumph, garnering a whopping 23 nods at that year’s Primetime Emmys.

WandaVision, as the first television series in the MCU, appropriately paid tribute to the medium of television by drawing inspiration from a wide range of programs throughout its history. WandaVision acknowledged a wide range of television classics by the end of the series, from The Dick Van Dyke Show to Modern Family. All the shows that served as models for WandaVision are listed here.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show, which follows the title man in his antics both at work and at home, is one of the earliest shows mentioned on WandaVision, appearing in the very first episodes. One of WandaVision’s primary inspirations comes from this episode. Matt Shakman, the show’s director, told Den of Geek that he and Van Dyke had lunch together to discuss the show’s production.

I Love Lucy

Featuring Lucille Ball as a New York housewife who dreams of becoming a star, I Love Lucy was a smash hit on television. Clearly, this program, along with The Dick Van Dyke Show, was an influence on the first two episodes of WandaVision. The most blatant example is the fact that couples could not be depicted in bed together during the airing of I Love Lucy. Two separate single beds were displayed instead of a double bed.

Featuring Lucille Ball as a New York housewife who dreams of becoming a star, I Love Lucy was a smash hit on television. Clearly, this program, along with The Dick Van Dyke Show, was an influence on the first two episodes of WandaVision. Couples could not be shown in bed together on television during the time that I Love Lucy was airing. Instead of a double bed, two single beds were displayed.

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone, the only non-comedic source of inspiration for WandaVision, is another source of the show’s unique style. The structure of the show has a narrator guiding the audience through a series of spooky stories set in a realm named “The Twilight Zone.” Jordan Peele just recreated the series, but he stuck with the same basic idea. Jac Schaeffer, the program’s creator, discussed WandaVision’s impact on the series and its storytelling, highlighting the impact the show had on the development of Wanda’s magic and the resolution of the Hex’s mysteries.

Bewitched

Bewitched, originally shown on ABC in the 1980s, has been remade numerous times throughout the history of film and television, most recently as a box office smash starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. Starring in the show is Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch attempting to lead the life of a typical housewife. WandaVision, in which Scarlet Witch and Vision disguise themselves as normal suburbanites, finds an apt inspiration in these stories.

The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch was a popular show from the 1970s about a nuclear family that ended up blending and raising six kids together. The third episode of WandaVision, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plainly draws inspiration from The Brady Brunch, as the title card makes explicit reference to the show’s title show.

Good Times

A family living in a Chicago public housing complex experienced nothing but good fortune. The actress playing Monica Rambeau on WandaVision, Teyonah Parris, confirmed this was a running gag, and that the show’s effect can be seen even in later episodes. Good Times originated in the 1970s as a spin-off of Maude, which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family.

Full House

In Full House, Bob Saget played a widower father who enlists the support of his brother and closest friend, both of whom were also single parents. The episode in which WandaVision transitioned into the 1980s TV era was inspired by this show. Having grown so much, Billy and Tommy had altered the household dynamic. It’s worth noting that the Olsen sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, were featured prominently in the ABC show Full House, which served as inspiration for the show’s design.

Malcolm in the Middle

The popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle from the 2000s focused on the eponymous character, a bright kid from a working-class family who struggled to fit in. In the sixth episode of WandaVision, there were multiple references to Malcolm in the form of dialogue and the opening titles were a direct homage to his. Furthermore, exactly as Malcolm did in his show, Tommy did in WandaVision, breaking the fourth wall.

The Office

WandaVision’s seventh episode included numerous allusions to contemporary sitcoms like The Office, especially in its mockumentary-style format, which featured interviews and glances directly into the camera. While Vision and Darcy are operating the circus truck, Vision occasionally turns his head to stare directly into the lens. When Agnes recognizes the camera, she once again reveals herself to be Agatha Harkness. It’s only fitting that a reference be made to The Office, which has had such an enormous impact on contemporary television.

Modern Family

When it comes to television, Modern Family is up there with the all-time greats. The show centers on the Pritchett family patriarch, Jay, and how his three children and their families interact. In the sixth episode of WandaVision, Wanda addresses the camera directly in a mockumentary style reminiscent of Modern Family. Wanda’s home is also quite similar to the Dunphys’ in terms of color scheme, design, and general vibe.

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Who is the Wonder Man of Marvel Comics?
We had been expecting you, Simon Williams.

The following contains spoilers for some of Wonder Man’s comic book history, but will give you an overview of his background.

Marvel Comics readers have been wondering when Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man, would enter the MCU ever since the introduction of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. With the confirmation that Destin Daniel Cretton, the man behind Shang-Chi, will be directing a Wonder Man series for Disney+, some of the answers to that question began to emerge. And in even more thrilling developments, it appears that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play Simon Williams in the film. If you seen Watchmen on HBO, in which Abdul-Mateen II portrayed Doctor Manhattan, you’ll find this casting even more intriguing. As the villain Black Manta in the Aquaman film series, he is no stranger to the superhero genre. But that’s not why we’re here; we want to speak about Simon Williams and his role in the future of the MCU, and in particular the fates of two of the most beloved star-crossed couples in the MCU canon.

Who is this mysterious Wonder Man, anyway?

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Wonder Man made his debut to readers on the cover of Avengers #9 in 1964. There was a banner that read, “Marvel Comics proudly introduces… Wonder Man, the newest, most dynamic surprise character from the world-famous House of Ideas,” and the cover art featured the looming heads of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man looking down on their new superpowered foe. Even more so considering Wonder Man wouldn’t make it to the issue’s conclusion, it was a bold claim. Simon Williams was a normal man before he was kidnapped and subjected to “the most potent ionic rays” by Baron Zemo at his hideout in the Amazon Jungle, transforming him into a superhero with superhuman strength and invulnerability. What could possibly motivate such crazy research? The goal was to get Simon (now known as Wonder Man) into the Avengers organization and give him superpowers. In the end, Wonder Man decides to help the Avengers defeat Zemo, after initially agreeing with the plan. He pays the ultimate price for his brave decision. Zemo had poisoned him in secret and, after being deceived, had refused to give Simon the antidote. So long, Wonder Man.

The question is, how did Wonder Man make his way back? And if that was his last appearance, why is he getting a spinoff? In an event that would have lasting effects on Wonder Man and the Avengers, he was soon to play a pivotal role in the development of a legendary Marvel hero.

How Wonder Man are related with Scarlet Witch and Vision?


For four years and 51 issues, fans had to wait before seeing Simon Williams again in the pages of The Avengers. However, the style did not adhere to the norm for comic books. Unfortunately, he was not shown to be still alive or brought back from the dead. This guy wasn’t even a clone. Instead, he is shown to be instrumental in the creation of the synthezoid known as the Vision in the acclaimed story “Even an Android can Cry” by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, George Klein, and Sam Rosen. Something shocking is uncovered as the crew led by Iron Man investigates Vision’s origins and identity. Ultron, the villain, absconded with a valuable item, a “memory cassette” of Wonder Man’s brain. He put it to use in developing the Vision. Yes, in the comics the Vision is an android with a digital replica of Simon Williams’ brain, as opposed to the MCU, where he is formed via the combined efforts of Thor, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner. The odd narrative may have ended there, but Wonder Man had more in store.

By revealing in Avengers #102 that Simon Williams had not been killed but had instead been in a coma since Avengers #9, Marvel Comics planted the seed for his eventual resurrection in 1972. Unfortunately for Simon, it wasn’t the Avengers but Kang, as part of his villain team Legion of the Unliving, that resurrected him in Avengers #131. Wonder Man’s relationship with Vision only grew in importance once he through a few more rebirths and officially joined the Avengers in 1977.

After living together for a while, the duo finally accepted their unorthodox connection and began to view each other as quirky but supportive siblings. Unfortunately, that was short-lived when a corrupt business destroyed Vision’s memory, rendering him emotionless. Simon’s understanding refusal to enable his loving wife Wanda to restore him via brain imprint donation to Vision was understandable. Because he had grown to love Wanda, even if she didn’t realize it for years. The affair was intense, but it ended when Wanda realized she still loved her one true love, Vision, too much to let him go.


What are Wonder Man’s powers?


What a fascinating query! The correct answer has evolved with the times, just like our favorite comic book heroes. We already know that his innate abilities granted him superhuman strength and indestructibility. His initial ionic experiments with Zemo gave him the foundation for his subsequent enhanced talents. Wonder Man appeared to be made entirely of pure energy after reviving from one of his numerous deaths, but the truth is more complicated.

Wonder Man has falsely claimed to be made of Ionic Energy on multiple occasions, however a more accurate description would be that it is embedded throughout his own flesh and bones. As a result of his extraordinary physiology, he can heal himself from wounds, fashion solid objects out of energy, and control magnetic fields. His peculiar abilities can be traced back to his past. Aside from that, Wonder Man possesses a host of classic superhero abilities, including flight, invulnerability, bulletproof skin, the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, extreme agility, and super reflexes. He also possesses latent powers, such as teleportation and shapeshifting, though he rarely employs them.

Isn’t it true that Wonder Man used to act?


Yep. Simon’s aspirations to become an actor are almost as well-known as his association with Vision. Wonder Man, who in the 1970s was a resident of the Avengers Mansion, left to strike out on his own. Simon left the Avengers #211 after Captain America attempted to downsize the squad to focus on his personal life in Avengers #211. He is now working with good old Hercules in his acting profession. He then tried his hand at acting before transitioning into the world of stunts in Hollywood, where he proved to be nearly unstoppable. Both West Coast Avengers Vol. 1 and his solo series Wonder Man detail that time period in his life. It’s easy to imagine that this will serve as a springboard for his Disney+ series.


What role Wonder Man will play in Marvel?


Simon Williams seems like a logical progression for the MCU after the events of WandaVision and the introduction of the memory-erased White Vision. The question that remains, though, is how the MCU will redefine the antihero in his pilot episode and throughout the franchise. The several possibilities we’ve discussed here show that this is so. Following a much-loved Marvel Cinematic Universe convention, this author speculates that Simon Williams was either an employee or rival of Tony Stark. The latter seems more realistic, given that his past in the ’80s comics was expanded to involve him competing with Stark Industries for cash.

It’s possible that the MCU will introduce the idea that Jarvis and eventually Vision were created using Williams’ coding skills or a physical brain imprint, giving him the crucial connection that the characters need. This would be a great opportunity for the MCU to further cement the brotherly bond between the two characters and bring him full circle back to Tony Stark. The Wonder Man TV show might also take place in the past to introduce audiences to the character and his background before he becomes part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That may be a fun way to introduce audiences to Wonder Man before he officially enters the current MCU, while also incorporating some of the hilarious hijinks from his time in Hollywood. It’s also plausible that this path may leave Williams in a coma, where the MCU’s latest villain can revive him.


It seems likely that Kang will play a role in Simon’s primary introduction to the MCU, given the comics and the time of the Wonder Man series. Including the Legion of the Unliving in the MCU may be a fascinating development. It’s also possible that White Vision is discovered by scientist Kang, who then links the new synthezoid to Simon. However, we believe that Simon will become well-established in the series before being presented to the main MCU, where he will become connected with White Vision and the Avengers after becoming entangled with a revived Scarlet Witch. During the Kang Dynasty comic that inspired the new film’s title, Wanda and Wonder Man actually break up in the comics.

We won’t know until Disney+ launches the much-anticipated MCU series, though.

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