With laser-like focus, I zeroed in on the one thing from Steven Grant's column that made me scream in anquish -- "there's little indication many existing comics readers give a rat's ass about Dr. Strange, something sales on DR. STRANGE projects have borne out practically forever."
Having only *just* returned to comics after a decade or more hiatus, I immediately looked for the figures that I loved best-of-all. For Marvel, this was the Hulk and Dr. Strange. I'll have the chance to see how the Hulk stands the test of time, but where is the good doctor? Then I read this column and was floored. Does everyone hate Dr. Strange? I can't imagine anything I would like to see more in comics than for Marvel to do a proper run on Dr. Strange. I just picked up Ms. Marvel because of his appearance; though I must say there's something lacking so far in his portrayal.
Is it that the creative teams haven't been able to achieve the quintessential Dr. Strange? Or that nobody can agree what that is? Or does everyone simply hate Dr. Strange? Is it the dated costume? I'm terribly curious about this.