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George R.R. Martin Wants To Write Doctor Strange - And Not Let Marvel Muck it Up

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All we can say from Cosmic Book News in regards to that one, George, is good luck — because you do realize Doctor Strange is cosmic?

All kidding aside (not really), Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin happens to be a big-time comic book fan.

The best-selling author recently chatted with MTV (via Blastr) and let it be known that if he could pen any comic book character it would be Doctor Strange — albeit with a few conditions.

The character I’d have the most fun writing would be Doctor Strange, the master of the mystic arts, he was always one of my favorites -- but before I did that I’d have my lawyers meet with Marvel’s lawyers and work out an iron-clad contract that would say that whatever I did in the story would continue on forever and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it -- I always hated reboots and retconns and the fact that a new writer comes in and ”˜un-does’ what the previous writer did and brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters. -- but I did love Doctor Strange and if I was to write a Marvel character him and his dimensions would be it.

George R.R. Martin continues with mention of how he would write a Doctor Strange comic book, and we here at Cosmic Book News couldn't agree more.

Keep him the heck away from The Avengers.

I'd separate him off from the rest of the Marvel universe and not make him part of a team. He doesn't really fit any of that stuff, he's a guy that shouldn't even be known to the rest of the heroes, living on the edge of the Marvel Universe protecting the world and our dimension and plane from dangers and forces out there that the other characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers don't even dream exist. He's our wall against Cthullu and the Old-Ones and the dread Dormammu. That's when Doctor Strange was at his best, Stan Lee and Ditko were [writing] him in just that manner.

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