11. Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange, though born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, did move to New York for college where he pursued his pre-med degree and did his residency at New York Hospital. At eight years old, attacked by demons, Strange was rescued by the Ancient One, an ancient sorcerer who protects the Earth’s dimension as the Sorcerer Supreme, the role Doctor Strange would eventually inherit. Doctor Strange lives in a fictional mansion known as the Sanctum Sanctorum in Greenwich Village at 177A Bleecker Street.

The character was created by Steve Ditko in 1963 with a first appearance in Strange Tales #110. Beyond the comics, Doctor Strange has made appearances in animated television shows, video games, and has also been referenced in novels. At the end of this year, a feature film about the superhero starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be coming out. It is set for release on November 4, 2016.

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