Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wenstrup House

Wenstrup House
Originally uploaded by Snurri.
"Few citizens realize nowadays that the large house at the corner of Boulder and Scott was once the Sanctum Sanctorum of longtime Sorceror Supreme, Walter Wenstrup, the inspiration for the Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange. It seems that artist Steve Ditko had read of Wenstrup's work in Prestidigitation Quarterly and began a correspondence with him . . . . Many of the comic adventures were loosely based on experiences Wenstrup related to Ditko. Their correspondence was truncated by the Banishing, in 1966, and it was about this time that Ditko quit the book. . . . Wenstrup lived for another twelve years, despite periodic assaults on his Sanctorum by various disgruntled sorcerors. He disappeared on May 17, 1978 (also known as the Day of Two Nights; see pages 414-433) while repelling an amphibious assault of unknown nature. After he was declared legally dead the occult authorities combed the premises of his home for some artifact or scrap of knowledge which might restore the city to the contours of the sundered earth. . . . Today the former place of power is home to a waste management consultant and her family. Wenstrup's belongings are housed in the city archives." (p.84)


Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

uh uh omigod! that's *the* sanctum santorum!

commence geeking

7:56 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

(Or, I'm just making stuff up.:-))

8:02 PM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

You better not be, you bastard!


10:13 PM  

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