Originally Posted by pr0xyt0xin
No need to get sassy. Do you not agree that even what you just said seems a bit off? If Doc is around (in the Marvel Universe) and willing to fight evil, why did they never give him a ring? I know I'd feel a lot safer if he had my back.
Doc Strange never became an official Avenger until the Bendis era mainly because he was linked to a different team: i.e., The Defenders. Hulk, Dr. Strange, Namor and Silver Surfer teamed up there, a "non-team" of loners who basically hated each other, and that's what kept them from joining the "all-stars" in Avengers or X-Men.