“Doctor Strange” will become the latest Marvel Comics character to be adapted to the big

“Doctor Strange” will become the latest Marvel Comics character to be adapted to the big screen when the movie of the same name is released Friday. Benedict Cumberbatch has the title role. Here are five facts about the film, courtesy of imdb.com:

v Schedule change: Cumberbatch initially had to decline the role of Doctor Strange, due to scheduling conflicts. When the release date was pushed back from July to November, he was able to commit to shooting.

v Monastery experience: Before becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Strange received training at an Eastern monastery. Cumberbatch spent his gap year volunteering as an English teacher at a Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling, India.

v Life imitates art: While filming, Cumberbatch walked into a comic-book store (in costume) and bought an actual Doctor Strange comic.

v Inspiration: Doctor Strange creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko based the character’s appearance on Hollywood actor Vincent Price; the character even bears the middle name of Vincent.

v Fantastic: Cinematographer Ben Davis cites the Disney experimental film “Fantasia” (1940) as a visual influence on the film.

“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC): Negan has already swung his bloody bat. Tonight, members of our group are introduced to a new, well-established community that seems too good to be true.

“The Strain” (10 p.m., FX): Well, it’s about time. In the Season 3 finale of “The Strain,” the Master reveals himself and initiates the battle’s end game. It’s all a prelude to the show’s final season next year.

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Vendors are needed for holiday market


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present a Christmas Marketplace on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown. It is seeking vendors, including crafters, cookie bakers and candy makers for this show, which will be a combination of handmade artisan crafts and traditional cookie walk.

Table spaces can be reserved for $25. For applications, go to mahoninghistory.org or call the MVHS at 330-743-2589.

Annual Bin Sale spaces available


Boardman High School National Honor Society’s annual Bin Sale will take place Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Spaces that are 5-foot by 5-foot can be rented for $5 to sell antiques, electronics, clothes and other items. Contact Marybeth.Shobel@boardmanschools.org.

Art show at gallery


Fabric art and photographs by Cheryl Deibel of Canfield and Kathryn Infante of Youngstown are on display at the Nissen Gallery in Trumbull Memorial Hospital through Nov. 15. The show consists of 54 fabric art hangings and nature photographs. All are for sale.

Deibel begins with plain white fabric and adds colors and patterns before developing the textile composition. Infante incorporates found natural objects, beads, wires and fibers into her fabric wall hangings.