The Rescue of Doctor Strange was a rescue mission undertaken by Iron Man and Spider-Man in an attempt to save Doctor Strange and stop him from surrendering the Time Stone to Ebony Maw.

Background

Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian, members of the Black Order and Children of Thanos, had arrived outside the New York Sanctum in a Q-Ship, sent to retrieve the Time Stone from Doctor Strange.

A lengthy battle ensued, with the Children of Thanos against Strange, Iron Man, Wong, Bruce Banner, and Spider-Man. Cull Obsidian was teleported by Wong to the Arctic, losing a hand in the process, Ebony Maw managed to overpower and immobilise Strange.

However, upon learning that the Time Stone was protected by a magical seal that could only be removed by Strange himself, Maw chose to take him alive to the Q-Ship for interrogation.

With his captive in tow, Maw set the Q-Ship on an automated course for Titan to rendezvous with Thanos. While Wong and Banner remained on Earth, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Cloak of Levitation managed to stow away aboard the Q-Ship, aiming to rescue Strange.