and this isn’t a “first issue only” sort of deal. Stephen Strange is very obviously Asian for the at least his first 8 stories (all that I’ve read so far). And no, I am not assuming he is Asian because he has squinty eyes. I assume he is because he looks EXACTLY like any other Asian character from 60s’ MARVEL (from the age where racist caricatures appeared in almost every title).
To show my point here is another picture of the original Doctor Strange next to the Ancient One (who is still Asian).
Add a fu-manchu and subtract some hair and they would look exactly the same design wise. So I haven’t reached the point yet, but at some point Doctor Strange went from being Asian, to being Burt Reynolds.