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Doctor Strange #4 cover by Jesus Saiz

Doctor Strange #4 Review: A Good Story Needlessly Complicated

Doctor Strange and Kanna are on the run with a Nidavelliran Dwarf named Eoffren. A photon-based species, called the Majesdane, kidnapped Eoffren to force him to create a superweapon for them. Strange and Kanna sprung Eoffren, and the Majesdane are now trying to kill them. Doctor Strange #4 has a straightforward plot, as you could […]

Doctor Strange #3 cover by Jesus Saiz

Doctor Strange #3 Review: Surprisingly Deep Skrull Analysis

Doctor Strange and Kanna are scouring the stars in search of magical artifacts to grant Stephen is mystical powers once again. They are successful to a point, but Stephen Strange is far from being the Master of the Mystic Arts again. Against all odds, this search leads them to a world inhabited by Skrull refugees. […]

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Doctor Strange #2 Review: Brisk Pacing and Gorgeous Art

Doctor Strange is a slave on an alien world. He is made to serve the species and spends his night in a jail cell. He is still unable to tap into the magical energies he once held mastery over. A mysterious woman claiming to be an "arcaneologist" is dropped in the cell with Strange, and […]

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Doctor Strange #1 Review: Both Familiar and Fresh

We are shown a previous showdown between Doctor Strange and an other-dimensional elder god before jumping to the present, where Stephen Strange's connection to the magic of the world has begun to gradually fade. It is gone completely before long, and he must either face life without magic or find a means of remedying this […]


Doctor Strange #389 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #389 Review: The Terrible Trio

Doctor Strange explains to us that the portal he opened in Las Vegas attracted not only Mephisto, but also Dormammu, Nightmare, and Shuma-Gorath. They warred over who would enter our dimension, and Mephisto won, which left the other three in some sort of Necro-Realm. Dormammu has a proposal for Doctor Strange and the Avengers. Stephen […]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. […]

Doctor Strange #388 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #388 Review: I Have No Jaw, but I Must Bark

We relive Bats hopping into Doctor Strange's possessed body, and he shakes the Sorcerer Supreme of Mephisto's delusion. Bats tries to shake Stephen loose of the possession, but neither are sure how to do it. Worse yet, Strange keeps seeing a specter of Clea, and he keeps trying to chase her down. Despite the unnecessary […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #2 Review: More Good Stuff to Balance Out the Problems

Mephisto and his corrupted Avengers are holding Doctor Strange. This leaves it up to Wong and Bats to put together a team to save the Sorcerer Supreme. This team consists of Iron Fist, Blade, Elsa Bloodstone, Doctor Voodoo, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and the Man-Thing. With this motley crew, Wong lays out his plan, and […]

Doctor Strange #386 cover by Niko Henrichon

Doctor Strange #386 Review: Damnation Continues to Disappoint

We are shown the prelude to Doctor Strange's Las Vegas arrival in Damnation, and we view the immediate aftermath. In that aftermath, Strange plays cards against Mephisto for the fate of Las Vegas. I was no fan of Damnation #1. It's lack of tone coherence, Doctor Strange actively making the lives of Las Vegas worse by […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Review: Your Favorite Heroes Are Terrible People

With the Avengers helping mourn and honor the fallen in Las Vegas from Secret Empire, Doctor Strange arrives to offer a ray of hope. He has regained his expansive powers and resurrects the parts of Las Vegas that fell, its citizens included. Joyous celebration quickly turns to shock and horror when the Hotel Inferno, a […]


Doctor Strange #384 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #384 Review: Strange vs. Loki, Round One

Doctor Strange returns to the Sanctum Santorum to challenge Loki with the power of the Yggdrasil, the World Tree from Asgardia. Loki takes on the fight with glee, and it quickly turns into a mystic war between the dueling Sorcerer Supremes. This is the beginning of the knockdown drag-out we've been waiting for between Doctor […]

Doctor Strange #383 Review: Taking from the World Tree

We learn of the mysterious manner in which the Vishanti appointed Loki to be the new Sorcerer Supreme as Doctor Strange explains it to Sentry. Soon after, Strange's new plan is put into action. He goes to Asgard with the intent of accessing the World Tree, Yggdrasil, to regain his magical power. Donny Cates' tenure […]

Loki. Doctor Strange #381 cover by Mike del Mundo

Marvel Legacy Doctor Strange #381 Review: Loki Supreme

There's a new Sorcerer Supreme in town, and his name is Loki Laufeyson. Having won the mantle from Stephen Strange in a yet-to-be-revealed competition, he's taking to the task with of energy. Others, such as Scarlet Witch and Thor, are apprehensive of his intentions. For Zelma Stanton, it's just another boss. He is making a […]

Doctor Strange #26 Review: Strange Will Be Just Fine (Hopefully)

In an ancient catacomb beneath New York (which has simultaneously always and never been there), a trio of sorcerers seek out an artifact. However, they are chased by an unknown evil, and they never reach their destination. In the present day, Doctor Strange and Zelma Stanton pick up where they left off, but the evil […]

'Doctor Strange' #25 Review: A Solid One-Off Tale

It's business as usual for Doctor Strange once more. However, that's actually a pretty morbid and surreal day. As such, Greenwich Village is turning into a horde of murderous demons, and Strange's apprentice, Zelma Stanton, is not excluded from this. This exact scenario is actually really familiar for Doctor Strange, but he's not sure why […]

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Doctor Strange #24 Review: A Thrilling Sorcerer Showdown

So, we've finally reached the end of the Secret Empire tie-in to the Doctor Strange comic. Strange, Spider Woman, Kingpin, and Ben Urich have reached their climactic showdown with Baron Mordo. Spider Woman is in a ghost plane, Fisk has been possessed by a shadow demon, and Urich is in a divine white suit of armor. […]