Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Sorcerer Supreme may not be enough. Doctor Strange must unite past, present and future Sorcerers Supremes to stem the coming darkness - Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan, and more! But Strange should watch his back, not all of these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind...
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  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Oct 26, 2016

    With the big-screen premiere of Doctor Strange just days away, the Marvel Marketing Machine is in full throttle, and the fact that Thompson, Rodriguez, Lpez, Bellaire, and Caramagna are adding to the shadowy, mystical corners of the Marvel Universe in Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 just amplifies the anticipation. Granted, very little is going to be found in common between this comic and the movie (save for Stephen Strange) but this is a wonderful companion piece for curious readers looking to learn more about magic and magic wielders in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Oct 27, 2016

    I wasn't sure when I picked this up if I'd stick to it for the long run. After reading it I will be, I very much enjoyed it. As for downsides, the battle at the end feels a little unsatisfactory where it's left, it would have been nice to have more of this though the issue did have to accommodate a fair bit of set up as well which took up panel space. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 27, 2016

    The team consists of people such as the Ancient One (much younger, though,) Wiccan, Sir Isaac Newton, and female sorcerers Nina and Kushala. This squad is an entertaining spin-off that feels at home in the current Marvel NOW! lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 31, 2016

    Sort of a lot to throw at the reader for a first issue, but you won't come away feeling ripped off. Fans currently reading Doctor Strange will probably appreciate this the most, though I wouldn't call it a requirement. Some really solid art and good use of whatever nightmarish visions plague Javier Rodriguez's waking hours made this a real worthwhile read--but if you don't liken to horror or magic-based heroes, then you might want to steer clear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 26, 2016

    With its briskly-paced script and beautifully-weird visuals Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 stands as a magically entertaining debut for Marvel’s newest line of magical defense. Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, and Jordie Bellaire all lean into the weirdness of this facet of the Marvel universe to deliver a trippy introduction to a new team while keeping Doctor Strange’s recent change in power set intact. He may not enjoy the same arsenal that he once did nor does he command the same respect in the world of magic as his title demands, but Strange is still in good hands and good company in Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 3, 2016

    Far from being a series that exists to grab some extra $$ for Marvel in the wake of the Doctor Strange movie, this is a solid series featuring lots of Marvel's mystical practitioners from across the ages. I'm looking forward to next issue and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Oct 26, 2016

    This is shaping up to be a good mini-series. Thompson gets things moving right off the bat with a healthy bit of action, and throws a magically weakened Dr Strange into arm's length of danger, forcing him to fight with his axe as much as the small amount of magic that he has left. Thompson could have easily opened this tale with a talking heads issue and I was glad to see him not make that creative choice. Thompson does not have a lot of writing under his belt at Marvel. But this limited series looks to be in good hands. And with the added splash of Bellaire's colors, this oughtta be a good ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Oct 31, 2016

    I enjoyed both of the Doctor Strange offerings this week with this title slightly ahead if you are a long time fan of the Sorcerer Supreme. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 29, 2016

    I was pleasantly surprised by everything in this title, from the clear, exciting art to the concepts of the new characters, and this issue's shocking loss actually affected me in ways that many comic book death scenes don't. In short, Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme #1 hits a lot of right notes, even for someone who hasn't been reading Strange's previous series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Muggz Oct 30, 2016

    Decent start. I like the art. But biting south park? Member Berries? Lol even down to merlin telling strange that they feed off MEMORIES! I guess when u got like 4 dr strange titles out to capitalize off the movie u gotta take ideas from south park? meanwhile the only wolverine title we get is old man logan...the teenage girl wolverine isnt even close to the mature, violent, pure wolverine titles we used to get...all because fox owns the rights...u greedy cock suckers

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  • 8.5
    TheMatteo0 Oct 27, 2016

    A typically insane and magically whimsical start, this Doctor Strange series promises to be interesting, and will likely capture much of the interest of the filmgoers. The artwork is immersive and well-rendered; in particular the stunning visuals of the double-page spread in the backroads of time; and whilst the story is still young there is at least sufficient interest to keep reading this arc. If there was one negative, it may be that some of the other characters; with the exception of Merlin and Strange have insufficient depth thus far: although I've no doubt that will be addressed in future issues. Overall, a fun and enjoyable beginning for this new run.

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  • 8.5
    supercoolyeah Oct 27, 2016

    A solid first issue. Merlin collects a grip of sorcerer supremos to right the wrong that has been don in the past. In the group is some of the strongest sorcerers ever. It's pretty awesome to see a younger mystery guy and an older version of another Avenger. And having some new blood in the mix i also pretty satisfying. With that mix of team mates pasts can brew stories develop and the excitement can increase. Art wise Rodriguez, Lopez, and Bellaire go the old school route, which isn't bad especially on some beautiful two page spreads just not what I expected. But overall a great story and great artwork leads to a happy reader.

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Oct 31, 2016

    There is some great art that really captures the mystical world. A psychedelic quality. That part I loved. The story is an interesting one that I have seen before but a good one. Ancient evil locked away to be worried about later. The collection of characters are not flushed out a whole lot and differ just yet, but I can see where it could get there. This is a promising title worth another look.

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez Nov 27, 2016

    The story idea has been done before - some better, most worse - this premiere falls in the middle. Altering the timeline and the Butterfly effect has been a sore spot more often than not so it will be interesting to see how things play out this "time".

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 13, 2016

    Dr. Strange is dumped in with a bunch of characters that I don't care about in a dimension that I don't care about. This just feels like Marvel putting another Dr. Strange comic out to capitalize on the movie.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 26, 2016

  • 8.5
    FT Metler Oct 29, 2016

  • 8.0
    Herptydoo Oct 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    kfc902 Oct 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Oct 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    CraigR Nov 1, 2016

  • 8.0
    StanielK Nov 2, 2016

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 31, 2016

  • 5.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 17, 2016

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