Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1

Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jefte Palo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Launching from the pages of New Avengers, Jericho Drumm assumes the role of Marvel’s new Sorcerer Supreme as DOCTOR VOODOO! Having foreseen an unimaginable evil that will soon envelop the Marvel Universe, the Eye of Agamotto has passed the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme on to the one man who has the unique gifts to stave off the coming darkness -- but is Doctor Voodoo ready for the momentous duty as avenger of the supernatural? As Jericho begins to grapple with his colossal new position, malevolent beings of vast power see his arrival as an opportunity to strike. Rising stars Rick Remender (PUNISHER) and Jefte Palo crack open a new chapter in the Book of Vishanti to tell the ongoing adventures of the new Sorcerer Supreme in the Mighty Marvel fashion! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Oct 7, 2009

    Doctor Voodoo #1 works as an inaugural issue for all these reasons, but it's important not to forget that Remender sets the rest of the series up exceedingly well here. There are a number of questions that still remain unanswered about this new character. Why would the Eye of Agamotto chose him when there are more qualified applicants poking around the Marvel U? How long can he really sustain this level of involvement in the mystic arts as well as his personal life? And what effect does the twist in the closing pages have on the answers to these questions? As long as this high level of quality remains in this series, I'll be around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Oct 9, 2009

    I thought Rick Remender did a fine job of setting up the world of Doctor Voodoo, even if it was a bit jam-packed. I appreciate the fact that Palos art wasnt traditional superhero artwork and I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed the various aspects of voodoo tradition that were shown in this issue. The Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth are still making their presence felt, but now theyre alongside the Barrier Crows of Legba and Petro Loa. Its a nice melding of two supernatural worlds and Im looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 11, 2009

    There are lots of challenges to writing and drawing the Sorcerer Supreme well. Marvel has hit on the right concept and launched a great new series. I expect a few growing pains, but this first issue caught the tone needed to make the Sorcerer Supreme work. Go out and get it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy/Charles Webb Oct 6, 2009

    With the exception of the terrible costume this is a very enjoyable first issue, and I'm excited for where Remender will go next with the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 9, 2009

    Overall, Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural gets off to a solid start artistically and storytelling wise. Making Brother Voodoo into Doctor Voodoo, Sorcerer Supreme is a good move both artistically and from a storytelling point of view. Doctor Strange hasnt really been able to carry a title by himself in recent years, mainly because hes grown into a bit of a dull character. While Voodoo isnt nearly as well known, he has a lot of interesting attributes that will at least freshen up the magic and sorcery aspects of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 8, 2009

    Rick Remender is a name that I've heard a lot, in reference to his run on Fear Agent and over series, but I have only ever read his work as the new writer of the All-New Atom not so long ago. I have to say, though, he handles this character well, giving Jericho an interesting voice, allowing him to stand toe-to-toe with Doctors Doom and Strange and not immediately get taken down. His use of different magics gives Voodoo a new take on the post, as well as a built-in weakness down the line, and I enjoy the fact that he was able to stand against Doom, but NOT to easily defeat him. A new Sorcerer Supreme shouldn't immediately be the new baddest badass ever just to give the character an immediate rub to start his book. Overall, the art adds to the creepiness of the affair as well, with Jefte Palo creating a dark and sinister tone throughout, reminding me in places of Mike Mignola's early work. Although I liked the fact that someone like Doom wasn't so easily taken out, I wasn't entirely sur Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 13, 2009

    I wanted to laud Doctor Voodoo. I ended up cheering for Dr. Doom, and I shouldn't be doing that because unlike most of the Marvel characters, Voodoo is still a hero. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Oct 5, 2009

    But the series feels too reigned-in after the first issue. As it stands now, it's just a dark, Loa-ridden version of "Doctor Strange," and I don't think that's enough to keep readers for much longer unless Remender really starts cutting loose. Which he's more than capable of doing. Read Full Review

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