Strange #1

Strange #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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No longer Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe, Stephen Strange must discover a new path to fulfillment and enlightenment. Unfortunately, that path leads through a bizarre, terrifying gauntlet of magical menaces--and if the former Master of the Mystic Arts is going to survive the journey, he'll need some assistance--in the form of a brand-new student! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 16, 2009

    It's a bit of a shaky start - but the potential is there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Nov 10, 2009

    While the setting of a baseball game is very odd for a Doctor Strange comic, and the continuity implant of Stephen being a baseball player in college is quite weird, this is a charmingly humble new take on the former Master of the Mystic Arts. It's clear that Stephen rolled with the punches that hit him, and it's entertaining to read the story of the unassuming man that Stephen Strange has become. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 11, 2009

    There is fun to be had in this first issue of Strange, but not a terribly significant amount of substance. Hopefully Waid has a bit more character development in store for the next three issues. As it stands, I think Rick Remender said more about Strange as a character in the opening pages of Doctor Voodoo than this issue offers in its entirety. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Nov 12, 2009

    That being said, it didn’t exactly offend me with its terrible quality either. I didn’t throw the book in the trash with disgust after trudging my way through it. I just wasn’t that impressed. It’s terribly clichéd and totally predictable, but still a decent read if that makes any sense. If you’re just looking for a book that doesn’t have all the dark n’ dreary stuff usually associated with Marvel (and magic) comics, then maybe Strange will be a good fit for you. Personally, I think the character deserves better, especially considering what he’s been through recently. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 11, 2009

    I know Marvel has been holding back on getting a Doctor (or not so Doctor) Strange story out. They've been seeking the right combination of creator, story, and timing. I'd like to see some of the other pitches, as I find it hard to believe that this is the best combination of those factors. Waid and Rios have the talent and the ability to deliver a great Strange story. This issue is not that great Stephen Strange story. Maybe in the next few issues they'll swing for the fences. The former doctor could use some home run magic. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Nov 12, 2009

    I'm disappointed not only for this series, but also because I know that the failure of this series will delay a true return by Dr. Strange to the mainstream of the Marvel Universe for a couple of years. (I'll still buy issue #2, though, because Stephen Strange is such a great character) Read Full Review

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