Doctor Strange #384

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 40
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

•  Doctor Strange has acquired the biggest weapon he could imagine to finally take back his Sorcerer Supreme title from Loki. But will it be enough?
•  The life of someone Stephen cares about lies in the balance, and where Loki goes, innocent life doesn't always stay safe...
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jan 17, 2018

    If you hadn't guessed already from the cover, Doctor Strange merges with The Void, whom he had locked in his Sanctum Sanctorum, in hopes of defeating Loki. I cannot wait to see where Coates takes us in the following months to come, exit light and enter The Void. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jan 22, 2018

    The finale of this arc is going to have to pull out all the stops here and I don't think it will disappoint. I do wonder if the balance of humor may suffer when the final confrontation is played out. I hope not as its been a roller-coaster so far and perfectly balanced. Like a carefully crafted spell, it has all the right ingredients to keep us in its thrall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jan 18, 2018

    For the art and for Cates' already strong authorial voice becoming even more distinctive, it's hard not to be excited for the rest of Cates' run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 17, 2018

    Continuing to enjoy this story arc for Strange and Loki and finding the extremes the two of them are going to highly entertaining but I really want to know what the final cost will be for Stephen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 22, 2018

    Doctor Strange #384 is a fun start to the battle of Strange vs. Loki. It takes some wild twists and turns, and the next issue looks to only be better based on the finale to this one. I highly recommend this one. Cates, Walta, and Bellaire are a powerful team. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 17, 2018

    Magic has truly taken on a deeper meaning through this volume of Doctor Strange. This story arc? That takes the price of magic and paying your tab to a whole new level. The events of Doctor Strange #384 probably proved why the Vishanti made the decision they did at the end of that tournament. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 18, 2018

    What price will Strange pay for tapping into this level of power? That fuels an issue balanced out by equal parts magical spectacle, humorous banter and a dramatic look at a man always paving his road to hell with good intentions. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 18, 2018

    Doctor Strange is a must-read title for Marvel Comics, with exceptional writing and beautifulartwork. Even if you are not a fan of the SorcererSupreme you will enjoy it. Donny Cates is quickly becoming one of the best writers in comics. With fantastic creator-ownedbooks like God Country and Baby Teeth coupled with his fantastic start of a new story arc in Thanos, Cates is showing his skills as an exceptional writer. You also cannot go wrong with an artist likeGabriel Hernandez Walta, whose character details and panel layouts that can tell a story without words, combined with Jordie Bellaire's beautiful colors. You really are missing out if you're not reading Doctor Strange. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 20, 2018

    Doctor Strangecontinues to be one of Marvel's strongest and most intriguing ongoing titles. I genuinely can't wait to see how Loki and Zelma deal with the horror that Stephen unleashed at the end of this issue, as well as discovering the price Stephen will have to pay following his heavy use of magic! If you haven't discovered this title yet, I would highly recommend picking it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 19, 2018

    It's an amazing time for Doctor Strange fandom. Donny Cates' bag of tricks and ideas is clearly very deep. Walta and Bellaire build even more on the major artistic accomplishment that was Vision. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 26, 2018

    Stephen Strange brings this fight home when his anger against Loki reaches its peak. Loki acts like Strange is nothing more than a nuisance. And the level of destruction these two cause as they play out their power trip is incomprehensible. A great issue that takes us to another dimension of magic as only Mighty Marvel can tell the tale. Just when Loki thinks he's gained the upper hand" to be continued. ***1/2 (8.8 rating) Read Full Review

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