Doctor Strange #385

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 42
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  Get ready for a super-powered wizard's duel in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Loki, Lord of Liars, versus Stephen Strange, the former Sorcerer Supreme! And this time, way more is on the line than the title.
•  Will Loki gain the spell so dangerous, Stephen even hid it from himself?
•  And how will Strange pay for the magic he'll need to defeat a god?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Feb 20, 2018

    Magic, Muscle and Mischief join forces in a truly spectacular battle royale to get the dark genie back in the bottle. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 14, 2018

    This was a great conclusion to the Loki Sorcerer Supreme storyline and the crisp dialogue and great visuals tell a story of consequence and cost that I want to see continue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 18, 2018

    Doctor Strange under Cates, Walta, and Bellaire is becoming one of Marvels strongest books once again. With a great narrative full of arrogant yet well-meaning protagonists, it has been providing a consistently absorbing, fun, and visually creative experience for these past few issues. Hopefully that will continue through Damnation. In any case, this issue comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 16, 2018

    A lot has been said recently regarding the status quo of Marvel and how so many of their books lack quality. There is some validity in that claim but there is also reason to be hopeful for the future and this series is one of the biggest reasons. Both Donny Cates and Gabriel Hernandez Walta are bringing fresh ideas to the world of comics so when you put two creators like that together magic can happen. Fittingly with this book that is exactly what has occurred. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 15, 2018

    Even as enjoyable as the Jason Aaron/Chris Bachalo run was, I'm not sure I expected Doctor Strange to emerge as one of the biggest success stories of Marvel Legacy. Yet here we are, with issue #385 providing a satisfying cap to a thoroughly enjoyable debut for the new team. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 14, 2018

    Winning has never felt so empty, has it? How do you move forward knowing that you were no better than Loki of all people? The action was satisfying, on top of the treat of never knowing what was going to actually happen till it did. The next issue should surely shake things up as Stephen starts to pick up the pieces of what he is left with. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Feb 14, 2018

    Overall this was an overall solid issue with lots of great action and some really well written reveals. This issue also is extremely fast paced and reads fast but doesn't fail to deliver on any of its big moments because of this though. The art is still on par with previous issues and the film fantasy pallets used by colorist Jordie Belaire fits the tone of the book perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 16, 2018

    Doctor Strange has a good bit of momentum heading into Damnation, and it will be interesting to see how Loki's foreshadowing plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Feb 16, 2018

    A fun conclusion to the 'Loki: Sorcerer Supreme' arc, and a good set up for the series as it goes forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 14, 2018

    The colors are a bit muddy in a way that mutes some of the visual energy, but Doctor Strange is still among Marvel's best-looking comics. Read Full Review

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