Doctor Strange #386

Event\Storyline: Damnation Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Niko Henrichon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 35
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

•  Doctor Strange bet on his ability to restore Las Vegas and got his prize - with some satanic strings attached!
•  Now he's going double or nothing to set things right.
•  How did he get back to full power? And will it be enough when he's gambling for his life?
Rated T+

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2018

    I love both the dialogue and the narrative in this story. Both work really well to tell a story that affirms who Strange is. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 1, 2018

    I am usually not big into tie-in issues, but since the mini-series is Doctor Strange: Damnation and this is a Doctor Strange solo series you kind of cannot get around it. Plus it helps tremendously that Donny Cates writes both series. All in all Doctor Strange #386 helps flesh out the events of Damnation #1 a little more. And honestly, this is just a really fun story and interesting situation to put Stephen Strange in.Niko Henrichon's art is perfect for this story arc and you will find yourself staring at the pages to see all the little details he puts in. This is honestly a great jumping-on point for the series even if you have not read Damnation or any other previous Doctor Strange. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Mar 5, 2018

    Cates never fails to deliver the gold standard in tongue in cheek humor while keeping the seriousness of the plot ticking, which is no small feat. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 1, 2018

    This issue picks up exactly where Damnation left off, with Strange playing a high-stakes game Blackjack with his very soul in the balance. The result is an entertaining story that boats real stake for our hero even as writer Donny Cates and artist Nico Henrichon have fun with the idea of a demonic casino. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 1, 2018

    If you thought that what happened to Strange in the arc before was bad? This Damnation tie-in challenged the very thought that he has dealt with the worst. Doctor Strange #386 took that little bit of hope that you may have had for the guy finally picking up the pieces of his life, and shattered them quite literally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 28, 2018

    A solid chapter that supports the Damnation storyline in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Feb 28, 2018

    This issue was a solid issue, if I had to pick a complaint is that the pacing is pretty slow and seems off a couple times. Its not a very action packed issue but mostly a lot of talking and explaining, some of which may not have necessarily needed to be explained but is anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 28, 2018

    Donny Cates continues to do a great job of redefining Stephen Strange's personality. Other writers have pegged arrogance as Strange's tragic flaw, but Cates goes deeper, showing Strange's pride, temper, and wariness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Mar 5, 2018

    "Doctor Strange" 386 focuses on contained settings and sharp character interaction to move the story forward while offering beautiful art, even if somewhat trapped by large panel counts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 1, 2018

    Doctor Strange #386 was not the right way to follow up Damnation #1. Strange still looks oblivious and/or apathetic to what Las Vegas is suffering because of his hubris. There are laughs to be had, but they feel unearned. Henrichon makes the book visually stunning, but the narrative doesn't earn that either. I can't recommend this one, and that's sad. Read Full Review

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