Doctor Strange #389

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Niko Henrichon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 25
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

•  Stephen Strange's first act back as Sorcerer Supreme backfired catastrophically! Maybe the Vishanti were right about him...
•  Will the world trust him to clean up his mess?
•  There's a new magical landscape after DAMNATION, and a long journey back to the Sanctum Sanctorum!
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Zarik Khan Apr 25, 2018

    This is arguably Marvel's best ongoing series at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Apr 30, 2018

    Nothing like a friendly meal with the ex to sort out your priorities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2018

    Great conclusion that gives Strange motivation to make some personal changes Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock May 9, 2018

    The art as always is really good and works perfectly with Cates style of writing with this story. And while this story mostly serves to resolve story points from Damnation it's still a really good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 28, 2018

    Doctor Strange #389 is a fun enough read. It has some laughs, the scenario is interesting, and the art is great. I can recommend this one easily enough. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 25, 2018

    Readers are forcefully told to go out and read other comics while attempting to enjoy what is in front of them, and diminishes every positive quality about this one issue as a result. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Apr 26, 2018

    A very good issue to read after Damnation 4. I like the fact they let us in the dark & with a doubt about with who Stephen take a break.
    The story was a little less enjoyable, but only because I knowed things wasn't dealing the way they tell that will.
    I love bat & Dormamuu talking.
    I will miss cates who do a awesome job taking the mantle of strange & levitating all his way.

    Cover - Nice, funny & a little related to the story 1.5/2
    Writing - A make the impression writing strange is so easy. Great job man ! 3/3
    Arts - Love Henrichon arts ... 3/3
    Feeling - One to go & then he will see if Waid do fine or not. I still believe Marvel make a mistake their ! 2/2

  • 9.5
    Steve C Apr 29, 2018

    I love Donny Cates' writing. Too bad he didn't write the whole 'Damnation' story.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Apr 26, 2018

    Great wrap up to Da-TAR-nation with plentiful exploration of what Stephen has gotten himself into. Obviously you need to read the mini-event to get all of the goods but i can see it being a SMALL problem as a stand alone.
    It works really well because both the Chaos and the quiet moments are well illustrated by Niko Henrichon.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 30, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Let’s see if I can summarize what’s been going on in Doctor Stranger up to this point and into this issue for those who want to hop on board, especially with Fresh Start on the horizon. There was a tournament of wizards and the winner would become Sorcerer Supreme. Even though Strange won, the Vishanti gave the title to Loki and this drove Strange into a depression where he became a veterinarian and befriended a talking basset hound named Bats.

    Strange gets so pissed at Loki that he awakens the Sentry, goes to Asgard, steals wood from this Asg more

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  • 8.5
    RustonLF Apr 27, 2018

    Loose ends are tied up and we get the trail to the story ahead. The issue does a good job of summing up what was presented in the pages of the fourth Damnation issue. It is a little bit of a shame because it creates a better ending to the story then where we left off. This moment of Strange still trying to make sure Clea is safe felt like it should have been part of that ending. I said before I think the series would have been helped by being confined to the pages of Doctor Strange with brief crossovers in Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider. Reading this conclusion only makes me feel stronger in that observation. I love the art for this title. It is very fitting and looks beautiful. Unless you have been reading Damnation this issue will not give more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Apr 30, 2018

    A serviceable wrap up issue. The art remains a high point and the story line wraps up nicely.

  • 10
    TheImageIsStrong May 3, 2018

    Absolutely flawless imo with the story telling by the great Cates and like the gritty art by Niko goes great with Donny's story telling. Why Donny has been my favorite writer the past 3 or so years w/Ghost Fleet, Atomahawk, God Country, and Redneck, and his Thanos run that just ended as well. Just a really good writer and glad he is getting his due recognition, and also look forward to his upcoming Ghost Rider and Venom runs.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2018

    Dr. Strange leapfrogs his personal story right past the end of Damnation. Magnificent monster-fighting art, solid humor with Bats, and some quality character work make this a thoroughly impressive comic. I'm not sure I agree with the title page's suggestion that this takes place "concurrently" with Damnation #4, though; you really need to read that issue before this one.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Dec 9, 2018

    So you can just lie to Dormammu, why not? There's a hint at Doctor Strange having romantic feelings toward Zelma, which is awkward and hopefully not intentional.

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 25, 2018

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    Jon Comics Apr 29, 2018

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Apr 27, 2018

  • 9.0
    Herushalaim May 1, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 30, 2018

  • 10
    Aren Jul 1, 2019

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
    Afre Sep 30, 2018

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 20, 2018

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 7, 2020

  • 8.5
    Omer May 17, 2018

  • 8.5
    TA13OO Jul 29, 2018

  • 8.5
    DoctorLaze Dec 23, 2018

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock May 15, 2018

  • 7.5
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    jmprados May 28, 2018

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