Doctor Strange #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Kevin Nowlan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 36
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Doctor Strange has gathered a circle of magic-using friends to try and best monitor magic in the Marvel Universe.
•  But this tactic is too late as forces are destroying all magical objects and beings in the multiverse and they are turning their sights on our dimension.
•  At least Strange won't have to die alone...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 6, 2016

    While this series' first arc took a bit of getting used to, now that Jason Aaron has finally set up his new mythology, Doctor Strange is looking fantastic. This book not only establishes some stronger parameters for one of Marvel's most inconsistently-handled characters, but also sets up a potent threat that could affect a huge corner of the Marvel Universe. This book has some great artwork, some striking characterization, and sets up Stephen Strange for readers just in time before his big screen debut. It may have taken a bit to perfect this treatment, but if this issue is any indication, Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo are just what the doctor ordered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 11, 2016

    Throw in some amazing, over-the-top art and a great sense of humor and you have a strong start to the new adventures of Doctor Strange, and another strong addition to the terrific creative teams who have left their mark on this one-of-a-kind hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 6, 2016

    With minimal exposure to Stephen Strange prior to reading this series, Doctor Strange #4 contains elements I find vital to his character. Theres magic and mystery, but also Stephen as a very human man enmeshed in a world beyond most humans comprehension. As the book is reaching the climax of its first arc, I think it will be a great series for anyone who wants to jump into Doctor Strange as a character, typically before the movie releases later this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Jan 6, 2016

    DOCTOR STRANGE is still advancing its plot rather slowly, but at least Jason Aaron is taking the time to further develop the character of Dr. Strange. The last page teases that things are a lot more dire than the characters previously suspected, so maybe we'll see a bit more action in the next couple of installments. While not one of the top books Marvel is publishing, it's still better than most of the books in the All, New, All Different lineup. DOCTOR STRANGE has a lot of room to grow, and is good enough to warrant sticking around to see how the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 6, 2016

    Doctor Strange #4 is where things start to escalate. It's been a slow burn, though it is good to see that they know how to crack the dial when the time calls for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 9, 2016

    Much like he's done with Thor, Jason Aaron is doing a fine job rejuvenating Doctor Strange. I'm legitimately eager to keep reading and see what comes next, and I'm confident the pay-off will be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 10, 2016

    Marvel is publishing some fresh and innovative comic books with this title among them. Its only four issues in, so its easy to jump on the bandwagon. Nows the time to start reading into the character, especially since the live-action film comes out later this year. Prior knowledge of the character isnt totally necessary, just bring a sense of wonder and excitement because thats what one will get with Doctor Strange! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 11, 2016

    "Doctor Strange" #4 is another good installment in a nice run from Aaron and Bachalo; he's a tough character to handle, but I think they've found a good approach that keeps things appropriately weird, but doesn't lose sight of its menace. Add in a good explanation for why Strange can't simply wave his fingers and fix every problem and I feel like the good doctor is in very good hands indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 7, 2016

    The story doesn't jump significantly forward here, but as a way of solidifying the intangible, it's a spellbinding read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Jan 8, 2016

    Doctor Strange #4 continues to give us a mixed bag story wise, as we get yet more insight into the Sorcerer Supreme's past, whilst also getting more mysterious twists to go alongside this. The creative team do however handle these differences better this time around, and if they continue to build upon this I can easily see this series becoming a worthy addition to anyone's pull. Read Full Review

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