Doctor Strange #5

Doctor Strange #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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• The Witchfinder Wolves are here and Doctor Strange is in trouble.
•  The Empirikul is coming, Magic's days are numbered and Strange is not ready!
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Mitch Nissen Feb 25, 2016

    All the layers of the story come together in an exciting conclusion to the first story arc. The mythology is expanded and we have the first hints of Doctor Strange's old rogues. Striking images accompany this fantastic story of gut retching, eye-bleeding sorcery. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 5, 2016

    Looking forward to more of this - and faster, please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 4, 2016

    Chris Bachalo's surreal visual style suits the book all the more now that the tone has grown darker and Strange's magical escapades have become that much more fraught with peril. There's a whimsical quality to the storytelling here, but also a strong sense of unease and foreboding. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 4, 2016

    Doctor Strange #5 hit with a serious reality check. The Empirikul are not to be underestimated, the cost of magic is not to be overlooked, and this does not seem like the kind of war where magic will win the day for these magical beings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 4, 2016

    Doctor Strange #5 was the type of issue that shows why the series should not be completely insular. Magic has had a major effect on the Marvel universe, and this issue shows why you cant just leave it alone within the confines of one series. Stephens situation has grown increasingly critical with every issue, and #5 shows that he is up against something that is going to threaten him, his abilities, and his world. The growing apprehension of Doctor Strange is one of its selling points, and it looks as though we will get a conflict that Stephen will have to resolve without his abilities or his connection to mystical realms. For a trip into horror and the arcane, pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 3, 2016

    It might be some time before this run is remembered as fondly as Mark Waid's Daredevil or Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, but that's because Aaron's aspirations have always been so much bigger. Marvel's solo title have recently tried to remain a little bit insular, to provide heroes with smaller conflicts that they can handle on their own. But Aaron has always had a "go big or go home" mentality. When he wrote Wolverine and the X-Men, he made Krakoa the site of the school grounds. When he wrote The Mighty Thor, his big arc was called "Godbomb." With Doctor Strange, his plan is no different: tell a huge story that speaks to the heart of the characters involved. Aaron is lucky enough to have a collaborator that is suited for these particularly sensibilities and as the the "Last Days of Magic" approach, the writer looks to keep deliver a story that's right in line with his mighty Marvel tradition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 6, 2016

    With this one issue, they delve deeper into Doctor Strange than maybe anyone else before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 4, 2016

    Doctor Strange continues to be an engaging mystical adventure. The bizarre and sometimes disturbing are never shied away from in this comic and thats what this character and his story is all about. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo seem to have captured some the Eye of Agamottos light in a bottle and it looks like theyre on track to continue treading this mysterious path like a force of nature! Read Full Review

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