Doctor Strange #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 38
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• Doctor Strange's interplanetary power trip continues!
•  But now there's a secret between him and his alien companion - can she fight by his side if she can't trust him?
•  Can a former member of the Illuminati trust himself with an INFINITY STONE in his possession?
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 15, 2018

    Readers won't be disappointed with this issue. Plus, we get two incredible cliffhangers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 21, 2018

    Glad to see Doctor Strange - and Mark Waid - getting along so well! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 15, 2018

    One of the best sci-fi epics from any publisher. Period. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Nick Campan Aug 27, 2018

    Personally, this issue was a real pageturner. I loved everything about it. And I couldn't wait for the next issue. I think longtime fans of Dr. Strange will be pleased with this run. Especially if the later issues are of this quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 22, 2018

    Doctor Strange #4 is just another issue that proves why this is the series you need to follow if you want to understand the world of magic in a way you couldn't have before. The possibilities in magic are limitless, and we couldn't have asked for a better creative team to open those doors. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 24, 2018

    The only thing missing was Bats. With the end reveal of the last issue that he is still active in Bleecker Street and has possibly gained news of what could be behind Stephens dilemma this was an omission that was less frustrating than the chopping and changing of narrative this issue and Im sure he will turn up with the answers we need. Similarly the cliffhanger of issue #2 and the mysterious individual aware of Stranges goings on while goings-on off the Gryndan homeworld is also conspicuous by his absence, but Im positive this is going to come to light soon and they are also keeping score. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Aug 16, 2018

    Waid and Saiz are doing a great job with doctor Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Taking him to the stars has been a fine experiment with a good payoff. Putting the character in a completely new setting, with completely new supporting characters is a great way of luring some potential new readers Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Aug 16, 2018

    Mark Waid treats it well having the interacting characters call him out on his questionable and damning choice in this issue. At the same time the door is open for Strange to expand his abilities even beyond what we're used to by asking the question, "What if Dr. Strange had access to Thor-level magical weapons?" This story continues to grip and keep the reader engaged. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Aug 15, 2018

    Waid attempts to use some non-linear storytelling to aim the story in a new direction, and it takes a few pages for the technique to finally work. However, once the story figures out where it's going, Doctor Strange gets firing on all cylinders, and reinvigorates the excitement that fans found in its first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 9, 2020

    Armed with old-school monster fun and surprisingly tight medical drama, Dr. Strange #4 is the best of both weird worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Aug 17, 2018

    If you enjoyed Doctor Strange in his solo movie or in Avengers: Infinity War, or if like me youre a long-term Doctor Strange fan, then read this. Were only on issue four so far so you shouldnt have too much trouble finding all the single issues still in comic book shops, which is something I would strongly suggest as this arc so far feels like a set up for much bigger events yet to come. Give this a read and see the true wonder of the Mystic Arts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 15, 2018

    Waid does an amazing job in this issue of introducing a concept that, as a reader of this character for years, I had not really considered before. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Aug 20, 2018

    Seems that the good doctor has run out of his usual tricks because this issue and run still have not hit its stride. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 17, 2018

    Doctor Strange #4 is almost a great comic. It makes one mistake that nonetheless sabotages this otherwise good read. I can still easily recommend it; its just frustrating that it overcomplicated its own presentation. Nevertheless, feel free to check this one out. Read Full Review

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