Doctor Strange #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 31
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it's back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! Join Jed MacKay (MOON KNIGHT, BLACK CAT) and Pasqual Ferry (NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER'S SHADOW, THOR) as they begin a new chapter in the life of the Master of the Mystic Arts!
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  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 24, 2023

    ‘Doctor Strange' #1 kicks off the third chapter of the new era for the sorcerers supreme as the married couple begins a new journey bringing aid to those that most need it in the Marvel Universe. A magical, fantastical, and wondrous beginning to this latest volume for the magical side of this universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 22, 2023

    Doctor Strange #1 brings the Sorcerer Supreme back in a marvelous first issue. The energy and exuberance of the comic make it very easy to sink into, whilst that ability to descend into darkness gives the book weight and unpredictability. The book instantly cements Strange as an important part of the Marvel Universe, easily interacting and fitting in with whichever hero Mackay includes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Mar 22, 2023

    Doctor Strange is back, and he makes inter dimensional house calls! Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry are a match made in comics nirvana, giving us a fun, and gorgeous romp from Earth to the Purple Dimension, off saving some magical immigrants from being exploited by a nefarious dimensional warlord. MacKays writing mixed with the pitch perfect rendition by Ferry has the earmarks as one of those character defining runs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 22, 2023

    Ferry delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The visual style works perfectly with the lighter tone of the story and the world of the characters looks amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 22, 2023

    Doctor Strange #1 is a great start to a new, happier time for Stephen Strange. Maybe more importantly, Doctor Strange feels as important as ever in the Marvel universe, as is shown here, actively helping other heroes and being a big part of keeping a balance of good in the world. Make no mistake, Doctor Strange is an exciting start you, and all the magical entities out there will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 22, 2023

    Together, this creative team creates an epic new Doctor Strange debut that sets the character on an exciting new path across all dimensions. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Mar 27, 2023

    DOCTOR STRANGE #1 is a fun gateway into the world of mystic arts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 23, 2023

    Doctor Strange #1 walks readers through a day in the life of the recently resurrected Doctor to ease readers back into his new status quo as Sorcerer Supreme and a married man. The house calls are amusing, and the bigger threat is substantial, but the plot's main conflict appears to be heading for marriage problems, and it's unclear if that approach will pay off. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Mar 22, 2023

    Doctor Strange #1 gives readers a chance to become reacquainted with Stephen Strange again. There's an undoubtedly positive presence to Stephen Strange that Jed Mackay gives to the hero even with everything that's happened in his life. But it's not just him feeling good about being alive, it's that readers get to see him be a sincerely helpful doctor to his friends and allies as well as be a mystical superhero too. The comic does its job to establish Dr. Strange's status quo moving forward while setting up the next big story for Stephen and his allies. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 26, 2023

    Overall, it's a debut issue that's fun but also doesn't quite excite me to go all in. I'll check out the second issue to see where the murder mystery goes but it feels like a story we've seen elsewhere mixed with a comic that entertains but doesn't hook you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 23, 2023

    Ferry delivers on a very dangerous Clea Strange and a mostly pleasant week-in-the-life story, while the backup brings Wong into focus for the first time in forever. It's a nice issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Mar 27, 2023

    Doctor Strange #1 gets the good doctor back on the scene, but trouble is already brewing behind it. The main story ends with a shockingly familiar cliffhanger, but the backup story is where the fun is! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 22, 2023

    Rounding out the package is a backup story by MacKay and Andy Macdonald featuring W.A.N.D., the magic division of S.H.I.E.L.D., and its a delight. Now boasting Wong as a member, the sequence plays out like a post-credits scene of sorts, offering another perspective that quickly ties back into the main story, leaving the reader with an intriguing hook to continue from in the next issue. Read Full Review

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