Doctor Strange #3

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Pasqual Ferry, Tokitokoro Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 31, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 25
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Stephen Strange has no short supply of enemies, but none are more fearsome than DORMAMMU, master of the Dark Dimension! When a cult summons the Dreaded Lord to New York, Stephen has to risk everything in order to defeat his most dangerous foe! But is he truly up for the task? Plus, a backup story featuring Doctor Strange and Sister Grimm of the Runaways!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 31, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 is a great example of how different this book is from other superhero comics. The job that Doctor Strange has is vastly separate from that of Spider-Man or Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 7, 2023

    ‘Doctor Strange' is a truly fun character-driven series that leans on mostly single-issue style adventures that are smoothly wrapped into the overall ongoing plot lines. A magical series from top to bottom, with artwork that is perfect for this type of series. Another entry in the overall run of titles that is pumping energy into Marvel's magic realms once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini May 31, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 features some fantastic interplay between Strange and Dormammu with the relationship with Clea and Stephen continuing to be the high point. The art is a mixed bag with it being very divisive in nature. The backup story is fun in its execution and art style but seems to retread ground already explored in other series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero May 31, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 is the best entrry in the series so far as it both reflects on prior conflicts while buildiing up to the mysteries of the unknown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2023

    There's a lot to like in Doctor Strange #3, with two stories that complement one another, attractive art across the board, and an ending that underlines the man behind the magician. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 31, 2023

    Ferry delivers some great art in the issue. There is an ethereal quality to the visuals that works beautifully with the story. Tokitokoro delivers some beautifully dramatic and sharp visuals to the second story that I loved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 1, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 is a subtle issue that avoids cliches with nuanced plot threads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 2, 2023

    The third issue of Stranges latest series further establishes MacKays grasp over realms of magic, which hes been exploring from various angles in various ways for the past few years. MacKay has a very respectable progression for Doctor Strange. From life to death to life again, theres a definite sense that Stephen and Clea have progressed since they started hanging out with MacKay. MacKays clever blend of social drama and the weird realms of Marvel magic has served the Sorcerer Supreme quite well in the recent past.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Adam Barnhardt May 31, 2023

    It's good at what it is, but it comes at the expense of sacrificing a story that's debuted to an incredibly interesting start. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 5, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 takes a break from an arc that's barely started to have Strange take a day with Dormammu to reminisce about old times. The art is gorgeous, and the story works well as a one-shot, but taking a break from a plot that's barely begun suggests MacKay doesn't know where he's going with this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jun 14, 2023

    Doctor Strange #3 takes some time from the main plot to show Parlay Day, where Stephen Strange and Dormammu spend a day together. The one thing that makes this book interesting is the trash talking between Strange and Dormammu, not much else sells this comic issue beyond that. Unfortunately, as a result this book is pretty skippable since nothing really exciting or fun happens until the tail end of the issue. The backup story might be cool for Runaways fans, but it just feels like fanservice that's in the Doctor Strange title for some weird reason. Overall, not great, not terrible, just an okay issue. Read Full Review

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