Doctor Strange #5

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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DARK WEDDING BELLS RINGING! Strange and Clea have been invited to an interdimensional wedding. But when the bride is Clea's own mother, Umar the Unrelenting, it's not exactly the family event the Stranges want to attend. Especially when the guests are mysteriously being murdered!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 5, 2023

    Doctor Strange #5 is a confrontation of control. It takes the highly anticipated wedding and turns it into an intense, uncomfortable showdown between the most powerful magical beings without them even fighting one another. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 17, 2023

    Various threads from three series over the past three years begin to converge as Doctor Strange #5 takes a huge leap forward in the overall magical storylines. A colorful engaging series just gets better and better with every issue, bringing great life to a section of Marvel that can often be overlooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Jul 5, 2023

    Doctor Strange #5 is the strongest entry in the series thus far and ends on a dramatic cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jul 5, 2023

    Doctor Strange #5 starts with a frustratingly pointless stinger but then devolves into a great story that ends on an awesome cliffhanger. Pasqual Ferrys art looks beautiful here, especially paired with the voice that Jed MacKay gives Doctor Strange. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 5, 2023

    Even without the major twist at the end, this issue checks all of boxes of a killer Doctor Strange comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 5, 2023

    Ferry delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The visuals have a wonderful, other-worldly look to them as if everything is made of mist and it works really well with the characters and the story being told. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 5, 2023

    About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jul 7, 2023

    Doctor Strange #5 has Stephen and Clea come for the wedding of Umar and the warlord Tiboro, but readers came for the wedding crashers. The art and character banter are what sell this comic since most of it is character conversations until a little after the halfway point. Of course, the real show stealer is the big reveal of the main villain for this story arc. And mileage will vary from reader to reader since it's an idea that's been overdone, to put it mildly, in Marvel Comics. Hopefully, the next issue really sells the idea of the main villain in spectacular fashion. Read Full Review

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