Doctor Strange: Damnation #2

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2

Writer: Donny Cates, Nick Spencer Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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• Mephisto has taken up some major real estate in Las Vegas, but he's not going to stop there. He's got the rest of Earth on his "TO GET" list and only Doctor Strange can stop him.
•  The only downside? Strange went into Mephisto's Hotel Inferno to confront him and has not been seen since.
•  Add the fact that the devilish villain has already corrupted several Avengers, and Wong and his rag-tag group of mystical heroes look like they're in serious trouble.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Mar 10, 2018

    DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #2 provides readers with a grim and gritty look at Marvel's mystical universe, and it does so with a compelling plot and interesting characterization. While none of its elements are perfect, this is a perfectly enjoyable read for fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Mar 13, 2018

    With so many changes from last issue it could have been a struggle to keep things ticking but an admirable job was done by all concerned from artist to writing team. Keep it up, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book Mar 8, 2018

    If we don't get a Midnight Sons book out of this then Marvel is messing up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 8, 2018

    Donny Cates and Nick Spencer's script does its best to live in the same territory that Spencer's Superior Foes of Spider-Man did, delivering quick-witted character interactions that are fun to read and then relying on artist Szymon Kudranski to package them in a way that draws out the humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 7, 2018

    A good issue of a great story that could have used a trim of some B story moments to pump up the A plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 7, 2018

    With all of the overblown setup and tying into Secret Empire out of the way, Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 is able to play to writer Nick Spencer's strength: his ability to write fun banter for a motley crew of B-list characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 8, 2018

    Overall I am enjoying the story in Doctor Strange: Damnation #2. Yes, I do feel like some of the things in this issue could have been put in the first issue. That does make the pacing feel a little off. That is a minor issue though. The writing of Donny Cates and Nick Spencer is loads of fun. They write this group of heroes extremely well. The art in this issue sadly brings it down a notch as it took me out of the story quite a bit throughout the issue. Still, with only two issues to go, I am with it until the end because the story is just too much awesome to pass up (plus Rod Reis is coming back for issue #4). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Mar 7, 2018

    This book continues to feel a bit like a wasted potential. Change in artist and a shift in the flow of the plot hold the book back. Although, if you’re a fan of the Midnight Sons or just unconventional, weird teams in general, there’s a lot of fun to be had. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 is better than the first issue, even if it has the same problems. The weird Ocean's Eleven but with magic wielders and fighters allows me to forget some of the unappealing parts of the premise. It's still not great, but it's a little better. The different art helps too. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 7, 2018

    An okay second issue that limps along. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    RustonLF Mar 8, 2018

    I hate to pick on Nick Spencer because I have enjoyed some of his work like Astonishing Ant-Man and Sam Wilson: Captain America. This issue of Damnation seemed to be more Spencer influenced than Cates and it suffers. It feels like it is trying to be cute because it takes place in Vegas by making it an Ocean's Eleven style heist. Humor and all. It just falls flat. Seeing Wong bring the team together feels cheap. I would have rather seen the team slowly build to a new Midnight Sons. It also gave me a very frustrating moment when Wong says he has files on everyone's assignment. First we are told Man-Thing does not read. I don't know much about Man-Thing, but I did read the five part mini and he can read in that so we have inconsistency. Then Wong says their assignment is distract the Ghost Rider infected Avengers. That is it. Why did he take the time to write up files that just said that for everyone? The art in the first issue and the Doctor Strange tie-in worked well to create a very surreal landscape. The art in this issue was harder for me to get into. I don't think Szymon Kudranski is a bad artist, but I feel he was trying to create a style that is not his. The lines seemed too clean to ink it in that sketched look. The colors were all so bland with nothing that really stood out. I think the teams are trying to create a consistent feel and look but in this case it didn't feel right. I will say it had its moments though. Wong being a fan of Arsenal worked. The Ghost Rider infected heroes. I even enjoy the members of the team that has been built. I just hope they handle the rest of the series better.

    + LikeComments (1)
  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Mar 8, 2018

    I liked this better than the first issue. The art was really good and fit the book well. Overall, I am really enjoying the Damnation story line.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Mar 10, 2018

    Part two is a little slow like a transitional issue. Weird on the main title of the event. But when the action begin that provide a good fight.
    I didn't understand the part about the fact people with a shadow part have more chance to go fight against the Mephisto Avengers.
    I like all Moon knight speechs. I would like to see the bottom about scarlet spider.

    Cover - Nice but no true about what is inside. 1.5/2
    Writing - I like it, but their was missing a little something. 2.5/3
    Arts - The art goes nicely with the story, even if it's not my kind of art. 2.5/3
    Feeling - Always all in ^^ 2/2

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Mar 13, 2018

    Great! It feels like a Nick Spencer heavy influence issue. Kudranski's style was a nice match to the story.

  • 10
    MightyVin Mar 10, 2018

  • 10
    Herushalaim Mar 10, 2018

  • 9.5
    Grifter Mar 9, 2018

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Mar 7, 2018

  • 8.5
    darkfire369 Mar 9, 2018

  • 8.0
    nycSnowman Mar 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Marveltruth101 Mar 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Omer Mar 14, 2018

  • 6.0
    Billyndo Mar 9, 2018

  • 6.0
    nec Mar 12, 2018

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