Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

Writer: Will Pilgrim Artist: Andrea Di Vito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

•  A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal...until a freak accident shattered his hands!
•  Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignment...or throw in his cape and robes for good!
•  Don't miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the...astral form!
•  ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!
Rated T+

  • 9.4
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 27, 2016

    Overall, it reminds me of those old 80s training montages, which makes this issue fun to read, watching this well-known character before he became the sorcerer supreme. The story by Will Corona Pilgrim, gives a reader a funny view of this character. The art by Andrea Di Vito, complements the story in the best way. Altogether, a fun first issue that will only bring readers back once the movie comes out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jonathan Crean Oct 28, 2016

    Overall great story, great art, and if your new to the Doctor then the Origin story is for you as well. I can't wait for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Nov 1, 2016

    I think those who want a better experience in the theatre should pick up this issue and watch the film. If you happen to see a large bald tattooed freak geeking out in the theatre stop by and say, “Hi.” AFTER THE FILM! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 31, 2016

    Bits andPieces:  This comic book sort of came out of nowhere, but it's not a bad read. Without critiquing the classic Lee/Ditko stories included in the issue (it wouldn't be fair), the new story is enjoyable enough, introduces some new characters, and is reasonably well-plotted. I'm just not sure if we'll be seeing more issues of this series, or if this ties into one of the other Doctor Strange properties floating around at the moment. I guess we'll find out soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Oct 27, 2016

    Doctor Strange is a well-respected character that has a vast history in Marvel comics; he was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko after all. As we now await his cinema debut, we can expect the mountain of comic titles and crossovers to begin once his popularity takes off. This series promises to be the calm before the storm, the required reading for comic fans to say they liked Doctor Strange before it was cool.' Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1 is a nice romp through the early days of Doctor Strange before he learned how to master the mystic arts. There may have been some high expectations regarding this title, but this is a story that can appease readers of all ages and comic exposure, and may not have been intended for the more mature Doctor Strange readers. This is a great diving board for new comic readers for a starting point of Doctor Strange and it also is a must read for die-hard Doctor Strange fans who want to know all aspects of his origin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    kfc902 Oct 28, 2016

    Great for people getting into the character for the first time. For long time fans they may have to wait a bit while new comers are brought up to speed, seeing Strange learn some of the spells long time fans have seen him do so effortlessly should be interesting enough for them also

  • 6.5
    TheMatteo0 Oct 26, 2016

    For those new to Strange or interested in his early training this issue may be a good character building work; however for most readers it might be a little boring on the whole. There isn't really much intrigue created here for the wider arc and everything is really only just okay. It's not badly written, but it just doesn't offer anything surprising or exciting enough to capture anyone not already on board with Strange; or anything new enough to capture those who are.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Nov 2, 2016

    A less than remarkable story, but well told. It's cool to get the backup stories too, but I'd still say that this one is an easy skip.

  • 7.5
    StanielK Nov 2, 2016

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