Strange #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 40
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 4, 2022

    ‘Strange' #1 kicks off a whole new emotional and character-rich journey that brings Clea a bold new spotlight that the character hasn't had in some time if ever, and it's a wonderful decision. Magical energy can be felt through every single page as we journey into various new unseen realms and situations that bring new depth and richness to the Marvel Universe and New York in particular that is a great thing to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 2, 2022

    Ferriera delivers some beautiful art on every page. The action is dynamic and beautifully detailed. The character designs are fantastic and everything leads to a visually stunning final page. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 28, 2022

    Strange #1 is a fantastic kick-off to Clea's saga as Sorceror Supreme. Exotic new locations and a new adversary are introduced, we get a couple of big surprises, and Clea is delightfully full of barbs and bravado throughout. Highly recommended and I hope Marvel keeps Clea as Sorceror Supreme for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 28, 2022

    Strange #1 bestows the mantle of the Sorcerer Supreme upon Clea Strange as she embarks on a quest to bring her husband back to life. The end of the issue resurrects a classic Marvel hero from the 90s and it's clear that MacKay and Ferreria intend to put Clea through all manner of hell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Mar 3, 2022

    "Strange" #1 is a masterful introduction of the newest Sorcerer Supreme, combining fun dialogue and truly magical art. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Mar 2, 2022

    A fun start to this new era of magic, filled with Jeds signature wit and humor, aided by Marcelos knack eye for dramatic entrances, and action scenes. Every player seems to have a fleshed out profile for Jed to use in upcoming stories. Theres a story brewing thats going to involve Dr. Doom, which definitely has my interest piqued, since he first stepped on Wandas toes during the Darkhold event, and now on Cleas. I have high hopes Jeds gonna knock it out of the park with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Mar 2, 2022

    A strong first outing for Clea as Sorcerer Supreme that focuses in on her characterization, using the sharp lens of her flaws as a mode of storytelling, all masterfully written out by MacKay and illustrated in a way that shows distinct concern with the arcane. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 28, 2022

    Strange #1 is a good start to a different kind of magical Marvel series that's edgier and darker. MacKay has nailed the new Sorcerer Supreme giving Clea a darker purpose while leaning into her dark beginnings. It's playing out as a series that'll pull no punches, especially for a Big-Two series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 8, 2022

    The opening installment of this has me looking forward to the first trade to see how it all unfolds because it offers a lot of potential. I like this Clea and what kind of style she brings to the Sanctum. Her relationship with Wong may be the best part overall as it reveals itself, though I won't mind if we see Doom show up again. MacKay has the basics laid out well and the recap of recent events is incredibly useful, making this a very easy jumping-on point for new readers. With some solid artwork and great color design to pull it all together, it has plenty of room to grow and explore and to make itself felt across other Marvel books with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 3, 2022

    Some ends of the Marvel Universe have remained relatively flat over the decades. MacKay has a flair for shedding light on overlooked parts of the multiverse. With the first issue of the series, the author shows that hes capable of doing for the Dark Dimension with Strange what he did for Marvels underworld in Black Cat and Taskmaster. Its a fun look into the world of magic in Marvel as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Mar 2, 2022

    Readers that might not have dug into the "Death of Doctor Strange" event need not worry though as every piece of context you'll need is here, and it seems like there's a lot of unique decisions at play in Marvel Comics' Strange. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 2, 2022

    MacKays script also gives penciller Marcelo Ferreira more than enough material to work with, especially as concerns the mystical with all sorts of magical creatures and fantastical action to depict. I wouldnt describe this first issue as horror, but some of the imagery leans into the macabre in an intriguing way that perhaps befits the circumstances around Cleas promotion. But most of all, this series continues to feature Stephens ghost dog Bats, and thats what we really want to see. Read Full Review

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