Strange #5

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

•  Dead heroes and villains alike have been reanimated as ghoulish versions of their past selves.
•  Now it's up to Strange and the Harvestman to make sure these dead supers stay dead!
•  But what happens when the next reanimated hero is Clea's dead husband: Stephen Strange?!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 24, 2022

    Its inevitable that Stephens going to come back to Bleecker Street. MacKay and company are making a strong case for Clea being a major character moving forward. Issue #5 and the four issues that came before it show Clea to be a far more interesting character than Stephen has been in recent years. Even if shes not destined to be Sorcerer Supreme for a great deal longer, it would be really, really cool to continue to follow her after things get resolved for Marvels favorite Sorcerer Supreme. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 17, 2022

    Ferriera delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The camera angles and action are visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 22, 2022

    A secret hidden in plain sight comes to the forefront in a truly delightful team-up issue of ‘Strange' that moves Clea's story and her new world forward in big ways that surely will have ripples for quite some time. ‘Strange' is a magically dark and character-rich series that is a delight to dive into month after month, fully showcasing the power of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2022

    Strange #5 continues to be enjoyable thanks to satisfying resolutions while building on what we know about the magical realm. Above all else, this series continues to be infused with new ideas that build on Marvel canon in ways that are exciting and new. For a publisher who has put out comics for decades and rarely trades new ground, Strange is a satisfying tableau of new ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 24, 2022

    Having not kept up on the recent Moon Knight work, it was definitely a fun crossover to have here and a fairly natural one after the events of the previous issue. I do like the confrontation that we get with Clea and the Harvestman and you certainly want to go back and re-examine previous issues with him now that we know their identity and how it reshapes conversations. The use of Death is always a little dicey in books like this to begin with – it's such an impermanent fixture – but it's something that does work when playing with the Sorcerer Supreme characters and what they're involved with. Definitely need more time with Clea's mom tho. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Aug 17, 2022

    The Strange comic series reaches its clear best issue with writer Jed MacKay finally pairing his lead character with a suitable match, and also cutting to the chase of its larger storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 18, 2022

    And so finally we have a hope that Clea can do what she has set her mind to from the start and bring Stephen Strange back from the dead. All she has to do is wrest control of him from the cold grip of Death herself. Easy...right? This is going to be FUNNNN!!! Read Full Review

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