The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Ryan Bodenheim Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  With Doctor Strange gone, the Avengers are the only ones who
can stop a rampaging Juggernaut-like monster from wrecking all
of Manhattan!
•  But what does this mystical creature want?
•  And how does the magic-skeptical Iron Man hold the answer?


  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Nov 3, 2021

    People miss Strange when there are no sorcerers, monsters look ugly when they invade. Alex Paknadel does the almost unimaginable by making a great stand-alone story within a comic event. Tony's redemption arc is a fresh take on the egotistical billionaire and finally seeing his using brains over brawn is the cherry on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 9, 2021

    Earth's Mightiest Heroes face a magical threat that tests all their might, but also gives them a chance to showcase that often the most heroic thing someone can do is stop and listen. A truly solid and beautiful story that showcases the more personal side of what is happening in the aftermath of Doctor Strange's death which has left the Earth open to magical threats. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 3, 2021

    Bodenheim delivers some fantastic visuals throughout the story. The action is glorious and the characters look amazing. There is some great heart to many of the moments in the issue and the ending pages were brilliantly designed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 1, 2021

    The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1 is a good one-shot that plugs you into Iron Man's weakened emotional state. This issue takes readers on an adventure that is incredibly large in scope, but tightly written. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Nov 7, 2021

    If you have been reading this series I would recommend it or even just having a look at this one if you had not heard about it before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Nov 14, 2021

    Exploring the really wonderful twist in this plot and how it's discovered would be a spoiler. Suffice it to say, readers of all stripes can find a valuable lesson here about how heroism has to find the right way. That's a quest worthy of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 31, 2021

    With the amount of books on the rack, which increases with every event and mini event, there is always a worry about a dip in quality, with the question "do I really need to spend more cash on a tie-in book?" I can't say yes you should to every book, but when you see a book with Alex Paknadel's name on it, PICK IT UP! You are guaranteed a book written by a guy who is on top of his writing game, be it indie or Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 1, 2021

    The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1 continues to explore the effect the Sorcerer Supreme's passing has had on the Marvel Universe, this time centering Earth's Mightiest Heroes. With a hint that the worst is only yet to come for Earth, the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel heroes are in for one of the biggest fights of their lives. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 8, 2021

    "The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers" #1 is a creative way to expand the scope of a promising Doctor Strange story. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 2, 2021

    Though not essential reading,Death of Dr. Strange: Avengers #1 is a well-crafted story, allowing its creatives a bright spotlight in which to shine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 3, 2021

    The focus rests on Iron Man, Strange's scientific counterpoint on the team, and places him in a position to be heroic via understanding rather than repulsor blasting. Yet his snippet of growth in these pages still only serves to redirect readers toward the event series and leaves questions about what purpose this tie-in served exactly. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Nov 3, 2021

    The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1 is slightly misleading as Iron Man takes center stage for most of the issue. While the threat of several Juggernauts is very cool on paper, the plot is quickly resolved without much fanfare, and we're left with a cliffhanger that just isn't as fun as a pack of Juggernauts trampling right towards the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 3, 2021

    The issue itself is perfectly competent. Alex Paknadels script moves briskly and has the characters acting like themselves, while Ryan Bodenheims art is clean and appealing with Rachelle Rosenbergs bright colors. Tie-ins like these can be tricky for a creator because theyre largely dependent on overall interest in their main event title; anyone looking for extra material out of Death of Doctor Strange will probably be satisfied with this one. But even in a slighter week for Marvel (especially with technical issues delaying most of their output through to February), I dont think this issue would be most peoples first or second choice to pull, especially with a premium $4.99 price tag attached. Read Full Review

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