The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

This ain’t Ben Reilly’s first rodeo as Spider-Man, but he’s never had to deal with the death of the Sorcerer Supreme and what it does to New York City. Part of Strange’s will and testament was to ask Spidey to deal with particular problems… Is BEN up to it? Black Cat isn’t a big Ben fan, so is she riding shotgun because she owes Strange to keep an eye on Ben, or to sabotage Ben?! 

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 8, 2021

    The Odd Couple meets magical shenanigans as the loss of Doctor Strange continues to have large repercussions on so many aspects within the Marvel Universe, and Spider-Man & Black Cat are on the case. Every single bit of this issue is a true show of how tie-in comics should and can work, doing their own unique fun thing while keeping the spirit of the main event intact along the way (it helps when the event writer also does a tie-in). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 29, 2021

    The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1 highlights the importance that its titular characters have in the Marvel Universe and the insanity of Doctor Strange's magical world. With theDeath of Doctor Strange storyline heading to a close, I look forward to the next one-shot, which features Blade in a leading role. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Jim Nov 29, 2021

    Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man is an enjoyable read, not difficult to follow, and should not be missed. If rumors are true that a new sorcerer supreme is going to be unveiled in 2022 and our beloved Doctor is going on ice. This is a good send-off, a proper goodbye for the time to come. I for one will be counting down the months or years till the good Doctor retakes his mantel as the SORCERER SUPREME Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 29, 2021

    The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man is a great example of how tie-in stories can build off an event in clever ways while developing characters. In a book that's about Spider-Man, Black Cat, and by association Doctor Strange, the creative team has captured the heart and soul of these characters very well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Dec 26, 2021

    If you'd like a pretty good Ben Reilly story, or a pretty good Black Cat story, or even if you're interested in some random minutiae of Stephen Strange's life, this is what you need. If you're interested in the larger story and where it's going, this won't quite fill your prescription. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Dec 1, 2021

    Crafting a relevant tie-in to a major comic book event can be a tricky beast. Thankfully, Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1 is an entertaining tie-in to the Marvel event series currently taking place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    JRW7 Nov 8, 2022

    The cover is pretty normal but something in my brain just really likes it. 2/2 The art is really good and is the best art of this event so far. 2/2 The dialogue is great with the tribute to Doctor Strange being especially moving. 2/2 The story is really good with it both being equally about the event while also being a Spider-Man story, this is how you do a tie-in comic. 2/2 The characters of Black Cat and Ben Reilly are phenomenal in this story with Black Cat struggling with Ben Reilly being Spider-Man. 2/2

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 14, 2022

    This comic is impeccably scripted and beautifully drawn, and it achieves an amazing number of good goals. It's a generally fun "hijinx" story, it's the touching eulogy to Dr. Strange that this event sorely needs, it's an excellent side-story to the "Beyond" arc in ASM, and it's even a little bonus episode of MacKay's Black Cat. It's a really well-executed crossover, tying two contemporary events together with solid continuity links -- and a nice Moon Knight cameo, too.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 4, 2022

    I liked this more than most of what Beyond is doing. Jed MacKay should have more involvement in that, seriously.

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  • 9.0
    Jeff Plaza Dec 1, 2021

    Honestly, this was better than the main Beyond Plot going on right now. The back and forth between Ben and Felicia was written well! MARVEL, consider Jed MCKACY as the next solo writer for ASM please!

  • 9.0
    Afre Dec 1, 2021

    This was really well done issue.

    Although I cannot recall last time Ben and Felicia worked together. Have they ever? Well first time for everything.

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  • 8.0
    cincyfan Dec 11, 2021

    This was a enjoyable read. It was a fun story but isn't a must read for the death of Dr strange storyline. The artwork looked fantastic. I especially liked the end when they gave that lady a pretzel that was a very nice touch

  • 8.0
    Rachit Mittal Dec 1, 2021

    Wow this week from Spidey office I was happy. It was fun. ASM 80 and this issue both was good.
    Black Cat and Ben Reilly banter looked cool.
    A Village without Doctor. The world don't know importance of doctor until he disappears. That was heartfelt.
    Doctor Strange trusted Spider-Man most because we all know he would do anything to deal with. Wow Ben really proved he can be Spider-Man in this book for me.
    Jed McKay came in one of options for ASM after Beyond arc ends(I hope day comes soon.)
    I wonder who should take over it?
    Chip Zdarsky or Jed McKay?

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