The Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men / Black Knight #1

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Bob Quinn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

All manner of vile extradimensional foes invade Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange's magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, A.K.A. the BLACK KNIGHT, receives a terrible vision from the EBON SIEGE while Jacks, now sharing the burden of the EBONY BLADE with her father, rides off to confront a terrible evil attacking London-the X-MEN?! Krakoa's greatest heroes have been transformed-but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain-bearer of the mighty sword EXCALIBUR-must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 19, 2022

    Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight #1 is an adventure of the highest order. Loud and intense, Spurrier, Quinn, and Silva deliver a terrifying fantasy tale that still contains lovely moments of hope. It successfully combines two groups of characters that are not guaranteed to mesh together, yet that abrasive factor actually helps. It is part of a larger event, but personal and specific to this one particular comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Jan 19, 2022

    This tie-in story doesn't break the wheel but its a fun romp into some of the lesser seen character of the Marvel Universe and definitely a must for readers who are fans of these heroes across the pond, though X-Men fans might find the issue a tad lacking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 19, 2022

    The Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men Black Knight #1 is a mediocre addition to The Death of Doctor Strange saga. It adds a new twist to Jacks' character and gives Faiza Hussain some screen time, but seems unnecessary in the current avalanche of one-shots that are tied into the main story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 24, 2022

    A tie-in issue to The Death of Doctor Strange ongoing Marvel story arc, The Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight is more an issue to flesh-out Jacks Chopra than anything else as both daughter and father work out their trust issues in the middle of a battle against demons. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    JRW7 Nov 8, 2022

    The cover looks good but it also overemphasizes the X-Men's involvement in this issue a bit too much. 1.5/2 The art looks great with the magical elements really standing out. 2/2 The dialogue with Dane and Jacks is done really well. 2/2 The story is good with some interesting moments and an absolutely shocking twist. 2/2 The characters are absolutely great in this comic, as I said before Dane and Jacks' father-daughter/mentor-student relationship works really well. 2/2

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Jan 25, 2022

    This is big dense story that was exciting had a ton of heart and showed the characters adjusting and working together as a team by the end. I love a story with a lot of meat on the bones and this is certainly that.

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jan 22, 2022

    Spurrier's Black Knight continues to be a delight, and I'm relieved to see Faiza back; when she wasn't mentioned in the mini I was afraid they were dropping a great character down the memory hole

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 3, 2022

    An event one-shot can be used to further an author's unrelated narrative agenda. This can be done well and done poorly.

    Mr. Spurrier does it very well here, helped along by some great art that manages to be both cartoony and creepy.

    I love how thoroughly the problem du jour and its solution are tied to the author's evolving Black Knight world-building. The X-Men and the Death of Dr. Strange do capable service in setting up the problem, and Faiza locks in as an appropriate short-term ally with tons of long-term potential.

    It's not flawless, though. The recap on the current "dual Black Knight" situation is absolutely necessary, but it could have been made a lot smoother. And I don't like how long it takes for more

  • 7.5

    I think Spurrier cut off a little more than he could chew with this one. It's not bad, but this feels like a couple issues worth of story crammed into one slightly longer issue. It is basically a continuation of that solid Black Knight miniseries he did a while ago. On that front it works. Jacks and Dane really do work well together here. Jacks, the bull-headed action hero, and Dane, the often-neglected hero who knows what he's doing and saves the day in the end. I like that mentor dichotomy. There's just too much feeding into this issue to really keep the pacing nice. I would rate it higher, if only.

  • 2.0
    Merlyn Jan 19, 2022

    Black Knight is not a disaster, but this book definitely is, as was Spurrier's Black Knight mini-series, total disrespect for the main hero, he's a side character in his own franchise.

  • 10
    Leylin Jan 24, 2022

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Mar 6, 2022

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Feb 12, 2022

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Jan 21, 2022

  • 8.0
    Radar Jan 23, 2022

  • 7.5
    Magik Jan 19, 2022

  • 7.0
    Captain Krakoa Jan 19, 2022

  • 6.0
    Swanktub Jan 20, 2022

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