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The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange #1 "Super Issue"


from comicrelated.com

The Solicit:
It’s the Sorcerer Supreme versus the magical might of the political terrorist known as the Doktor! Stephen Strange struggles with a decision to help a man crippled by his worst memories! And the Master of the Mystic Arts battles a demon in the streets of New York! All this and more in this all-new, all-action, all-black-and-white one-shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style! The magical mayhem never lets up for a moment over these four stories by some of Marvel’s hottest creators! Parental Advisory

I Say:
Wow, a 48 page comic, –at least 22-30 pages of which are good, making this an awesome $2.50 or $3.00 comic. Sadly, it’s $4.00, which pushes it into the luxury/impulse-buy category.

The primary, feature-length tale is well written and drawn and features classic versions of Dr. Strange, his servant Wong, and girlfriend/wife Clea in an interesting story. The remaining pages are filled with two backup tales and a text piece with decent illustrations. The lack of color in the main section could be viewed as an artistic choice, but as the comic-length feature story seems to have been colored, then rendered in grayscale, on the whole this project feels as though Mighty Marvel decided to dump a noncanon issue of Dr. Strange (whose comic book and reigning title has currently been usurped by Brother Voodoo) and pad it into a “super issue” with a small prose piece and some hasty second stories.

Still, I liked most of this effort, but I can’t decide if it was worth the money. Perhaps Marvel has taken for granted that fans of the former Sorcerer Supreme are so starved for a decent Dr. Strange comic we're likely to buy anything.

Verdict: ON THE FENCE
 

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