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Strange #1

After events in other Marvel titles, Stephen Strange loses his title of Sorcerer Supreme and is left with very little power. Where does he go after picking a replacement? What will he do now?

Well if you were hoping for an epic and insane journey into mysticism, you’re reading the wrong book. This new series starts with a whimper rather than a bang unfortunately, finding Stephen at a baseball game where he came to help a young woman and her grandfather’s team escape the clutches of some random demon. I know what you’re thinking. I thought the same thing when I read it; this sounds like a filler story for the sixty-third issue of a series that’s going nowhere, not the first issue of a new series meant to draw in new readers! Sorry, but it’s true. The art is nice and Mark Waid‘s writing isn’t poor, but this just wasn’t the way to start the new Dr. Strange series.

Now if you’re looking for a great “Strange” read, find a copy of  Doctor Strange: the Oath. Brian K. Vaughn (writer of Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways and now Lost) wrote a brilliant miniseries, now in trade and it will be the very best Strange story you ever read. I’ll have to review it some day…

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