Comic Book Review – Doctor Strange: The End #1

This Comic Book was Much Better than Expected

Cover for Doctor Strange: The End #1. Depicts an aging Doctor Strange.
Cover for Doctor Strange: The End #1. Comic book cover by Rahzzah.

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Credits:

  • Leah Williams – Writer
  • Filipe Andrade – Artist & Variant Cover Artist
  • Chris O’Halloran – Color Artist
  • VC’s Clayton Cowles – Letterer
  • Rahzzah – Cover Artist
  • Chris Robinson – Editor
  • Jordan D. White – Senior Editor
  • C.B. Cebulski – Editor-in-Chief

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I really enjoyed Doctor Strange: The End #1. This came as a surprise after being almost completely disappointed by Miles Morales: The End #1. Seeing an aged Stephen Strange is interesting because he has always been kind of a cooky guy. In this comic book, he’s pretty much the same cooky guy only he’s an old cooky guy. The artwork in this one is very unique. I enjoyed it a lot. I’d say this issue is a definite buy.

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You are now exiting the spoiler-free zone. Do yourself a favor and stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers.

Marvel is killing just about everyone off these days. Miles Morales, Deadpool, Venom, Captain Marvel, and who knows who’s next? This time it’s the Sorcerer Supreme himself. Doctor Strange is getting old. His powers are waning, and he now has a side gig as a fortune teller. A group of punk teenagers arrive under the guise of paying customers, but they are there to rob him instead. Strange is able to scare them away by showing them some real magic.

Wong is dead. Scarlet Witch is dead. Doctor Voodoo is dead. But Doctor Strange can still talk to Wong via a small idol in his likeness. Strange reminisces of Magik (Ilyana Rasputin), remembering her as his pupil and how he lost her. He decides it’s time to do one last spell. Taking Wong with him, he plunders the graves of different magical superheroes, including the Scarlet Witch and Doctor Voodoo. He then takes Wong and the bones to the Frozen Tundra, in search of another mystical item for his spell.

The Sorcerer Supreme returns to his Sanctum to perform the spell. After burning the bones, Wong requests for his idol to be burned, also. Strange reluctantly agrees to release Wong’s spirit. There’s a problem though. He didn’t burn enough bones and mystical tokens to complete the spell. Doctor Strange then decides that it’s his time, and to complete the spell, he feeds the fire his own live body. It turns out that the spell he performed passed the torch of Sorcerer Supreme to someone else. Who that is, I will not spoil for you. Read it for yourself!

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