Doctor Strange, Vol. 5
The Sorcerer Supreme suffers Secret Empire! New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange has a shot at saving it - but it's quite a long shot! And to have any hope, Strange must ally himself with some unsavory people. No, not Spider-Woman - though the Doctor is recruiting her, too. We're talking about Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. the Kingpin. Together, they'll take the fight to the person running New York City...Baron Mordo! But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside of the dark-domed Manhattan? COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE 21-26

Doctor Strange, Vol. 5 Details

TitleDoctor Strange, Vol. 5
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302905897
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Marvel, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics, Horror, Fiction

Doctor Strange, Vol. 5 Review

  • Rick Davis
    January 1, 1970
    Read these individually as they were coming out.
  • Frédéric
    January 1, 1970
    Locked up in Manhattan during Secret Empire Doc Strange teams up with an improbable bunch (Spider-Woman? Wilson Fisk?? Ben Urich???) to defeat Mordo, appointed warden of the island by Hydra. On this feeble premise Hopeless weaves a loose AD&D thread resolved with a mere sleight of hand. Disappointing.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Secret Empire comes to town, and Doctor Strange finds himself trapped in the Darkforce Dimension-infested New York. But don't worry, he has help in the form of Spider-Woman, the Kingpin, and...Ben Urich? Okay, maybe this isn't going to go quite as well.This volume is kind of a placeholder for the series between larger creative teams. Jason Aaron's run just finished, and Donny Cates' doesn't start until volume 6, so we get the obligatory event tie-in in the meantime. It's.. [Read as single issues]Secret Empire comes to town, and Doctor Strange finds himself trapped in the Darkforce Dimension-infested New York. But don't worry, he has help in the form of Spider-Woman, the Kingpin, and...Ben Urich? Okay, maybe this isn't going to go quite as well.This volume is kind of a placeholder for the series between larger creative teams. Jason Aaron's run just finished, and Donny Cates' doesn't start until volume 6, so we get the obligatory event tie-in in the meantime. It's...okay. If you're a fan of Dennis Hopeless's Spider-Woman (as I am), add an extra star to the rating because it's so much fun seeing these characters again, especially in this super-weird story that has the Kingpin possessed by demons, Ben Urich swordfighting Baron Mordo, and Daredevil sitting crosslegged and wondering what went wrong with his life. Yeah, it's kooky.Also included are some one-and-done stories from issues #25 and #26 (again, placeholder stuff), that are...okay. It just smacks of 'here are some issues so that Doctor Strange is out every month', instead of 'here are some stories we absolutely had to tell'.The art on the Secret Empire issues by Nico Henrichon is drop dead gorgeous. It has a very European feel to it, full of detail and motion, and it is coloured to the high heavens by Henrichon as well. He knows his own style, and it's seriously impressive stuff.If it looks like filler, smells like filler, and reads like filler, it's probably filler. But that doesn't mean it can't be good fun anyway.
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  • Nicky
    January 1, 1970
    This is a bit of a stopgap volume but still really enjoyable. Dennis Hopeless and John Barber do a good job of continuing the tone of the modern Doctor Strange from Jason Aaron's excellent run with some light stories. There's also the bonus of a fun appearance from Spider-Woman, most recently written by Hopeless.
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  • Adam
    January 1, 1970
    Even with the help from a multitude of different superheroes (Captain America to Daredevil, Spider-Woman to Iron Fist), the Doctor Strange series has become a complete disappointment. Goodbye, Stephen.
  • Sevia
    January 1, 1970
    Překvapivě nešlo vůbec o takovou ztrátu času, jak jsem čekala. Kresba stále skvělá a hlavně poslední dvě čísla (ta co neměla už nic společeného se Secret Empire) byla hodně dobrá.
  • Gaby
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5
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