Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond - now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth's Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked - with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there...or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange's friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic's days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready!
COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE 1-5
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The overall plot of the volume is rather generic (invasion). The art basically is a bunch of creatures, but they're meant for quantity outside of main creatures, so it's pointless to gaze the entirety of panels.) As a Doctor Strange book, and I know many will hate me (many love this book and you may too), but most of Aaron's books are use humanistic-issues involving non-human creatures, but with great pacing and great use of that title's roster. However, nothing feels "epic."Because of this writing style, Marvel has him writing a TON of books, and again, they feel generic with GREAT pacing. So for this book, I feel as if it is the one of least effort from these first two volumes. An invasion is taking place using non-humans! I'd say 3.5 in Graphic novel history, but this simply is the best Strange book written in my opinion, and if someone is interested in reading Strange, they should read Aaron's run. So I'll give the book a 4 for this website.
Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo are such an interesting creative team and they don't disappoint here. Bachalo is able to let loose and draw all the crazies he's always wanted to. Aaron pens an intriguing Stephen Strange and his mystical world. I really enjoyed seeing the ramifications of Dr. Strange's spells. My only beef with the book is that it didn't end. The collection should have included the entire story. Overall, a super fun read.