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Review – The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Review - The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Review – The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Writer: Alex Paknadel

Artist: Ryan Bodenheim

Colourist: Rachelle Rosenberg

Lettering: Cory Petit

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Release Date: November 3, 2021

Review - The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1


With Doctor Strange gone, the Avengers are the only ones who can stop a rampaging Juggernaut-like monster from wrecking all of Manhattan!

But what does this mystical creature want?

And how does the magic-sceptical Iron Man hold the answer?

Writer: Alex Paknadel

We start the issue with the universally hated Illuminati meeting in secret. Stark and Strange have a debate about what masks mean and about the use of Apotropaic methods within superstition. Strange jokes that for a man who hates magic, his propensity for wearing a mask is a form of superstition.

We jump forward to after the events of the DODS issue #2 where the three mothers attacked the Avengers to see firstly a group of henchmen putting a nuclear bomb into a nexus point and Tony panicking in the shower after the attack. Without warning a Juggernaut looking monster barges through the nexus and wipes out the henchmen.

Will Tony be able to overcome his fear of magic and chaos?

Paknadel’s interesting take on Tony’s relationship with magic and how he comes to terms with it are at the heart of this comic. It works well more as a stand-alone and you shouldn’t shy away if you haven’t read the other DODS titles.

Artist: Ryan Bodenheim

Bodenhiem’s artwork is strong and clean elevating Paknadel’s script through strong visuals. The panelling, colouring and lettering add nice touches to the book. Tony’s growth is at the heart of the comic and Bodenheim does a perfect job putting him there, perhaps better than he has in some of his own titles lately.

On a final note, Dave Stewart’s cover is kinetic, energetic and above all fun!

Overall Thoughts

People miss Strange when there are no sorcerers, monsters look ugly when they invade. Alex Paknadel does the almost unimaginable by making a great stand-alone story within a comic event. Tony’s redemption arc is a fresh take on the egotistical billionaire and finally seeing his using brains over brawn is the cherry on the cake.

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