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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Dr Strange: The Last Days of Magic
By The Masked Medic
When I last read Dr Strange, he was just about to come face to face with a mysterious organization who were slowly, slowly, wiping out all the magic there was in all the various dimensions. Finally, they reached Dr Strange’s one and the battle was on.
The novel starts with the Emperikul, this mysterious group having finally reached Dr Strange at his Secret Sanctum. Strange, who is losing, is at the last moment teleported away, just as the Emperikul destroy what they think are the final remains of magic from this dimension. However, Dr Strange and a few of his magical allies band together to find old relics that may have some magic left in them. Just as they’re about to challenge the Emperikul, news comes that something more sinister may have been unleashed in the chaos.
This was the first Marvel series, where I read a second novel in the series. I have to say that I thought the first half of this novel was really exciting, but that as it progressed, I found myself losing my enthusiasm. I found it really odd, that the villains who draw power from science, didn’t bother to find out that Dr Strange was a surgeon before he was a sorcerer, so he knows all about science!
The artwork was quite good in the first few issues, but that last issue had too many different styles for me. I will say that I thought the covers, were really lacking. Overall, a pretty good novel, and I think it’ll be a good series if it continues like this!
When he steps up, I can’t deny that he really does step up!
Dr Strange. No explanation needed.
Story Arc: ★★★
Character Development: ★★★