doctor strange: damnation Archives

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.
However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 cover by Rod Reis Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the[...]
Comics for Your Pull Box April 18th, 2018: Action Comics #100, ' Nuff Said
Where do you go from there? Well, Charles Soule and Mike Henderson will be filling us in on that this week. Iron Fist #80 cover by Jeff Dekal Iron Fist #80 The past two issues of Iron Fist have been underwhelming in the grand scheme of this run, but, with the series coming to an apparent and my love of Danny Rand undiminished, I[...]
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16 cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez
It complicates further when Mephisto himself approaches Ben Reilly. Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16 cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez Scarlet Spider #16 is a fun if unnecessary spin-off to Doctor Strange: Damnation It doesn't add anything of note to the story and really only serves to give Ben something to do on his own. That[...]
Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis
Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider goes to meet Mephisto himself. Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis Damnation #3 gets some points for bringing together the battle between the Ghost Rider-Avengers and Wong's Midnight Sons for which we've been waiting Unfortunately, it takes a while to get there, and it doesn't show much of it. That last point[...]
comics for your pull box 3/21/18
This one comes from writers Zep and Lewis Trondheim and artist Dominique Bertail. Iron Fist #78 cover by Jeff Dekal Iron Fist #78 Ed Brisson's Iron Fist ties into Doctor Strange: Damnation this month, and Danny Rand is forced to confront his past sins in Mephisto's hybrid of Hell and Las Vegas. Damian Couceiro joins the Living Weapon's book this month[...]
Doctor Strange #387 cover by Mike del Mundo
Doctor Strange has been beaten, broken, and left to die by Mephisto after the Sorcerer Supreme attempted to cheat his way into saving Las Vegas. Fortunately, some old friends have come to Stephen's aid. Does it make for a good read?
Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis
With this motley crew, Wong lays out his plan, and the group heads to Las Vegas. Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 continues to highlight many of the problems that made Damnation #1 a rough ride The opening scenes have narration from Stephen Strange treating what he did like a whoopsie-daisy,[...]