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WandaVision: Marvel Boss Kevin Feige on Why Doctor Strange Cameo Cut
That was not always the case according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige who confessed in an interview with Rolling Stone that Stephen Strange himself, played by Benedict Cumberbatch actually shot his cameo that tied to the direct plot of the series before it ended up in the cutting room floor. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios Why[...]
MJ (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Photo: JOJO WHILDEN)
Joining him will be his latest Marvel Cinematic Universe stepdad Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as Doctor Stephen Strange, who will take over the "mentorship" role established originally by Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark/Iron Man in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. MJ (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Photo: JOJO WHILDEN) Catching[...]
Doctor Strange #4 cover by Jesus Saiz
Stephen Strange is a very flawed hero, and this comic highlights that in an interesting and kinda gutsy manner. It's still good, but it could have been so much better if it were just told beginning-middle-end instead of the unnecessary scrambling with which we were presented. Doctor Strange #4 art by Jesus Saiz Jesus Saiz one again fires[...]
Doctor Strange #3 cover by Jesus Saiz
They are successful to a point, but Stephen Strange is far from being the Master of the Mystic Arts again Against all odds, this search leads them to a world inhabited by Skrull refugees It is here that Stephen and Kanna find an old Avengers foe and an immensely powerful item. Doctor Strange #3 cover by[...]
Doctor Strange #1 cover by Jesus Saiz
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] We are shown a previous showdown between Doctor Strange and an other-dimensional elder god before jumping to the present, where Stephen Strange's connection to the magic of the world has begun to gradually fade It is gone completely before long, and he must either face life without magic or find a means of remedying[...]
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.
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[...]
Doctor Strange #388 cover by Mike del Mundo
While it's difficult to shake the impression that this is all filler while the main story rides out in Damnation proper, this isn't a bad way to handle a filler story. Calling it filler actually feels unfair, as there is some character work being done with Stephen Strange in this comic, as Bats tries to shake[...]
Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis
The opening scenes have narration from Stephen Strange treating what he did like a whoopsie-daisy, Wong seems unwilling to admit that Strange messed this one up, and even Ghost Rider talks about how Doctor Strange has caused messes like this before. However, there is enough unique and enjoyable content in Damnation #2 to better offset the[...]
Doctor Strange #386 cover by Niko Henrichon
While the opening scene with Doctor Strange and the ghost of Bats had the right kind of charm to it, the sequence of Strange playing cards with Mephisto shows that Nick Spencer and Donny Cates may not know the kind of story they have constructed. Considering the horrific images shown in the last issue and the[...]
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis
I generally love Stephen Strange, but he has caused even further torment to a city already suffering from a different superhero-caused catastrophe Mephisto even has a line about how the past actions of Marvel's heroes will almost certainly end up with them in Hell, and you can't help but believe him considering what Strange has[...]