REVIEW: A Weird Continuation in DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #2
In The Death of Doctor Strange #2 by Jed MacKay, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela, and Cory Petit, with a main cover by Kaare Andrews, we get the next chapter in the saga… and it’s a weird one!
This issue is sort of two different chapters in one, and while it does introduce the big bad for the series, you may be wondering just what’s going on by the conclusion of the story!
At the conclusion of The Death of Doctor Strange #1, an alternate version of Strange has arrived at 177a Bleeker Street, and this issue wisely gives us some interesting developments on this “new” arrival. It turns out that he is an “excerpt” from Stephen Strange’s timeline: a week extracted from his personal chronology at a certain point in the past. This is a very interesting idea, and I hope we see it further expanded upon in subsequent issues (and beyond that, it would be a great addition to the second season of Loki on Disney+).
The parts of the issue I liked the most were about this Strange excerpt. Next, the story went on to cover the arrival of the villains for this story: the Three Mothers.
While these suitably weird villains were a decent battle, they didn’t have the same personal weight as the Strange excerpt. While I am interested to learn more about these antagonists, for me, the main event of this issue wasn’t the villains, it was the hero!
Strange Adventures to Come
This is just the second issue of The Death of Doctor Strange, so we know that the pieces are being moved into place and it remains to be seen how all this will play out.
However, I am hopeful that future issues are more focused on the Strange(s), not the villains!
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