REVIEW: Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1
In The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1 by Danny Lore, Dylan Burnett, Mike Spicer, and Travis Lanham, with a main cover by BossLogic, we get another tie-in to the ongoing Death of Doctor Strange event… and this one features none other than the Daywalker himself, Blade!
The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1
This issue features a main cover by noted Twitter provocateur BossLogic (he is constantly posting Spider-Man: No Way Home spoilers and fancasting Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider).
First and foremost, the art in this book is incredible, as is the coloring! You’ll notice both as soon as you turn to the first page, which features a flashback rendered in a retro newsprint aesthetic.
But as soon as you start to read the issue, you’ll soon be swept away! This interesting narrative pulls from Marvel Comics continuity (such as the fact that Blade and Doctor Strange once teamed-up to rid the Earth of vampires using the Darkhold) and tells an interesting story about what happens with the undead when the Sorcerer Supreme has passed away. The fact that the undead would have a “Doc’s Dead” party in the wake of Strange’s death is a macabre and fitting detail.
Another interesting continuity element of this story is that it takes place in Pripyat, a town that was abandoned after the nuclear incident at Chernobyl. If you’ve been following The Winter Guard, you’ll remember this fact well!
Finally, this issue did a great job with the lettering, especially the narrative boxes, which were done in a very cool white-on-orange style… which seems fitting for an issue that places an emphasis on the sartorial choices of the characters!
Have you had a chance to pick up The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1 yet, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this issue?
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