REVIEW: Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1
In The Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1 by Tini Howard, Ig Guara, Dijjo Lima, and Joe Caramagna, with a main cover by David Nakayama, we get another story about magic fallout in the wake of the death of Doctor Strange… but this story is equally focused on the relationships between three members of the Bloodstone family!
Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1
If you don’t know the history of Elsa Bloodstone, the salient points are that she’s a foul-mouthed monster hunter who carries both the natural hunting skill of her father, Ulysses, as well as a shard of the Bloodstone gem, which magically augments her inherited abilities.
Even if you’ve never picked up a Marvel Comics issue with Elsa in it before, you’ll be able to enjoy this issue: the comic does a good job of including key elements of the character’s backstory and abilities into dialogue that is found in the first act, so you be brought up to speed before the action really kicks in (relatively speaking – the first few pages concern a demon trying to mate with a London bus, so).
As the story continues, we learn that Elsa and her angry brother Cullen have a sister, Lyra. At first, they think she might actually be a monster, which is sort of understandable, considering their family background. However, by the end of the issue, they have fully accepted her as a member of the family, a satisfying conclusion…
And hopefully we’ll see more of all three siblings in future storylines!
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If you’re interested in picking up a copy of The Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1 for yourself, one may be available at your Local Comic Shop (LCS) today. Did you get a chance to read this issue? Let us know what you thought in the comment section!