/co/ doesn't like this book, does it? The recent issues story time barely got any responses; so why don't you like this book?
Read the 1st issue, didn't like it. Is he supposed to be a womaniser?
Also there was a giant teddy with a really obvious texture taken straight from an irl photo of a teddy. Overall, it was a poor 1st issue that didn't do its job of sucking in new readers.
The movie seems to have a little promise- so far showing a psychedelic aesthetic, nice costuming, and apparent focus on Strange's dimensional travel, as well as some respect for the source material. The clincher will be whether they fuck up the characterization with the new strange's almost stark-like attitude.
>Then, last issue, Aaron re-does the opening of his Thor run with Dr Strange
What is someone trying to kill all magic? I'm pretty sure Mark Waid just used that plot in his SHIELD run where he killed off some D list magic users
I meant he's facing a serial killer whose going after people of his own kind. Aaron's first Thor arc was that with someone going after all the Gods. Doc Strange has it where someone is hunting the sorcerer supremes.
If that's true that's really disappointing.
I guess it's in line with Marvel trying every so often to force Strange to be more like their other characters
This so hard. Its my first Dr. Strange book but not my first exposure to the character. Ive never seen him act... basically like a 20 year old idiot before. He seems like a rather serious guy to me.
>The recent issues story time barely got any responses
That's usually a sign that /co/ liked the book. The more we dislike a book, the more replies it gets. See: anything by Bendis or Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
Actually for cape comics /co/ works a little differently. Hated shit gets 500+ replies and autosages. Stuff that people like get ~50-100 replies or so. And stuff no one gives a shit about gets ignored.
I was prepared to like this. I generally like Aaron, but the way he wrote Strange here wasn't my cup of tea. I'm no Strange expert, the only Strange I've read was him in Hickman's New Avengers, and I really enjoyed him there.
Oh well other books out there.
You figure he was in his 30's in his origin story. He was already a successful surgeon and basically spent his fortune traveling the world looking for something to repair his hands. Sliding timescale may be bullshit, but if Kitty can go from 13 to mid 20's then Strange should be in his mid 50's at least
I'm an Aaron fan, Bachalo is my favorite marvel artist, and I love Dr. Strange. Visually, I'm loving it, but this characterization for Strange just isn't my cup of tea. Neither is the new magic rules they're setting up. Marvel's been nerfing a lot of their most powerful characters, (Black Bolt, Strange, Magneto, etc.) and I'm not a fan of seeing the characters that should be doing fantastical incredible shit be doing mundane things.
I like it. Would be bumping the thread right now but I like to read my physical copy first and comics are a day late over here in Britbongistan this week so I'm avoiding the thread until I get it.
He said he looked into burrowing in to a new book with the relaunches but his schedule was too full with creator owned books and side-projects.
He's making serious bank off Wic + Div, so I don't think he cares for the big 2 paycheck anymore.
I liked it. And I think it shows Strange slowly being overwhelmed by the weirdness of the occult that he can no longer control. With the current storyline (and eventual Next Writing Team) I'm sure that they'll get back to Strange having a commanding presence again. We just have to sit back and enjoy the sugar, and wait until they get around to serving the steak.
Marvel's plan seems to make everyone act like 15-20 year old snarky morons, because it's cool and easy to relate too!
They don't seem to want me as a customer anymore, so I won't be.
I'd like the last issue or two of main line Secret Wars book to see how it wraps and I think I'll be all done with Marvel.
>history of being a ladies' man
I've seen this in a Deadpool issue or something, but I never got this sense in any of the old Doctor Strange comics. I can't help but wonder if somewhere along the line, someone got him confused with Tony Stark.
There was a point Doctor Strange would just act as a wise and cryptic mentor and float between minor and major issues.
As a Sorcerer Supreme he should be a brilliant, mystic middle aged man. If they want to write about "quirky young wizard Strange" that should be a different comic clearly set in the past. Even then though, he'd probably be around 40.
as the guy that as storytimed strange since it got back i can say that
the #1 got the most attention, it was fine on the second one, then the #3 happened and made strange feel like a totally different character, so guess a lot of people dropped the book there
#4 seems to be getting the book back on "good" track but people dont trust it
Magic is broken across the board.
Witchcraft is sick in SW, Hercules mentions it too I think.
I love Dr Strange (the character) and I really wanted to like this but, no.
1) I hate the drawing style
2) The mysticism/occultism is poorly done.
3) Dr Strange isn't written as Dr Strange.
1 is a matter of taste but 2 and 3 are the real reasons why it's simply bad.
The Scarlet Witch does mysticism right and I'm really enjoying that comic. Which is ironic since I have grown to despise the Scarlet Witch over the years. But this comic is redeeming her in my eyes.
Or at least making me forget about the bad times.
Think about this:
People who pick up Dr. Strange probably want to see him slinging spells like bullets and fighting crazy mystic creatures from universes with no names.
This book, deletes all of that issue 1 and says this story will be a more physical Strange with no spells and all magical enemies are replaced by fucking robots.
This is a bad way to start a Strange solo since you are going against the core tenants of what people expect from the character and are replacing it with things that people can go to other books for.
This would have been a great second arc but I think Marvel is gearing toward a magic event since the mystery in Dr. Strange seems to be present in Scarlet Witch too.
I still want to know why Steven hand fixed hands and no gray stripes.
I still believe this is an impostor or snatched body from a Battleworld Strange.
Read (and bought) first issue, liked female snake demon, liked the art somewhat.
Villains are crap. Magic hunters are boring, and now they spent several issues hyping them, doesn't help.
Never bought second issue.
"Lol Wanda no worries you silly girl...except of course when Vizh, Agatha, and me all fuck up people will all think this magic babies thing was all you're idea so for us unlike you there are no worries hoho!"
And people call Wanda the crazy one.
I actually don't mind this series. This is my first time reading Doctor Strange so I can't say if hes coming across like Tony Stark or not. I like the art, and the first two issues were a nice read. After that I've felt a little meh about it.
Gee, I read the comic and all of that works for me.
Rather than starting at square one and doing a origin et cetera, I see it as a continuation of all the Strange comics, not just "here's Dr Strange." It doesn't go against the core tenants, it continues them. After all that's gone on, the man is just a shell. He knows tons, and can still do tons. But what happens when he runs out of magic, or when his magic starts to get the same treatments that his shattered hands gave his medical career? As for the robots- that's a good villain, it's something that he knows nothing useful about. People? he's a doctor. Magic? he's the ex- sorcerer supreme. Robots? ...take the batteries out or hit it with a hammer a lot of times.