With Journey Into Mystery #108, featuring The Might Thor in the story titled “Loci Prince Of Evil!” We have a story consisting of 3 grand scenes, starting off with Thor saving a young boy via a hammer strike from afar.. and then Thor / Don Blake working to save the life in the OR of another marvel hero, One Doctor Strange! Lastly we have Loki facing off against Thor in a scheme that is more direct than what has been attempted in the last 8 issues – where we had Loki working more behind the scenes manipulating other villains. But is this epic battle, everything it could be and should be? I will get into that down below. (more…)
Journey Into Mystery #108
March 18, 2013 | Drew | (No Comments)
Loki Prince of Evil!
Journey Into Mystery #107
March 7, 2013 | Drew | (No Comments)
When The Gray Gargoyle Strikes
After the two-part team up between Mr. Hyde and The Cobra, we get a new menace for Thor to deal with; and all without the apparent tampering of his brother Loki in the background – that being something that has been more often than not for about the last seven issues. But the new menace – whom has the power to turn anything he touches into stone that he gained during a lab accident – has ambitious goals of immortality and even greater power for himself. In fact he see’s defeating Thor and claiming Thor’s mightily hammer as a means to his goals. No matter how delusional his plan may be the Gray Gargoyle proves to be quite a real threat for the Asgardian God. But what of the events of the last two issues? what of Jane Foster’s feeling of Don Blake betraying Thor? is continuity addressed or left forgotten? more on that below. (more…)
Strange Tales #123
October 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Challenge Of Loki
For the first time that I recall seeing, Dr. Strange stole half the cover away from The Human Torch; to promote his feature, guest starring Thor. In this tale, Loki aims to trick Dr. Strange into helping him defeat Thor, but can such a trick work, or will Dr. Strange realize the truth in time to stop the evil plan?
This comic book review is for Doctor Strange: Season One; and with it I plan to uphold the same level of expectations i did for the other season one titles I reviewed. If you would like to know more about my methods or my view points on season one as a whole, you can check out my review of Fantastic Four: Season one, as I covered those in my introduction there.
But, I feel in some ways Doctor Strange is unique, among the classic marvel hero’s. Instead of smashing and beating up enemies, he usually obtained victory with wits, and a bit of magic. Limited most by his own imagination; he could easily achieve his goal with minimum direct confrontation. so as opposed to when I reviewed the Hulk story and expected to see him smash, In Dr. Strange I hoped to see him think. I hope to see the same elements that I feel drew in college age readers for his classic (even if Trippe and out there) Tales. (more…)
Fantastic Four #27
August 17, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)
The Search For Sub-Mariner!
For this comic book review I am reading Fantastic Four #27, and a story titled “The Search For Sub-Mariner!“, Yes, you have guessed right, the Sub-Mariner is back in Fantastic Four, for the first time since Fantastic Four Annual #1. Although Namor did have an appearance in Avengers #3 and #4.
But in this issue as you can see by the cover we also have a guest hero: Doctor Strange, in his first appearance out side of strange tales. But what role will he have in this fantastic tale? and is this a Classic or a wash? you will have to look below into my comic book review. (more…)
Strange Tales #121
August 15, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Witchcraft In The Wax Museum
For this comic book review, i have read the Dr. Strange feature from Strange Tales #121 titled “Witchcraft In The Wax Museum“. In this tale we see Doctor strange given a nine page feature to face off once again against the evil Baron Mordo, but in this battle the fate of Doctor strange’s life seems to be at stake, as he has but 24 hours to find and reclaim his own body for to die. (more…)
Strange Tales #120
May 16, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The House Of Shadows!
The second tale from Strange Tales #120 i am going to review is “The House Of Shadows!” featuring Dr. Strange master of the mystic arts. this comic book story according to its title page is “A tale of eerie enchantment told in the marvel manner!” but can it live up to this and the recent tales of Dr. Strange? (more…)
Strange Tales #117
March 22, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Many Traps Of Baron Mordo
For this comic book review I read Strange Tales #117 and the story featuring Dr. Strange Titled ”The Many Traps Of Baron Mordo” In this issue, we have a near foolproof plan of Baron Mordo to trap Dr. Strange and his home in another dimension. Then while he is trapped, the Barren plans to face and eliminate the ancient one.
But can the evil man’s plan work, or will Dr. Strange find a way to stand in the face of evil once again? (more…)
Strange Tales #116
March 5, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Return To The Nightmare World
The second tale that I reviewed today from Strange Tales #116 is Dr. Strange’s tale, titled “Return To The Nightmare World” and in this mystic story we have a feature length thriller that is reminiscent of the first appearance of Dr. Strange back in Strange Tales #110.
In this tale, we have nightmare trapping people in their sleep into the nightmare dimension so that they never wake up. Thus it is left to Dr. Strange, to do what only he can, stop nightmare and rescue the sleeping victims so that they can awaken. (more…)
Strange Tales #115
February 21, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
That’s right, after having several Dr. Strange stories under our belt, today we get to the origin of our Strange hero. but before i dive into that, if your here looking for the Human Torch story of this issue, please click here for my review of that one.
Dr. Strange is not so unlike our other marvel hero’s , and in fact may have a lot in common with the now cancelled Dr. Droom stories. He was a normal man, a surgeon, with very normal motives. Then like most Marvel comic hero’s a tragic event put him though is paces and lead him down the path that changed his life forever.
But I am not going to spoil the origin for you, it is good enough to be worth reading yourself, so I suggest that you pick it up in reprint, you can get it here:Doctor Strange, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) (more…)