As New Comic Book Day (also known as “Wednesday”) rolls around, have you thought about reading Doctor Strange from Marvel comics? Let the team of Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, and Tim Townsend convince you to take a look.
It’s a wonderful time to be a comic book movie fan, and an even better time to be a comic book fan. The occult-leaning Doctor Strange will soon grace the silver screen. But before you head to the cinema, check out the new, ongoing series to see what all the fuss is about.
The art is truly magnificent on Doctor Strange; we have Chris Bachalo on pencils and colors (with assists here and there) and a stable of inkers (Townsend, Vey, Irwin, et al.) to bring the visuals to life. Every page is a treat for the eyes. We see amazing amount of details on every panel, and even behind and around them. Bachalo picks great color palettes to really create emotional resonance. We get bright colors when the action is bursting from the page; we get muted, dreary colors when the scene is dire.
Coupled with a story by Jason Aaron, Doctor Strange is a fascinating book: something is happening behind the scenes of reality. The magic that makes up our dimension (and ever other one) is in danger and Sorcerers Supreme are being hunted and killed. The stakes are truly, very high, and what has been lost already is devastating.
By the Eye of Agamotto!
If you’re looking for a classic Marvel comic, reborn for our new age, you don’t want to miss the latest adventures of the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a feast for the eyes with an engrossing story that will keep you turning the page every month, for sure. Plus, see what all the hubbub is about before Mr. Cumberbatch makes the role his.
So, yes: You should be reading Doctor Strange.