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Doctor Strange #384

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


Doctor Strange has acquired the biggest weapon he could imagine to finally take back his Sorcerer Supreme title from Loki. But will it be enough? The life of someone Stephen cares about lies in the balance, and where Loki goes, innocent life doesn’t always stay safe…


Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    Even as the penultimate issue of the storyline, Cates is able to fit in a great fight but also weighted moments like between Wong and Stephen before what they believe to be his final showdown. Every issue leaves you wanting more without feeling cheated. This is the kind of storyline you tell friends with passing knowledge of the universe to get them to actually read the issues.

    Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s interior art creates a very specific look to this run. It’s raw gritty feel adds so much weight to scenes at times. Loki’s face of desperation and anguish are shown with such deliberate care for the character. We cannot talk about art without talking about Mike Del Mundo’s awesome Doctor Strange/The Void cover once again displaying Coates’ genius translated to page.

  • 95

    Comic Watch

    The finale of this arc is going to have to pull out all the stops here and I don’t think it will disappoint. I do wonder if the balance of humor may suffer when the final confrontation is played out. I hope not as its been a roller-coaster so far and perfectly balanced. Like a carefully crafted spell, it has all the right ingredients to keep us in its thrall.

  • 89


    Doctor Strange solo books have generally been a tough sell in recent years. Perhaps the biggest reason this series has succeeded, first under Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo’s hands and now under Donny Cates and Gabriel Hernandez Walta, is the notion that magic always has consequences. That idea is very much at the heart of this issue, as a Yggdrasil-empowered Strange takes on Loki. As entertaining as it is to see Loki fighting his true magical peer for a change, there’s also a sense of dread and unease driving the conflict. What price will Strange pay for tapping into this level of power? That fuels an issue balanced out by equal parts magical spectacle, humorous banter and a dramatic look at a man always paving his road to hell with good intentions. Walta continues to be an apt fit for that story. He captures the surreal nature of this magical conflict while also crafting a book that works as a perfectly ordinary character drama.

  • 85

    We Have A Hulk

    Doctor Strange continues to be one of Marvel’s strongest and most intriguing ongoing titles. I genuinely can’t wait to see how Loki and Zelma deal with the horror that Stephen unleashed at the end of this issue, as well as discovering the price Stephen will have to pay following his heavy use of magic! If you haven’t discovered this title yet, I would highly recommend picking it up!

  • 80

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    It’s an amazing time for Doctor Strange fandom. Donny Cates’ bag of tricks and ideas is clearly very deep. Walta and Bellaire build even more on the major artistic accomplishment that was Vision.

  • 65

    Comic Crusaders

    Stephen Strange brings this fight home when his anger against Loki reaches its peak. Loki acts like Strange is nothing more than a nuisance. And the level of destruction these two cause as they play out their power trip is incomprehensible. A great issue that takes us to another dimension of magic as only Mighty Marvel can tell the tale. Just when Loki thinks he’s gained the upper hand… to be continued.

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