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Doctor Strange #17

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


As the Blood Hunt tie-in rumbles towards its blood-chilling conclusion, Wong must stalk the monster that his closest friend has become. Even if he can overcome the beast, can Wong bring himself to put down Stephen Strange? Is there anyone the agent of W.A.N.D. can turn to. or has the Sanctum Sanctorum become a killing jar?

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Interesting installment that raises the level of tension, mysteries, terror and emotion of the Blood Hunt event and continues to enhance the story of the supreme sorcerer, the next issue closes this supporting story arc.

  • 91

    Comic Watch

    Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry continue their run with the Master of Mystic Arts, and gives us one of the best books currently on the stands. Whether it’s the tongue in cheek characters like Bats, or Mordo trying to escape the mirror dimension, the book continues to deliver. If you’re not reading it, do yourself a favor and pick it up.

  • 80


    While the series has done a good job fluctuating between the main story and giving each supporting cast member a moment in the spotlight, this issue, and arc have done a particularly good job with that, With the future of Doctor Strange unclear with only one more issue currently solicited, this issue can’t help but feel a bit like the beginning of a farewell. In the spirit of that, the issue does a nice job closing out this tie-in story while setting up the next issue. Moreover, the storytelling in this story finds its strength in depicting a campy comic adventure and preparing readers for what feels like the beginning of a new chapter for everyone at the Sanctum.

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    Doctor Strange Blood Hunt #17 is a beautifully crafted and engaging issue that offers a heartwarming and exciting adventure, with Bats the ghost dog stealing the spotlight as the true hero of the story. Bats the dog is a very good boy indeed.

  • 70

    Doctor Strange isn’t on hiatus despite its title character having his body possessed for the past few months, and writer Jed MacKay has managed to keep the series fun and interesting while he also guides the larger “Blood Hunt” event. Artist Pasqual Ferry and colorist Heather Moore have a lot of fun with the concept that is explored here, the kind of off the wall narrative that only comics can make work. This one is a hoot, and will keep readers happy while the Blood Hunt carries on.

  • 58

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Doctor Strange #17 is certainly an imaginative way to end this two-part tie-in to Blood Hunt, but imagination unfettered isn’t always a good thing. MacKay throws a whopper of a Deus ex machina at the wall to put all the toys back in the Marvel toy box, leaving you feeling impressed with the ballsiness of it and simultaneously let down by the silliness of it. Give bonus points to Pasqual Ferry for his excellent art.

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