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Doctor Strange #4

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

MEET WONG… AGENT OF W.A.N.D.!

Wong and magic super-spy Pandora Peters are reforming S.H.I.E.L.D.’s covert mystical organization. Their first mission? Find a supernatural serial killer who not only destroys magic but eats it! Who is this horrifying monster? And what future danger does it spell for Doctor Strange?

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Kindle Edition
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23 pages
Language
English
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This installment separates from Doctor Strange to show Wong and Pandora in action,

    Art is organic with textures that bring out the suspenseful tone of the story.

  • 97

    Comic Watch

    Doctor Strange #4 takes a fun break away from the magical couple to focus on Wong and W.A.N.D. The characters are portrayed in a fun manner and the art team highlights the capabilities of these magical secret agents.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Doctor Strange #4 focuses on an investigation. It initially seemed like an odd choice to separate this issue from Strange himself and put more emphasis on Wong and Pandora. It could come across as filler or a side story. Instead, it is about as on track as the plot could get. It exposes the true extent of what this mystery killer is doing, and perhaps the only way of doing it was to keep Strange out of the fact-finding part of the arc. I mentioned before that it has a lot of worldbuilding, but it is also punching holes. All of these monsters and beings are small parts of the Marvel Universe, but their being torn apart is having an impact, and I believe MacKay does an excellent job of depicting the vacuum that is left without them there.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Telling the story from Wong and Pandora Peters perspective is a great way to broaden the scope of the mystery in the series while developing the characters within it. The story is filled with great action and some dark humor that I really enjoyed. I enjoyed the progression of the mystery and how it shows the tension between Wong and Peters as they clash in ideologies while Peters works on her theory. It will be interesting to see what happens when she presents it to the suspect.

    The Art: Macdonald delivers some impressive, fun and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The location changes are beautiful and help showcase the scope of WAND’s mission.

  • 80

    AIPT

    Doctor Strange #4 is another strong issue in the series. Although there is a brief pause from the titular character’s main presence, Wong and Pandora carry an important role in the series. Throughout this story, it becomes more clear just what that role is and how it may play out in the coming issues.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    In a bizarre turn of events, the largest leap in storytelling for this run comes here in Doctor Strange #4 and neither Doctor Strange or Clea are involved in the slightest… at least not directly, that is. This time around, MacKay and MacDonald focus on Wong and Pandora Peters as they investigate the deaths of magic’s most evil wielders. The story is both separate and intertwined with that of the two Stranges, as we see at the end that one of them is Public Enemy #1 regarding the dead mages. After this issue, this storyline is barreling forward full steam ahead, and it doesn’t look like it plans on pulling any punches.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Doctor Strange #4 takes a second breather issue in a row to show readers all they ever wanted to know about the Agents of WAND. Despite the lack of Doctor Strange in his own title (he only appears in the last panel), this issue serves as a good primer for WAND fans. That said, Marvel is either going through massive retooling for this series, or MacKay doesn’t have a Doctor Strange story to tell and is simply treading water.

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