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Doctor Strange #6

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Many years ago, Doctor Strange fought in a five thousand-year battle called the War of the Seven Spheres. But what was it? And how did it create the mysterious threat that plagues Strange today?

PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman – WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    This issue is peak Doctor Strange, and there’s no way around that. Jed MacKay turns out a script that’s nothing short of brilliant, taking all that’s good about the Sorcerer Supreme and amplifying it tenfold. Though Juan Gedeon’s style doesn’t initially mesh with the story being told, by the time you close the cover, you’ll be thankful for the change in art as it eventually melds together, becoming increasingly complex as Doc… er… General Strange crumbles.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Excellent comic that reveals where this interesting saga is going and discovers who the villain is, who is as powerful as Doctor Strange but with five thousand years more experience.

    Art has many textures and a sepia tone that gives it that cool retro vibe and creates the necessary atmosphere of horror and suspense with psychedelic touches.

  • 100


    Once upon a time ‘Doctor Strange’ fought the toughest battle of his life and now the consequences of that battle are coming back for their revenge. A rough, tough, and powerfully emotional flashback-style issue lays the groundwork for what comes next perfectly. Doctor Strange fans are getting the greatest gift with the current and most recent series.

  • 97

    Comic Watch

    Doctor Strange #6 is an excellent bottle issue that delves into one of the most heartbreaking versions of Doctor Strange we’ve ever seen. The art team captures the essence of war and magic perfectly, giving this book the gritty feel it needs to set it apart from others.

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay crafts a brilliantly dark and compelling story for Strange in this issue. Not only is it a brilliant indictment against war, but it is a fantastic psychological story of the cost of war on a man dedicated to saving lives. MacKay is taking Strange to new and interesting places in this series and I continue to be in awe of the ways the character and his story evolve. This is a great profile of the toil unending conflict can have on a person of principle and gives some much-needed humanity back to the Sorcerer Supreme.

    The Art: Gedeon crafts fantastic art throughout the issue. The style is wonderfully gritty to match the tone of the story and the fantastical elements of the plot are given brilliantly detailed life visually.

  • 85


    Doctor Strange #6 kicks off the second arc of the series by telling one of Stephen Strange’s most harrowing stories never told. Through this, we learn far more about General Strange and the role he has in the present. Things are heating up in Doctor Strange and this issue does a lot of heavy lifting to raise the stakes. Furthermore, this is another good entry in the series that is a can’t-miss.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Doctor Strange #6 finally does two things sorely lacking in this series. First, it introduces a memorable villain worthy of facing Doctor Strange. Second, it adds much-needed momentum to a floundering series. This issue is the best of MacKay’s run so far.

  • 60

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Doctor Strange #6 reveals the origin story of “General Strange” and what happened to make him into the man he is. While there are some aspects of the comic that are interesting when it comes to depicting moments of General Strange’s madness and brutality, the story unfortunately doesn’t fully deliver on the concept of Stephen Strange fighting a mystical war for millennia that drives him mad. On top of that, the bonus page tied to the upcoming G.O.D.S. story was sadly underwhelming in this comic.

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