MEET GENERAL STRANGE!
Stephen Strange is a doctor who has sworn to do no harm. But there’s another, darker side to him, and it’s his duty to win at any cost. Can Stephen best his mirror image, trained through thousands of years of mystic war?
Un Cómic MásThe comic ends with a cliffhanger moment that will take your breath away...a revelation that feels like a betrayal. Art is an art full of brightness and colors that raise the mystical and psychedelic tone to a level of styling and amazing aesthetic beauty.
AIPTOverall, Doctor Strange #7 is a great start to the second arc “Don’t Let the Ashes Fill Your Eyes” by raising the stakes monumentally. This issue takes advantage of a long-forgotten Doctor Strange story and revives it with a new terrifying twist. This all leads to a cliffhanger that, although very predictable, will play a huge role in how the remaining pieces fall into place. Furthermore, this creates a riveting start to the next chapter in Mackay and Ferry’s run on Doctor Strange.
ComicBook.comDoctor Strange and General Strange come toe-to-toe in a battle of the wits, a fight fought with words and strategy over spells and mystical castings. MacKay presents an exceptionally fresh conflict, one in which Stephen is left to grapple with his future self's murderous path despite his oath as a doctor to save lives no matter what the cost. The water that is the War of the Seven Spheres is beginning to simmer once again, and if MacKay and Ferry can make it boil, Strange fans may have a serious hit on their hands.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: MacKay crafts a dark and thrilling story for Strange in this issue. I like seeing Stephen face a darker version of himself and how that darkness can seep out of him as he finds himself dealing with beings who already succeeded in killing him once and now need his help. I love the budding conflict within Clea as well as she is tempted to be the warlord she always thought she should be. I look forward to seeing where this story goes next. The Art: Ferry delivers beautifully detailed and magical looking art throughout the issue. I love the character designs and the visual representation of magic in the issue.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsDoctor Strange #7 may be the strongest issue in MacKay’s run to date as General Strange enters the public stage to make his intentions known with a killer introduction. Technically, this is a setup issue, but the writing and art combine to kick off one heck of a challenge for Doctor Strange.
Comic WatchDoctor Strange #7 starts off with a very underwhelming follow up to General Strange’s backstory reveal from the previous issue. That combined with General Strange’s overdesigned aesthetic takes a lot away from this story, although MacKay and company do end up reeling things back by the end of the issue.
The Comicbook DispatchDoctor Strange #7 continues the confrontation between Dr. Strange and General Strange. The exchange between Stephen and his darker self was well-written and the emotional writing for the character is compelling in the comic. However, said confrontation wasn’t really that eventful as it could’ve been. While the main event wasn’t that suspenseful, the rest of the comic did a fine job setting things up for the next issue that should make things more interesting.