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Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

From the mind of Tradd Moore!

Doctor Strange awakens alone in a distant world not his own. Lost of purpose and surrounded by danger, the wandering sorcerer must explore this land of blades and mystery to unravel arcane secrets and escape the deadly horrors that lie in wait!

From the fantastical mind of creator Tradd Moore (Silver Surfer: Black) comes a Strange story like you’ve never seen!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
30 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Tradd Moore and Heather Moore have gone back to the basics. They give readers a Strange that feels like he’s commanding the panels around him and beckoning you to turn the page. Fall Sunrise is a late but auspicious arrival to the conversation of 2022’s best comics.

  • 90


    You need to read Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise with eyes wide open, willing to accept what you get isn’t hand-feeding you answers nor delivering a conventional-style story. This is an artistic masterpiece with a vision that’s hard to deny or put down. Could the story used a bit more cohesion to make sense of it all? Probably, but then maybe your experience would be disrupted since this is more about the unknowable weirdness of Doctor Strange’s daily mission. Tradd Moore’s work here is brilliantly original and gloriously dreamlike. It’s a delight.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    Doctor Strange: Fall Sunset gets a lot of points by simply being unlike anything being put out by the major publishers right now. But, beyond its uniqueness there’s some solid storytelling and truly breathtaking art going on here. There is a bit of pretentiousness going on here that might push some people away, but for those who give it this a shot, they’ll be very pleased.

  • 85

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1 is a strange (*heh*), dreamy, trippy fairytale that follows the titular hero in a strange limbo as he follows a quest whose goal he can’t quite remember. The trippy art is an acquired taste, but it suits this story beautifully.

  • 75

    Graphic Policy

    Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1 is a fine example of where Moore’s strengths lie. Strange has awakened in a strange land unsure of where he is and what he’s to do. Like diving into an open world video game, he wanders attempting to put the pieces of the puzzle together. What’s going? Honestly, I can’t say beyond a magical world that feels like I should be dropping acid in. Weird ghost like creatures, more down to earth animals, and a likely enemy that’s ominous and mysterious all are introduced.
    The story itself is an interesting one with a dreamlike style. There’s a poetic flow to it at times reminding me of Poe during moments that feel like madness sinking in.
    Moore’s art is the highlight here with visuals that will have you lingering on the page long after you have finished the words. It’s a beautiful and beyond unique look that stands out from the rest of the comics on the shelves. If you’re a fan of pop art, beautiful comic art, or what makes comics unique, this is one to definitely check out.

  • 75

    Geek'd Out

    As for what the book is about, well, I couldn’t really tell you — and I mean that as a compliment! Fall Sunrise carries in the grand tradition of the best Doctor Strange runs that are so deeply coated in psychedelic nonsense that you just have to stop asking questions and go with it. (…) Something else that works in Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise’s favor is its unclear place in the broader universe. (…) Because Fall Sunrise is so kooky and dubious, however, you could make a case that it’s meant to be read in full and not in weekly increments like it’s being published in. If you need a strong narrative hook to keep you invested from the jump, then this series may not be for you, at least not immediately.

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