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Strange #9

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Stephen Strange Is Alive!

Clea is finally reunited with her husband, Stephen. But it’s a bittersweet reunion, as the Blasphemy Cartel unleash their deadliest weapon yet… What is it? More like WHO is it?!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist
Variant Cover Artist

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Jed MacKay’s Strange has been a fun building block toward the next chapter of the character in the Marvel Universe, but Strange #9 proves that this dynamic between Stephen and Clea is one that shouldn’t end. Featuring stellar artwork by Marcelo Ferreira (inks by Roberto Poggi, and colors by Java Tartaglia), Strange #9 is an extended action set piece that showcases not only his ability to distill these beats down into great moments but also in bringing the unique characters of this narrative to life. It seems like Strange as a title will be ending with the next issue but if they could keep the magic going like this issue had its a series that should have run forever.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Mackay crafts a thrilling and entertaining story in this issue. Everything is coming to a head and the story is filled with great moments between Clea and Stephen as well as exciting action and stakes. The progression of the plot is fantastic and everything comes together to an amazing cliffhanger finale that makes me excited to see what happens next.

    The Art: Ferreira delivers some amazing art in the issue. All of the visuals match the energy of the plot and the visual style is perfect for the thrilling action.

  • 90


    ‘Strange’ reaches the endgame as the dual Sorcerers Supreme begin a final confrontation with the Blasphemy Cartel which leads them to another deceased former ally as well as the secret behind the Cartel. Every issue of this series has been such a magically engaging experience, with great character depth and moments as well as stunning visuals and vivid colors all structured to maximize the effect of this tale. Truly a must-read series.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Again–it really feels like MacKay is leaning in the direction of bringing Stephen back as Sorceror Supreme. Clea doesn’t seem nearly as fascinating in this issue as she has in previous issues. It begins to feel like MacKay might even be losing interest in her, which is really too bad as she’s been a hell of a lot more interesting than he’s been in quite some time. With any luck, MacKay or some other writer can take a closer look at Clea in the months to come before Stephen’s inevitable return to the center of Bleecker Street.

  • 75


    Strange #9 sets up a great cliffhanger for what should be a must-read finale. The concept of Stephen Strange as the Harvestman is fully realized here and he lets loose his abilities in exciting ways. Throw in some good gory violence and Strange #9 is a raucous good time.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    With Strange wrapping up in the next issue and evolving into something else, it’s a reminder of why Marvel frustrates me and why I’ve fallen off so many of their works for so long. A series that actually dealt with Clea as the Sorcerer Supreme and interactions with others would have been interesting. But it’s an epilogue to a past project and a setup for a future one and it brought out Strange almost from the start, albeit as the Harvestman. That’s not bad but it just keeps us from engaging with Clea when she should have been the focus. This issue does some nice stuff in relation to how she views Stephen and her life with him, and the new complications, while also providing for some fun but forgettable action sequences. Consequences, once again, feel slight.

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