Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Doctor Strange #16

   As I mentioned recently, Doctor Strange's greatest villain is Dormammu - and the Dread One finally makes a return appearance in the latest issue (as the cover makes plain).

   And it feels like a classic tale as Strange, his power still depleted after the attack of Empirikul (and a few other menaces since), has to confront an attack by his powerful enemy.

   It's a great wrapup to the followup to the Empirikul story, and it's been fun to see Strange contend with old familiar faces.

   The solution here is a bit too pat and convenient, but it's easy to forgive - it's a heck of a lot of fun to see Strange, Dormammu and Baron Mordo square off again.

   Once again, terrific work by writer Jason Aaron and the legion of artists: Chris Bachalo, Cory Smith, Al Vey, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Tim Townsend and Cory Smith.

   (Of course, yu can't have everything: Dormammu is still a giant. I like him better when he's human-sized - but maybe that's just me.)

Grade: A-


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