Doctor Strange, Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird

Doctor Strange Vol The Way of the Weird Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond now witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth s Sorcerer Supreme Every spell cast comes at a cost but what happen

  • Title: Doctor Strange, Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird
  • Author: Jason Aaron Chris Bachalo Tim Townsend Al Vey Mark Irwin John Livesay Wayne Faucher Victor Olazaba
  • ISBN: 9780785195160
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth s Sorcerer Supreme Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he goOnly Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth s Sorcerer Supreme Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got thereor why all the monsters are chasing him And as a new visitor to Strange s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension Magic s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE 2015 1 5.

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    1. 3.5 starsI started out reading this one as single issues, because I was soooo excited, so I've already reviewed #1 & #2, and I'm not sure why I didn't keep going like that, but I didn't. Then so much time had passed that I'd forgotten what happened in the 1st two, which meant I had to re-read the whole thing. So, I figured I'd just use all my time management skills, & kinda squish it all together into one thingYikes. I'm rambling again, aren't I?Anyway. Doctor Strange: The way of the Wei [...]

    2. WARNING!! No Benedict Cumberbatch gifs were used in the writing of this review!Reading anything written by Jason Aaron is such a crap shoot – he’s alternately “all that and a slice of bread” and “what the hell did I just read”. Here, he sets his sights on Dr. Strange, a character I haven’t read in a million years.Basic character summary:One, day he’s an assh*le surgeon and then:Boom, he’s in an accident!Boom, his career as an assh*le surgeon is over and he’s looking for a way [...]

    3. This was a Christmas gift for myself. I really like Doctor Strange because how cool is he? He can battle in the astral, travel to different dimensions, remove nonphysical parasitic slugs from people's bodies the list goes on and on.Well, this one did not disappoint. So, I'm glad I took a chance and that $25 was worth it. In this collection, a technological enemy called the Empirikulis destroying magic. Zelma Stanton, librarian, meets the doctor, when she comes to him for assistance after discove [...]

    4. I’ve been fairly vocal with respect to my, um, strong feelings about Secret Wars, so I’ve been thrilled to find at least one post-SW title that I’ve enjoyed immensely, and the fact that it stars a character I’ve always loved but who never seems to have a consistently good book is gravy on the cake (what…you don’t put gravy on cake, you freaks?). Chris Bachalo is a hit-or-miss artist for me, but his style suits the stories Jason Aaron is crafting very well (it reminds me of the chemis [...]

    5. The Strange, the Weird & the All-Too-Familiar“Your daughter started cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? There’s this guy in the Village you should talk to. He helped my cousin Joey when the walls of his condo started bleeding.” Yep, the guy from Greenwich Village might be able to help. His name is Stephen Vincent Strange, aka Doctor Strange.In case you didn [...]

    6. The Sorcerer Supremes (magic love, oh magic love) in every dimension are being hunted down and killed by the technological inquisitors, the Empirikul and their lethal witchfinder wolves, who want to destroy all magic everywhere. Their next target? The Sorcerer Supreme of Earth: Doctor Stephen Strange. The Doctor used magic to protect the world - now he must protect the magic itself! Marvel relaunch their titles every other year which can be tiresome (this latest one was brought about by Secret W [...]

    7. What a ride!When it comes to movies, I watch both Marvel and DC with the same pleasure. But when it comes to comics, I prefer DC. I'm not sure why, but I just do.I had no clue about Doctor Strange before learning of the new Marvel movie featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (Stars, I love that actor!). So I saw the movie and thought about giving his character a try. It's unlikely I'll ever pick an older comic as I deeply dislike the old art style, so I went for this one. And I think I made a great choi [...]

    8. Sorcerer Supremes are being killed across dimensions and magic itself seems to be dying. Can Doctor Strange get to the bottom of things?The Way of the Weird collects issues 1-5 of the current run of Doctor Strange. First off, I love the art. Since they couldn't get Steve Ditko from the late 1960's to illustrate, Chris Bachalo is the next best thing. I loved his run on Shade the Changing Man during the 1990's and he's a perfect fit for Doctor Strange's dimension-spanning adventures.The story is p [...]

    9. What was I thinking? Why had I put this off for so long? Magic always has a cost, but this is definitely worth it. I should have paid the price a long time ago and picked these up and devoured them. :)Doctor Strange feels rather young and light of heart even if he's already Sorcerer Supreme in this title, complete with a mansion full of magic and a secret army of monks to take on his magical debts, but that's where the light tone and the humor comes to an end. The dark side of the magic becomes [...]

    10. I picked this up solely and entirely because of the upcoming movie. That will probably be true of at least half the people who read this, I would guess. It's definitely not a bad move. I have a basic idea of who Doctor Strange is, but I wouldn't have needed to. Aaron does a great job of getting new readers caught up without a lengthy rehash of Strange's origin, then spends the rest of the book filling in the magical system surrounding him. There's a serious price to pay for using magic, and Stra [...]

    11. Hey! All you folks who are freaking out over Hewlett Packard and the Cursed Working Draft! Over here! THIS is where the REAL magic is happening!Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo are smacking them out of the park one after the other after the other after the other on this book! THIS is my favourite comicbook at the moment and I've never even really been that much of a Dr. Strange fan!Magic itself is under attack by a terrifying and mysterious enemy, seemingly from beyond the multiverse The Sorcerors [...]

    12. Dr. Strange is one of my favorite characters. I am glad to see Jason Aaron do a great job with the story and the character.It is a wonderful look at what it really takes to be a Sorcerer Supreme. Dr. Strange is called upon, daily, to pay an enormous price- mentally, physically, spiritually, psychologically and even physiologically. He does this every minute of every day. It's a wonderful take on the price to be paid.The paying of prices factor heavily as a motif. I enjoyed the fact that Aaron's [...]

    13. Magical creatures are fleeing their normal realms and appearing on Earth.The cause isn't clear, but what is clear is all things magic are under attack.The Way of the Weird shows what life is like as the Sorcerer Supreme and it sucks. For all the grief other heroes like Spider-Man go through this volume made it clear that Stephen Strange likely has the worst hero job. The others at least get acknowledged for their actions, but to the general public Dr. Strange gets little credit for his sacrifice [...]

    14. Sort of lamely getting ready for the November 2016 Dr. Strange movie with Benedict Cumberbatch, which is to say I have only read the (good, I thought) recent volume by Brian K. Vaughn, and this one, though I did do some () research on his origins and history across the decades. Steve Ditko invented Dr. Strange through a 5 page rough that he brought to Stan Lee, and the first story was published in 1963 in Strange Tales. It was a way to weird the Marvel catalogue in the direction of the occult, t [...]

    15. Entertaining and insightful, The Way of the Weird tells us how magic comes with a price.By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, this was an amazing re-entry to the world of Doctor Strange! Jason Aaron does a masterful way of telling the dialogues in this series. There is no need for new fans to read the past issues because Aaron does a good job of filling in the details.I also love how they paired it up with Chris Bachalo's illustrations. Bachalo’s style creates a cartoonish vibe to the graphic novel. [...]

    16. Someone is destroying magic and Stephen strange has team up with all users of magic throughout all the realms to find a way to save magic itself. I really enjoyed this. It is nice to see someone finally making good use of such a great character with so much potential. There is a great scene where a woman comes from off the street seeking help for a blister on her head, turns out it has a mouth and teeth. Strange takes her through his lounge asking not to touch anything or speak to the snakes. So [...]

    17. "Abracadabra, you son of a bitch!"Jason Aaron destroys it with Doctor Strange, a total balance of humor, action, drama, characterization, world building, and killer illustrations by Chris Bachalo. And this is the first modern Doc Strange comic that skips the damn origin story. Finally! Fast forward and he has his own magical-medical practice in Greenwich Village and he treats one patient at a time. But he can't possibly imagine what's coming next!"Beware the shrubbery!"Aaron kills it with contex [...]

    18. Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.I'm on the fence with this one. There were things that I certainly enjoyed, but there was one major thing that I did not, and also I could not feel a big attachment to the characters.Doctor Strange is very convoluted and full of action, events and information. The story is colorful and strange. (Come on, you had to expect that one.) Strange himself is not really a character I managed to warm up to in this volume. Sure, he is funny and weird, but he is als [...]

    19. Bachalo has never really been a first choice of artist for me. While he does know how to keep a story flowing, I'm not a fan of some of his character work. That being said, Jason Aaron knows how to tell a good story, and that is what this is. Doctor Strange has been a regular character in The Avenger books thanks to Bendis and Hickman, and he's appeared in a few other titles too, but he's not had his own solo ongoing for a while. Thanks to what Bendis and Hickman did with him in their respective [...]

    20. I'm not going to lie, I don't know shit about Doctor Strange. All I know about him is that a movie is coming out, soon, starring my darling Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. From what everyone's been telling me about him, and from the trailers that I've seen so far, there's some mystical elements, something extraordinary at play when it comes to Doctor Strange.And this fucking excites me.I've watched the animated version of Doctor Strange' s story, and while I liked it, I wanted more [...]

    21. 4 stars"When all the birds fly away in a hurry, get ready for a storm." - ShamanIt seems to me that Aaron took the same approach to this as he did with Thor Vol. 1: The God Butcher. Basically instead of butchering gods this time he's got a new group butchering Sorcerer Supremes and magic all together. I had a very limited knowledge of Doctor Strange going into this. I essentially knew his origin and most of his capabilities. "Some days it sucks to be Strange."Shit really hits the fan in the last [...]

    22. Well I am very pleased Dr. Strange finally has his own regular on-going title again. It's been far too long. I'm guess it's probably been about 20 years. It's clear both Aaron and Bachalo mean to stamp their own styles onto the character, whether it's a perfect fit is up for debate. Longtime readers will notice some changes. Strange's famous cape looks and behaves differently. The Doctor's row-house sanctum sanctorum is upgraded to a stand-alone Mansion. Still in Greenwich Village. A stand-alone [...]

    23. Interesting stories full of strange ideas and totally gorgeous artwork. I got this from the library and its so fantastic that I am buying my own copy.

    24. 3.5 StarsExcellent! Once again Aaron has managed to wield his magic wand and write something classic but still fresh without being overwhelming modern. Previously, Dr. Strange (at least to me) was always supremely confident and very powerful, capable of handling just about everything which I think is why he was always hard to include in "regular" crime fighting stories.Now, it is revealed very explicitly that magic comes at a price (as it should), resulting in ulcers and nightmares among other t [...]

    25. Weirder things than usual are happening in Doctor Strange's world. His magic is failing for no apparent reason, Sorcerers Supreme from other dimensions are being killed, and it looks like the cost of Doctor Strange's years of casting spells are finally catching up with him. With the help of his assistant Wong and his new patient and book organizer, Zelma Stanton of the Bronx, Strange looks into a strange new threat lurking in the netherworld dimensions that appears to be systematically eradicati [...]

    26. Okay, yup. That was completely weird. One might suggest it strangely apropos. Basically, reading this comic is what I imagine taking LSD might be like, but luckily I'm able to put the trade down and walk away for a little while. If you were actually tripping, you might not be able to get away from the weird so quickly. So I hate magic. Why am I reading this then? Good question. I don't know the answer. I do like the art. And at first, I was genuinely excited to see Zelma the librarian. Who totes [...]

    27. Absolutely brilliant. Stephen Strange was in need of a good ongoing title for a long time, and it's finally here! Jason Aaron is such a natural choice for the Doctor Strange series. He nails the story and the characters perfectly. And Chris Bachalo, while not my favourite artist, is also a perfect fit for the tone of the book, with pages full of gorgeous psychedelic patterns, tentacles, branches and all sorts of crazy stuff. It looks incredible.Doctor Strange is probably my favourite ongoing Mar [...]

    28. Fun. It's nice to look beyond the world-ending events and see what an average day in the life of the Supreme of Sorcerers must be like. I mean, if you're aware of magic at all times, is it like being a telepath who constantly hears voices? Is it like that Kevin Bacon movie (no, the other one)?Stephen Strange is just resigned to his fate - "sigh, another ectoplasmic bath - well at least I can save on hair gel" - just getting sucked into dealing with an entity he passed on the sidewalk (quite lite [...]

    29. It's not easy to get this character and his world right AND give it a fresh spin. I was a little curious about how the Stephen Strange character would fare in subtle-as-a-sledgehammer Jason Aaron's hands, and the result is better than I could have hoped for. It is as brutal as any of Aaron's other comics, and as bonkers as Dr. Strange is supposed to be. Chris Bachalo's art is the perfect balance of classic Ditko trippiness and the kind of grimdark fantasy Aaron traffics in his Marvel books.The W [...]

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