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Doctor Strange by Greg Pak
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it was ok
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I am a huge Dr. Strange fan. So while I didn't see a need for yet ANOTHER origin story I figured "hey..it's Greg Pak", so I bought it. Well Pak should stick to the Hulk. This should have been called "Pedestrian Origin" instead because it is pedestrian.

Pak's Strange just doesn't do it for me. For some reason his Wong is a Bruce Lee style mage. His Ancient One goes from being a somber font of mystical power and knowledge to a cackling old fool (who of course is smarter than he seems). His Dr. Strange does really stupid things-like punching people with his destroyed hands (why?), his Strange is barely a low level apprentice-yet he and Wong are tasked with recovering incredibly powerful magical rings. Seriously the Ancient One saying "No takesy backsies"..um yeah...sooo this incredible old archmage, that lives in Tibet, speaks like an Floridian grandmother. Lovely.

The art? Nothing great, not even that good. Couple the mediocre art with this pedestrian story peopled with pedestrian versions of popular figures and this falls in the 2 star range. his was an origin story that shouldn't have been written. It demeans the wonderful world of Dr. Strange and the practitioners of magic. It would have been no loss if this was never written.
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Reading Progress

September 20, 2017 – Started Reading
September 20, 2017 – Shelved
October 3, 2017 – Shelved as: comics
October 3, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Anne Agreed. This one was nothing to crow about.


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