I read most of this a few weeks ago after I ordered it on Amazon. I've been wanting to read this for a loooooong time, since I heard that this was considered possibly the greatest Dr. Doom story (And one of the best Strange stories, as well.). Well, I did think that the art was lush and great, but I was very disappointed in the story. It just seemed too wordy, and there was too much exposition. There really wasn't any humor either, which is not really what I expected from a Roger Stern story. I do think that Doom (And Strange too, for that matter.) was portrayed and written well, but I was expecting something deeper. I guess that I just didn't find it to be as emotional as most reviews lead me to believe. But I just found it to be too exposition heavy, it felt like Claremont was writing it. Maybe I was just expecting more, I don't know. I would give it 3 stars out of 5. It was well-crafted (Which is what I expected from Stern.), but it was mostly average in terms of writing.