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Subj: Doctor Strange #3: Right or Wong?
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 at 06:28:38 pm EDT (Viewed 328 times)

Doctor Strange 003 (2018)

You know that this "Universe 8" crap is a hot mess when Turk Barrett competent is a more competent, interesting and deadly a supervillain than Marvel's iconic Super-Skrull! This "Return Of" was so underwhelming - although Strange pawning him put's a point in Doc's recovering track record. His half decent supervillain face off and "repeated" use of The Time Stone helped detract from his casual and uninspired increasing number of Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind. Kanna appears to be just your random arcanoligist afterall and decent enough No-Prize reason for Stephen's ongoing survival as a space cadet. From the sorcerer's POV she is a nice enough 'sidekick' and easy mark to screw over should she challenge his mystic morals. Wow he's got an established thing for problematic mindwiping, eh?

Also from Strange's POV, he examines the Skrull's cultural mindset which had which seem notable interpretation to read for future Skrull stories by the writer. This "Skrull Empire Rebuilding" is as annoying as the "Kree Empire Rebuilding" in their easy peasy plot device ambiguity. Secret Invasion was the last big hit the Skrull Race took, right? It was a big % loss, wasn't it? 'Course they must've had 2+ years Marvel Time to rebuild - easy peasy; although interestingly enough Dr. Strange confirms his sliding timescale placement by stating he's been magicking for 10 years.

Although the journey to this issue was disagreeable, overall this main story was strong enough. The epilogue felt a bit of dramatic fail. Who could that be crashing the Sanctum Sanctorum that Bats recognizes other than Loki? Who else could it be besides the chronologically challenged Trickster that readers know he'd recognize? Mephisto seems as more unlikely. explain Why not give us a teaser look at him? Now that would be exciting. The intruder looks male. Does the fact that he got by defenses mean he must be good? Maybe one of the Midnight Sons? Any handbook guy name would bring more Q-Rating than Kanna. And if it is someone only Bats knows and we don't then the mystery guessing is unfair. Right? Or maybe Wong?

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