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Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #3: Right or Wong?
Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 at 12:02:25 pm EDT (Viewed 221 times)
Reply Subj: Doctor Strange #3: Right or Wong?
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 at 06:28:38 pm EDT (Viewed 329 times)
Quote:Doctor Strange 003 (2018)
Quote: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?
Another excellent issue. The narration is such a pleasure. Succinct and with a personality.
Kanna is a fun new character who hopefully will survive this particular story line. I've been expecting her to betray Stephen. What a delightful twist Waid gave us! Stephen betrayed Kanna! He didn't harm her, of course. In fact one could argue he may have saved her from disaster. Nevertheless, he lied to her and altered her memories. Yes, he had a very good reason for doing so. But he did it.
I still expect Kanna to betray Stephen at some point. I do, however, expect her to feel remorse and possibly even double back to save him from whatever bane whose clutches she left him in.
The artifacts are nifty.
Stephen's reaction to dealing with a Skrull sorcerer - "Nope. Nope. Nope" - was thought-provoking. Consider the hair-raising stunts Doctor Strange had only just recently partaken of. Yet a Skrull sorcerer gave him pause. I like that. It makes the Skrulls seem really dangerous, as they should.
The Skrull homeworld was surprising in its lack of technology. An explanation was given - who needs a car when you can morph into a bird? - but still, the Skrulls are a spacefaring race, so where is their space stuff? A mystery for another day, I guess.
Super Skrull was awesome as always. Using his Skrull subjects to form his throne was perfectly arrogant as befits a Skrull emperor. He was outfighting both Stephen and Kanna and only lost because Stephen used the Time Stone. I mean, let's face it, Doctor Strange with the Time Stone is pretty much unbeatable.
And then at the end: Bats the Ghost Dog! I wouldn't have known who he was, but you guys told me right here on this board, so I got all excited when I saw the guy.
I can't do justice to your continuity comments so I won't try. As usual, I'm happier than many because I know less than most, so very little bothers me.
The art was top notch.
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