Illustrated by Lee Garbett
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, is murdered in cold blood in the entryway of the Sanctum Santorum. But, Stephen Strange is a crafty man. He has contingency plans for his contingency plans. His younger self arrives as part of a fail-safe he set in place years ago in case his affairs wouldn't be entirely in order. And he's not the only people to arrive upon the death of one of Earth's mightiest protectors - several invaders from other dimensions and realms set up shop on Earth, and they're all fleeing a magic-devouring baby-shaped monster with three "mothers" that scout for places to "eat". It's now up to his younger self to solve the mystery of his murder and keep everything from becoming baby food.
This comic was a cross-over event with many other storylines where Doctor Strange has been featured in the last decade, so there is a Companion to this volume that collects the issues where is death is discussed or felt. These all have their own creative teams, and generally they are written & illustrated by the folks currently writing for these characters. This is also not over by any means - the story is left in a cliffhanger that continues into the newest run of Strange comics. This event was a little choppy, as can happen when a story is carried over multiple characters, but the side-stories are woven into the main storyline in one-line tie-ins, so reading them is not necessary to enjoying the rest of the story.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781302930226 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes, Action Adventure, Marvel
My recommended reading order:
Death of Doctor Strange Chapters 1-4
Companion: Strange Academy
Companion: White Fox
Companion: X-Men/Black Knight
Death of Doctor Strange Chapters 5-13
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