Doctor Strange #67
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #67
For Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange is just checking up on his "patient", since he recently put her soul back in her body. She's doing fine a as private eye, and the Shroud is still flirting with her.
The rest of the issue has Strange responding to a telegram from Hannibal King. It seems King, Blade, and Frank Drake have formed a detective agency together, and they've discovered that the Darkholders cult still need some mopping up. Since Strange wiped out all of the vampires in this dimension, the Darkholders try to import some from another dimension.
But the way Strange's spell works, once the vampires arrive in on our plane, they're eliminated as well.
It's a fun little story, and i like Leialoha's art.
One complaint is that while Hannibal King retains his pulpy hard boiled detective persona, and also gets some nice scenes enjoying sunlight and garlic bread now that he's not a vampire, Drake and Blade are almost devoid of personality. Blade is especially disappointing. The guy that Dracula once referred to as "that madman" is now just casually sitting around wearing a sit and tie.
In a subplot, Clea has one of her rebels deliberately annoying that cool little guy Asti the All-Seeing just to get Umar angry.
It's cool that the rebel base is hidden in the middle of the Mindless One zone.
The lettercol in this issue prints Dracula's death certificate, promising us that Dracula is dead and will stay dead (as long as the signatories remained at Marvel, i guess).
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAsti the All-Seeing, Blade, Clea, Dr. Strange, Frank Drake, Hannibal King, Sara Wolfe, Shroud, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Wong
Stern can't be beat, and Leialoha gets top marks for all of the little flourishes that encompass this issue.
I still get a chuckle from reading the last line in the death certificate. What a world!
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | April 6, 2016 11:01 AM
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