Doctor Strange #45
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #45
Unlike Jim Starlin's version of Death, who surprises Thanos by finally talking in his Marvel Comics Presents solo story, this is Roy Thomas' chatty, referential Death, full of casual asides and random exposition.
I have little patience for these types of issues. I guess we might learn things about Dr. Strange's backstory in this, or maybe these are things we already knew but i've forgotten because they're really not important to his character (and there's no footnotes and or the little reference box on the lettercol page like this book usually has under Thomas). Like we learn that Dr. Strange's sister Donna died during a swimming outing, and that his mother later died asking him to take care of his brother Victor. Which he didn't, and in fact he brushed off his brother when Victor called to say that their father was dying. But mostly it's just wasting space waiting for the next issue of Infinity War.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after Galactus' ship is destroyed by Magus in Infinity War #3. The end scene repeats the scene from Infinity War #4, but since most of this takes place between #3 & #4, that's where i'm placing it.
Crossover: Infinity War
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showDeath, Dr. Strange, Galactus, Nova (Frankie Raye), Silver Surfer
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