Doctor Strange #1
Written by Jed Mackay
Art by Pasqual Ferry
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Stephen Strange has returned and is determined to take a new approach to his work.
Doctor Strange has returned from the dead, has reconciled with his wife and has decided to re-open his business in an attempt to help others. After helping old friends like Spider-Man and slowly learning of things that have happened in his absence, he pays a visit to friend and foe letting them know of his return.
At the same time, the magical warlords who made their way to Earth have returned to their dimensions, but refugees have been left behind. When Strange and Clea learn that a government has turned over refugees to an enslaver, they travel to his world to free them. Unfortunately, their tense showdown will lead to death and suspicion.
The Story: A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining return for Strange in the Marvel Universe. Mackay does a great job of bringing the reader up to speed on where Strange is as well as his supporting cast. The story has great humor, light and action within it and I love how the story creates a new mystery for the couple as well as crafts a new purpose and adventure for Wong.
The Art: Ferry delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The visual style works perfectly with the lighter tone of the story and the world of the characters looks amazing.