Strange Academy Presents: The Death of Doctor Strange #1
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Mike Del Mundo
Colors by Mike Del Mundo and Marco D’Alfonso
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: With Doctor Strange dead, an old enemy comes to collect a debt from Enchantress.
Years ago, Enchantress finds herself needing Strange’s help dealing with a powerful wizard she promised something to. Unfortunately, what she promised was her firstborn and she had twins. After defeating the wizard, the children are returned. With the death of Doctor Strange come consequences to his actions. After Doctor Voodoo explains the situation to the students and staff of Strange Academy, the decision is made to send the students back home until their safety at the school can be assured. One of the students, however, will be taking an unexpected detour.
With Iric missing at the hands of the wizard Amora bargained with, Alvi decides to confront his mother about what she traded his brother for. After a tense conversation, the two head off to find Iric. Their quest will lead them to the home of one of Alvi’s classmates and with the help of a slayer, they will discover that the wizard is more powerful than he seems.
The Story: Young crafts a good story that does a great job of moving the relationship between Enchantress and her sons forward. It also does a great job of linking Doctor Strange’s actions to the fate of other characters. The story was filled with fun moments and had heart in the conflict between Enchantress and Alvi. I also really enjoyed the slice of life moments after the kids return to their homes. Some are fun, some are poignant and all of them give a better glimpse into who these characters are.
The Art: Mike Del Mundo delivers some beautiful art in the main story. The characters are visually dynamic and the action is great. The short interludes feature some amazing artists who deliver awesome visuals to each story.