Sunday, March 22, 2009

Doctor Strange: The Oath # 4 of 5

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist/Colorist: Marcos Martin/Javier Rodriguez
Publisher: Marvel
Published: March 2007

If you've been reading my blog the last few days, I've been devoting my entries to focus on monsters that have tentacles. I'm not sure what it is, but it seems that monsters with tentacles are very freaky. Not as bad as spiders, but freaky nonetheless.

Issue # 4 of The Oath has Dr. Strange furthering his quest to find a cure for his assistant Wong. Night Nurse is along for the ride, keeping her eye on both Dr. Strange and Wong. Unfortunately for the trio, the Marrakant Hellguard has invaded New York and destroyed Night Nurses hospice. This beast has defeated all previous Sorcerers Supreme that it has fought, but today he's gonna learn a lesson from a New York Sorcerer Supreme!

Probably the best line of the issue is when Night Nurse storms the Hellguard, only to be whisked away by it. Dr. Strange remarks: "This is why I never joined the Avengers." (Jokes on him!! wink nod.)

The issue ends with Dr. Strange confronting his shadow nemesis - you won't believe who it is!

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