Read Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme, Volume 1: Out of Time by Robbie Thompson Javier Rodriguez Jonathan Marks Barravecchia Lee Loghridge Cory Petit Álvaro López Jordie Bellaire Joe Caramagna Online


When an ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, Doctor Strange must unite Sorcerers Supreme from across time to stem the coming darkness. Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan and more must unite to stand against The Forgotten. But even a team of the greatest sorcerers history has ever known may not be enough! Not to mention Strange should watch his back, not alWhen an ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, Doctor Strange must unite Sorcerers Supreme from across time to stem the coming darkness. Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan and more must unite to stand against The Forgotten. But even a team of the greatest sorcerers history has ever known may not be enough! Not to mention Strange should watch his back, not all these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind.Collecting: Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme 1-5 & material from Doctor Strange Annual 1...

Title : Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme, Volume 1: Out of Time
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ISBN : 9781302905903
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Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme, Volume 1: Out of Time Reviews

  • Paul
    2018-11-16 15:02

    The recently de-powered Dr. Strange gets kidnapped by Merlin to join a rag-tag group of Sorcerers Supreme plucked from all across the length and breadth of the timestream to fight a threat that no one Sorcerer Supreme could face alone.This was a reasonably entertaining read but I kept expecting it to be explained why, with the entire timestream to choose from, Merlin decided to pull Dr. Strange out of a point in time when he was at his least powerful... Maybe it'll be explained in volume two... Or maybe it was already explained and I missed it...You do get a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure issue, though, which was fun.

  • Becky
    2018-11-16 10:35

    I'm trying to be better about rating the comics I read because, really, if you love the movies you should give the comic books a chance. Doctor Strange and the Sorcerer Supremes is pretty great and doesn't really require a lot of additional explanation. I think most newcomers would feel comfortable starting here. Merlin, THAT Merlin, has gone through time and space and collected all of the Sorcerer Supremes from different times to try and fight a new evil. It is a fun cast of characters and the choose your own adventure was a blast. I cant wait until the next volume comes out.

  • Chad
    2018-11-13 15:00

    Merlin snags Doctor Strange out of our time to help along with the other Sorcerers Supreme he's gathered to fight the Forgotten. We have a young, brash Ancient One, a Ghost Rider, Isaac Newton and a Mindless One, Nina the Conjurer, and an older Wiccan from the future. Each issue focuses on an individual and explains their reasons for helping.The Good: The Choose Your Own Adventure book was gimmicky, but served a purpose.The Bad: Robbie Thompson does here what he does in all his books, he gives a serviceable story but nothing ever earth shattering. It's always, "Eh, that was OK." Javier Rodriguez's art isn't nearly as good as it was in Spider-Woman. It's much less polished. Maybe he's having a problem drawing a team book. The Ugly: Doctor Strange with a bushy beard... is just strange looking, frankly. I hated the look.

  • Alex Sarll
    2018-11-11 13:59

    Spin-off team-up with predecessors and successors ranging from Merlin and a young not-yet-Ancient One to future Wiccan and a Native American Ghost Rider. The story's a bit unclear in places, and the character interplay sometimes devolves into tics, but it has a good sense of the absurd and some fabulously weird layouts.

  • Sesana
    2018-11-06 14:37

    Mostly here for Future!Wiccan, honestly. It's not a bad story, and I really enjoyed the Choose Your Own Adventure issue. It's a gimmick, but it's a gimmick being used to a story telling purpose, and I like that.

  • Eon Nova
    2018-11-14 06:38

    All The Supremes show up. No not the Motown band. The wizards. Including Merlin. The art is just ok. The writing is weak, like children's level. But the story is good, action packed, and then there's a twist and betrayal, and the story gets very interesting. Lots of dimension jumping and time travel. Quite the visual ride. Even a Choose Your Own Adventure. Remember those? Lol

  • David
    2018-11-01 07:57

    Javier Rodriguez's touch is golden. He's maybe the best cartoonish around. I love every Marvel book that he's done. And he's done it again here. This is one damn beautiful book to look at. Perfect characterizations and expressions and all that eye-popping color! Thompson's story is a blast to read as well. This is a book superior to the main Doctor Strange title that spawned it. Must reading for all Marvel fans.

  • Blindzider
    2018-11-03 14:45

    This book is just on the edge of being a good read, but it isn't quite there yet. It's imaginative but also formulaic. There are some interesting new characters that I'd like to know more about, but I'm also dismayed because Strange can't use magic as a result of whatever happened in his own book. The art is atypical, with creative creature drawings but is also a little too cartoony. One issue has a "choose your own path" written into it. Kinda cool, but a little gimmicky, but did fit into the story at least.This first volume doesn't complete the story either, so looks like I'll be waiting for the next one.

  • Dan
    2018-11-10 14:36

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2018-11-10 12:55

    [Read as single issues]Doctor Strange is riding high for the first time in years thanks to a certain movie, so now's the best time for a spin-off series, of course. Teaming up a magically depleted Strange with Sorcerers Supreme from across the ages including Merlin, Isaac Newton, a young Ancient One, a Ghost Rider, and Wiccan from the future, the series teams these characters to go after The Forgotten, a monstrocity only Javier Rodriguez could design that threatens all of magic (of course it does, because Strange never catches a break).Robbie Thompson brings these characters together nicely and then spends each subsequent issue exploring one of them in more depth so that by the time the first arc is over we've seen a bit more of almost everybody, which makes the final betrayal even more powerful. Thompson has a way of getting into his characters' heads that I really enjoy, and he still manages it here on what I think is his first team book as well as he did on his previous solo series.The previously mentioned Javier Rodriguez steps over from Spider-Woman to draw this series, and his innovative layouts lend themselves to this time-warping, reality-destroying adventure. Two mystical thumbs up for this one.

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    2018-11-08 07:48

    I like reading Dr. Strange because they are just so... visually weird. All the odd creatures, walking through different realms, etc. Another interesting volume.

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    2018-11-14 06:56

    3 1/2 Stars. Have you ever wanted to read a series where multiple Sorcerers Supreme showed up to try and help save the day? That’s pretty much the plot of this series; though naturally there are a few hitches. Still, if you’re greedy for Doctor Strange material (like myself) I doubt you’ll complain.(view spoiler)[ As mentioned above we see multiple Sorcerers Supreme gathered here to help fight a common for. They were brought together by none other than Merlin (yes, that Merlin); it should have been a perfect team, right? Well…not so much. It seems that whatever spell/item Merlin used to pull the Sorcerers Supreme from their timelines wasn’t terribly…precise. I’m sure you can already guess where this is going. Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme of our time, but anyone that’s been following the latest continuity knows there’s a problem with that. Magic was almost completely eradicated, which includes the very magic that Doctor Strange uses. It is this timeline that Doctor Strange got pulled from (as opposed to the prime of his career or really any other point). I’m sure you can guess the reactions from the other Sorcerers Supreme. To say they were unimpressed would be putting it kindly. The Ancient One is another Sorcerer Supreme Merlin pulled…but again with a catch. Merlin grabbed Yao (his true first name) before he had completed (or really even started) his venture to find the Fountain of Youth. It’s before he became the wise man we’re all so used to, while he was still brash and frustrating and the type of kid that refused to listen to his elders. In short, he’s the polar opposite of the Ancient One we’re all used to. It was interesting to see him that young, but also frustrating (for obvious reasons). He was easily Doctor Strange’s loudest critic, which is so ironic I can’t even put words to it. Other Sorcerers Supreme include Kushala (Demon Rider), Sir Isaac Newton (yes, you read that right), and Nina (The Conjurer). There are others of course, but these ones hold the most attention of the series so far. This is a series with a lot of twists and sudden changes of events, which considering the heavy magic use going on isn’t that surprising. The original enemy the Sorcerers Supreme are meant to be facing are called the Forgotten, but as we learn their abilities and origins things start to change. Before you know it we’re introduced to a new foe, this one even more surprising than the last. I think this is a series that needs a bit if time to build up before it gets good. It’s trying to accomplish so much in the little bit of time that it has, that it frequently felt rushed. I think I would have enjoyed it more had it taken a slightly more leisurely pace. I certainly would have loved to learn more about the other Sorcerers Supreme featured (though perhaps that will still happen, as the series is continuing).(hide spoiler)]For more reviews, check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

  • Forrest
    2018-11-10 08:54

    I'm a huge Doctor Strange fan, but the premise of this spinoff series sounded pretty corny the first time I heard it: Merlin (yes, that one) recruits Doctor Strange to join a super-team of Sorcerers Supreme drawn from various centuries. I was sure it would be awful.It isn't. This first volume was FUN, had an interesting group of characters, and had just enough trippy splash-panel scenes to occasionally dazzle. And while opinions seem mixed on the "gimmicky" choose-your-own-adventure episode, I thought that was great. I would have appreciated a bit more explanation — as another reviewer said, why on earth would Merlin choose today's Doctor Strange, nearly powerless after the Empirikul invasion, instead of Strange at the peak of his timeline? But I'm willing to see if that comes in the next arc.This is definitely a beginning and not a complete story unto itself. If it survives, I really hope the series dives more deeply into the characters and their different approaches to the awesome responsibility of being a Sorcerer Supreme. I especially want more from Nina the Conjuror (a Brazilian sorcerer from the 1950s with pistol-swords… Pistol-swords!) and Kushala (a Native American ghost rider from the 1800s). Until then, I'll just enjoy a fun story that frankly feels more like classic Doc to me than the main book does right now.

  • Dakota Morgan
    2018-10-28 10:53

    This is some quality insanity. Merlin locked up a bunch of (maybe) bad magicians long, long ago and now that they've escaped as one giant monster, Merlin needs to travel through time/space to gather the Sorcerers Supreme to battle this impossible beastie. Doctor Strange gets in the mix, of course, as the current Sorcerer Supreme, but there are a number of other interesting additions who all play large parts in the narrative. If you're looking for 100% Stephen Strange, prepare to be disappointed because he disappears for large portions of this volume.While the overarching plot is pretty simple, the execution in this volume is deeply complex. Time travel - backwards, forwards, and sideways - comes into play in every issue. Two page spreads in mad Escher prints are common. The final issue is in a choose-your-own adventure format (!!!). And yet, the art is always clear and easy to follow, with excellent, unusual panels that work surprisingly well. I found myself shaking my head half the time while reading because something baffling was happening. But I was smiling the whole time. Now I'm desperate for more adventures with these Sorcerers Supreme - they can even leave Doctor Strange behind if they want.

  • James Lawner
    2018-11-06 11:40

    The beginning of this was kinda slow, but it did pick up as it went along.This series follows after the events of Doctor Strange Vol. 2: The Last Days of Magic, but that’s not really important, what is important is that every Sorcerer Supreme that has ever lived or will live teams up to fight an unstoppable menace. It was really cool to see all these different Sorcerer Supremes interacting with each other, but there weren’t alot of fun dynamics going on, and you don’t get to know too much about each of them without just a brief explanation, but I did like learning about Kushala’s backstory; it was heartbreaking and badass. By far the best issues were the last 2 issues in the collection, I don’t wanna spoil anything, but something crazy happens at the end of issue 4 and Issue 5 explains the why and how, and it’s so interesting, and Issue 6 is a CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE STORY AND IT IS INCREDIBLE!!! Overall, This series basically feels like X-Men: Battle of the Atom, but with Sorcerers Supreme and it’s an ongoing. The character dynamics could’ve been better and more enjoyable, but this was decent. The artwork was great when it was doing something really cool and trippy, and the 6th issue pretty much gave me life.

  • Adam Fisher
    2018-10-26 11:54

    When "The Forgotten" strikes out at the realm of magic (after the modern day invasion of the Empirikul), Merlin travels throughout time and gathers up many of the "Sorcerer Supremes" to help. Against this menace: Doctor Strange, Nina the Conjuror, Wiccan, Kushala (who transforms into "Demon Rider"), Yao (the kid who grows up to become "The Ancient One", teacher of Stephen Strange), Sir Issac Newton, and his servant "The Mindful One". But "The Forgotten" is not exactly what he seems to be... and one of the Sorcerers will betray them all.Obtaining the "Word of God" from "The Forgotten"'s dying body, Sir Issac Newton throws the rest of them in a dimension where the must fight to escape and Marvel employs a method in a comic I've not seen them do: Choose Your Own Adventure, which felt very refreshing to me in this medium.Volume 1 ends on a cliffhanger, with the Sorcerers Supreme catching Newton in the act of defeating and destroying the current Avengers..A refreshing title and one that shows promise. The characters are well thought out and not thrown into situations they can get out of easy. Recommend.

  • Silas
    2018-10-27 14:00

    I like the direction this story is taking after the decimation of magic in recent Doctor Strange stories, which left me somewhat cool. It was interesting to see that though he still lacked the ability to use magic, he still had all the knowledge from a long time as the Sorcerer Supreme, and some of his abilities are still in his arsenal, particularly his ability to astral project. I liked the other characters, as well. It's interesting to see a grown-up Wiccan (though I am surprised that he still goes by that), and Merlin is interesting, as well. Sir Isaac Newton is apparently a callback to an older story that I have never read, and the two other, female characters are new, as far as I can tell, but one houses a spirit of vengeance, which is interesting, and the other has some interesting Asgardian magic. The final issue was in a choose your own adventure format, which was particularly difficult to follow in digital format, but called back some fun memories for me. I would like to see where this goes, and if it brings back some of Doctor Strange's classic spells.

  • Vish
    2018-10-30 08:50

    So much to love about this volume. Merlin travels in time to gather the best Sorcerer Supremes to fight an evil called The forgotten. Stephen Strange is the last to be summoned.We see a familiar personality amongst this team of sorcerers. He is none other than Newton! Sir Issac Newton! As a sorcerer, Sir Issac Newton, is seen dressed in a strange alien-like armor. We've always known him as the science guy, but in the realm of magic, he's something else. Then there are slew of characters I was introduced to through this book. The final issue #6 is my favorite, because like the Doctor Strange film, we become an audience to the manipulation of time. Unlike the film, this issue doesn't make us just a mute spectator. We're given powers to make choices, that will help our heroes to escape danger. In a way, we become participants. Time becomes tangible. This kind of storytelling is difficult to achieve. I applaud the creators for making this work of art.

  • Misbah
    2018-10-29 12:35

    Awesome comic. Merlin kidnaps the doctor and brings him to another time where he meets a bunch of other sorcerer supremes from different time periods. They are attacked by a creature who we later learn is the combination of souls who had practiced dark magic. They have escaped and want to get revenge. The creature kills Merlin and locks the sorcerers in the cage it had been locked in. Sir Isaac Newton (also a sorcerer supreme) kills the creature and takes a powerful book, betraying all the other sorcerers in the process. Newton travels to Doctor Stranges time and wrecks havoc. The ending was cool because they turned it into a choose your story type thing, the reader got to choose who Doctor strange got to save first and how the story progresses.

  • B
    2018-11-04 07:01

    This is a petty simple comic. Each issue focuses on one of Sorcerers Supreme. Because this is the first half, it focuses on their problems. I assume the next half will focus on them overcoming their problems. The villain also is pretty clear. I feel like the resolution is also sufficiently foreshadowed. (Gee, who would the villain trust that might do the right thing anyway?) But it all seems to work pretty well. Even the trick choose-your-own adventure (they're always a trick) works pretty well.I don't know if Marvel's Merlin is ALWAYS a jerk. It's like 80% jerk, right? (Like DC's Hercules.)

  • Stephen Blake
    2018-11-06 07:01

    I enjoyed the premise of the book. The idea that Merlin would gather Sorcerers from throughout time to come together to stop the dark menace was great. The actual story is a little fragmented. The way they try to add in time travel by making you go backwards and forwards through the book was okay but is smacked of pinching the time manipulation story device that Dr Strange uses in the movie. Overall it has promise, and on it's own it is good - just not great.

  • Jose Tinoco
    2018-10-28 14:40

    Al leer la premisa, pensé que no iba a funcionar, pero me alegra saber que me equivoqué.Incluso aunque algunos números de este volumen sean una introducción a nuevos personajes, la verdad es que no se hace lento. Se mueven las fichas, que supongo que acabarán con un gran juego final en el siguiente.Sin duda, una lectura amena y bastante entretenida. A esto, hay que añadir que el dibujo no me disgusta para nada.

  • Tyler Hayes
    2018-11-15 13:00

    A fun, postmodern psychedelic romp with Strange and a bunch of interesting other Sorcerers Supreme. This book is high on the weird and the action and a bit low on explaining itself, though only a bit. If you love Doctor Strange, it is totally worth reading. Be warned this collection ends on a cliffhanger.

  • Bekka
    2018-11-01 14:46

    Really liked this one, as it had a lot of back story for the previous SS's, which was really nice. I also got my first introduction to Wiccan which was great, because I'm curious about him as a character but haven't seen him in anything until now. And one of the other Supreme's was also the 'Demon Rider' aka Ghost Rider, which was AWESOME, because I love the Ghost Rider!

  • Sarospice
    2018-10-26 12:55

    I wasn't sure I would read this because I don't enjoy AARONs depowered dr. strange but the art and cast drew me in. Fun CHOOSE AN ADVENTURE isssue and nice job establishing an interesting cast! I'll read the next trade, which is the highest compliment I can give.

  • B. Rule
    2018-11-08 08:52

    Some cool, trippy art in this, but the story was lackluster. Hard to mess up when one of your main characters is an imperious and magical Isaac Newton, but here we are. Ended on a cliffhanger but I probably won't bother reading further.

  • Adan
    2018-11-20 11:43

    This was quite enjoyable! I liked all the new sorcerers we get to meet in this book (though I was hoping for ¡el Medico Mistico! to show up as well). The choose-your-own-adventure issue was excellent.

  • Manda
    2018-10-20 06:39

    While I can respect the creativity of the last issue in this collection I personally *hated* "Choose Your Own Adventures" books growing up so I found it extremely taxing. If you loved those books, you'll probably love this and think I am crazy. So be it. :)

  • Nicole Westen
    2018-10-21 12:42

    I loved the Demon Rider and the Conjurer, they were very interesting and fun characters. I also really enjoyed seeing the Ancient One as a young shit. The only thing that would have made this better is if Brother Voodoo had been included.

  • Jacob
    2018-10-24 06:34

    Public library copy. The art was great, but I'd liked to have read more with Dr Strange and without the axe, just the basics.