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After ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ Read These 5 Comics

Of course, last year Spider-Man: No Coming Home gave audiences a glimpse into multiverse superhero shenanigans, but really nothing could have prepared them for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In fact, that’s not true. There is something: comics. Which raises a question: what’s next? As with everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are many unknowns, but if you’re looking for possible answers, read on.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #1-5 (2021-2022)

Marvel’s latest comic book outing for Stephen Strange kills off the character and immediately brings an alternate version of him to investigate the murder. It’s funny, fast and full of twists and turns. Writer Jed MacKay and artist Lee Garbett give the murder mystery a magical makeover in this miniseries, creating an unlikely but ideal introduction to Doctor Strange and the strange world around him…even if, technically, he is. , dead.

The defenders #1-5 (2021-2022)

They may not travel across the multiverse, but this revival of the 1970s super team is so mind-blowing, you won’t even notice. When Strange is visited by a mysterious man bearing an object of vast and unknowable power, he launches a journey beyond the origins of the Marvel Universe and into existing realities. before reality. Combining the psychedelic writing of famous Immortal Hulk scribe Al Ewing with art by Javier Rodríguez, this might be the weirdest thing Marvel has released in a long time.

The Fantastic Four #570-611, FF #1-23 (2009-2012)

For one of Marvel’s greatest multiverse stories, watch writer Jonathan Hickman’s famous run on The Fantastic Four, in which Reed Richards joins the ultimate think tank: a council made up entirely of versions of himself from alternate realities. The differences between the members of the Council of Reeds help define who “our” Reed Richards is, as well as open up a wealth of storytelling possibilities…and a significant source of inspiration for the filmmakers of Multiverse of Madness In the process.

The Darkhold (2021)

While things may not have worked out too well for the MCU version of Scarlet Witch, those looking for a happier ending should pay attention to this recent story where she stands alone against a demonic invasion. As the Darkhold corrupts heroes across the world, only Wanda has the knowledge and strength to take care of business… but even she might not be enough in the end. Writer Steve Orlando leads a creative charge through this horror adventure.

Young Avengers #1-15 (2013)

America Chavez is definitely one of the breakthroughs of Multiverse of Madnessbut her finest hour is undoubtedly the beloved Young Avengers series that introduced many elements of who she ended up being on screen. There just so happens to be more than a small amount of thematic crossover between this Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie run and the second strange doctor movie, including magical threats to reality, the cosmic consequences of selfish actions, and, oh yeah, Wanda’s two kids being in the middle of it all.

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