I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, July 28, 2017

Doctor Strange #19 and 20 by Jason Aaron (Writer), Christ Bachalo (Artist and Colorist), Kevin Nolan (Artist and Colorist), John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, Tim Townsend, and Wayne Faucher (Inkers), VC's Cory Petit (Letterer)

These two comics pick up with Doctor Strange having defeated the Empirjul by letting loose Misery who has now taken over Wong, his librarian. Misery is all of the blowback from the magic that he has used over the years come alive into an angry dark, gooey creature.  Strange goes down into the basement to battle Misery. Zelma waits above ready to help.

In number twenty, Strange goes to an auction and steals a magical wand, one of the last magical items left on earth, in order to keep it out of the wrong hands.  He has a fight on his hands to get out of the auction house. Zelma is waiting on the flying motorcycle outside.  In their zeal to escape Strange gets hit with a poisoned arrow by a volcano man working for Morgan Le Fay and the motorcycle gets hit as well going down in the Bermuda Triangle or Weirdworld.  How will they manage with Strange out of it and unable to help?  How can Zelma save Strange from the poison that is killing him?

Nineteen and Twenty mark the last of the comics written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Chris Bachalo.  So this story line ends.  It has been one hell of a ride.  This plot is really fabulous with lots of twists and turns.  It will be interesting what others will do with this incredible world they have left.  The art work is amazing. In Nineteen it's great to see Misery in all it's glory and to see to the different rooms of the sanctum.  It also shows the differences between the light and dark sides of Strange using colors to illustrate this.  In Twenty,  the colors for the first view of Weirdworld is floaty and pastel.  The place is populated with blazing orange volcano people.  These two comics wrap up the story line very nicely but not neatly.  There are questions left unanswered.  These two are a must read.  I can't wait to see where the story line goes from here.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Strange-2015-Jason-Aaron-ebook/dp/B01NBYKPFZ/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501253783&sr=1-2-fkmr2&keywords=doctor+strange+number+nineteen

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