My thoughts on two Marvel digital comics – Doctor Strange continues and a new infinite comic!
Doctor Strange continues to be thrown around after the whole ‘death of magic’ thing. This time he has been captured by Nightmare – dragged into his realm and in his own nightmare. Although it doesn’t seem to be a nightmare to me…! Meanwhile his two assistants are helping in their own way – I like the help they give, and what they get in return! Mordo is still there, and he seems a bit put out as to where Doctor Strange is gone!
Doctor Strange has been dragged away again – let’s see how this goes!
Slapstick Infinite Comic #1
Steve Harmon was an average teenager who had an average job as your average clown, living in average New Jersey. But after being zapped by weird and mysterious extradimensional energy, Steve became Slapstick, a living, breathing cartoon! Now, after joining, and then quitting, Deadpool’s Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking it out on his own terms! Sure he’s gotta move back in with his parents, but these new business ventures take time. And anyways, he gets to team-up with the Amazing Spider-Man in his first issue. That seems like he’s doing pretty well to me!
Written by Reilly Brown, Fred Van Lente
Art by Reilly Brown, Diego Olortegui
Cover by David Nakayama
Slapstick, after his run in Deadpool and the Mercs For Money, makes a solo outing in his own infinite comic. Slapstick seems perfect for this medium, with him bouncing all over the place. To give the issue a little more star power, Spider-Man is added to the fray, and his reaction to Slapstick and his methods is spot on! This looks like it is an introductory issue, but there is obviously something more to the whole story as we get a villain who seems to have a handle on what Slapstick is and what he is made of, this looks to be an ongoing thread. Meanwhile our ending sets up next issue nicely!