The Doctor Strange: Triumph and Torment Epic Collection contains the title story and the start of 1988’s Doctor Strange ongoing series.
The center piece of the Epic Collection (originally released in 2019) is 1989’s Doctor Strange/Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment graphic novel by Roger Stern, Mike Mignola, and Mark Badger that sent Doom and Strange to Hell in search of Von Doom’s mother’s soul. The critically acclaimed graphic novel also appears in this week’s latest Fantastic Four: The Dream is Dead Epic Collection, giving readers the chance to pick up the graphic novel reprint in two places.
The rest of the Epic Collection contains the start of Strange’s third solo series (issues #1-13 starting in 1988) which opens with the apparent death of the good doctor. When the Dread Dormammu shows up to steal Stephen’s body, Clea and Topaz hop to the Sorcerer Supreme’s defense, ushering him back into the mortal world.
The first thirteen issues of the series also include the New Defenders, Strange’s new apprentice: Rintrah, and magical threats in the form of Baron Mordo, Satannish, Mephisto, the Hobgoblin, the Enchantress, Morbius, and Arkon.
The stories are written by Peter Gillis, Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, and Jean-Marc Lofficer, with art by Richard Case, Tom Sutton, David Ray, Dan Day, Randy Emberlin, Tony DeZuniga, Jackson “Butch” Guice, and Jose Marzan, Jr.
The Doctor Strange: Triumph and Torment Epic Collection consists of 488 magical pages for a suggested retail price of $44.99.
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