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2022: Doctor Strange #5 (v2)

" Cloak and Dagger "
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Doctor Strange #5 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Frank Brunner
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Frank Brunner
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1974
Release Date: September 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 225                 Times Rated: 142
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Strange has stared down Death and come away with his life but his trials are far from over. Finally comes the showdown with the Silver Dagger.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Doctor Strange #4 (v2). Doctor Strange next appears in Defenders #15 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Clea last appeared in Doctor Strange #4 (v2). Clea next appears in Doctor Strange #6 (v2).
Agamotto last appeared in Doctor Strange #1 (v2). Agamotto next appears in Marvel Team-Up #77 (v1).
Wong last appeared in Doctor Strange #1 (v2). Wong next appears in Doctor Strange #6 (v2).
  Silver Dagger
Silver Dagger last appeared in Doctor Strange #2 (v2). Silver Dagger next appears in Marvel Team-Up #76 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Eye of Agamotto
Eye of Agamotto last appeared in Doctor Strange #4 (v2). Eye of Agamotto next appears in Defenders #15 (v1).
Cloak of Levitation
Cloak of Levitation last appeared in Doctor Strange #4 (v2). Cloak of Levitation next appears in Defenders #15 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Storyline ends with good balance of action and very inventive uses for our hero's powers. I love the baddie's origin story (he was very nearly made Pope!) and the way the story ends. Great final panel. 9/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-09-03 22:14:42  
  I thought Silver Dagger's origin was interesting. He kinda reminds me of The Foolkiller.  

  JWC Says:    
  2013-01-08 21:26:58  
  A decent, if uneven, first arc for this volume of Dr. Strange. I've enjoyed the art so far and I hope I haven't seen the last of the caterpillar.  

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-03-03 00:16:07  
  Excellent issue! I loved how Strange jumped into the wrong body. I really liked Silver Dagger, what a freakin' fanatic he was! And once again I could tell by the low rating just where Gumslinger rated a comic.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-28 15:07:46  
  Enjoyed that arc a lot. Frank Brunner is incredibly good, as well.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-11 15:47:00  
  I loved Frank Brunner's art and this arc was well-rounded overall. I also find it kinda funny that this story is named Cloak and Dagger!  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-04-01 00:12:42  
  "I am...a man of knowledge, while you are only a man of learning." That's a good line.  

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-08-11 03:02:22  
  Excellent arc, with very good art.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-15 11:39:51  
  Incredible story and origin to this Silver Dagger cat. He seems like an excellent type of villain to antagonize Strange. I hope to see much more of him.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-30 21:45:07  
  Cool ending to the story, though I have my doubts that Dagger will be stuck there "for all eternity", even if he has the caterpillar to keep him company.
Nice to see that Clea leveled up.

  Johnny71181 Says:    
  2017-03-30 16:12:22  
  "Now excuse me. Nature calls." This made me laugh pretty hard, hearing it come from a threatening villain.

Another good letter from future writer/editor Ralph Macchio.

I loved Frank's art, was very sad to see the announcement that he was leaving.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-24 22:01:59  
  Silver Dagger did end up being a stronger villain than I thought. Sure the guy was a few beers short of a six-pack, but his origin makes him a great antithesis for Doc. And in that last panel he seemed awfully content to sit there and shoot the breeze with the caterpillar.

It was pretty cool to see Clea handle herself and wield magic after Doc gave her that power-up. I kinda wish she would've gained it by herself though.

4 stars. Outstanding start to Doc's second run at his own title.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-16 07:14:55  
  Here's hoping Clea gets to do something with her new power boost.  

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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Cloak of Levitation listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Eye of Agamotto listing.
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   April 4, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
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