jjreason wrote:I couldn't recommend a current series more highly - in case you have an extra $3.99 burning a hole in your pocket. Awesome comic right now.
It's definitely one of the highlights of the post-SW launch. I love how Jason Aaron has reintroduced the character and boiled the concept down to its core, so that no previous issues of Strange's history are required reading. I also like that he's making "rules" for magic, which is something that's always stifled my enjoyment of magic centric storytelling. Iron Man I can get behind, because his armor can be explained in concepts we are all familiar with, e.g. machinery requires power to operate, etc.
Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, etc I can get behind because it's based of the science of biology etc.
But magic was always 'eh. It does whatever I need it to do whenever I need to do it.' Aaron is at least trying to make limitations and understand the action/reaction principal of physics and applying that to "magic". Unfortunately, unless the rest of the editing and writing staff all adhere to the same rules, it's futile.
But the book itself is great.