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Doctor Strange Damnation Reading Order (Secret Empire’s fallout)

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Doctor Strange Damnation - Reading Order

Damnation is a short Marvel event centered on Doctor Strange, written by Donny Cates and Nick Spencer and illustrated by Rod Reis. Published in 2018, it deals with the aftermath of Secret Empire, or to be more precise of what happens in Las Vegas. The City of Sin has been completely destroyed during Evil Captain America’s regime and Doctor Strange has raised Las Vegas up from its destruction during this event.

As expected when using magic for something major in Marvel, Doctor Strange inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, Mephisto! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

What to read before Doctor Strange Damnation?

Damnation builds directly on the aftermath of Secret Empire, during which Las Vegas was destroyed. To know more about this major Marvel event, you can check out our full Secret Empire reading order.

  • Secret Empire
    Collects Secret Empire #0-9, Free Comic Book Day 2017 Defenders #1

Doctor Strange Damnation Reading Order: Collected Editions

The whole storyline has been released in the Complete Collection line, unfortunately only available on the second-hand market:

  • Doctor Strange Damnation The Complete CollectionDoctor Strange: Damnation Complete Collection
    Collecting Doctor Strange: Damnation #1-4, Damnation: Johnny Blaze – Ghost Rider #1, Doctor Strange (2015) #386-389, Iron Fist (2017) #78-80 And Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #15-17.

A big part of the storyline is also collected in classic trade paperback:

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Doctor Strange Damnation Reading Order: Issue by Issue

  • Damnation #1
  • Doctor Strange #386
  • Damnation #2
  • Doctor Strange #387
  • Scarlet Spider #15
  • Damnation #3
  • Iron Fist #78
  • Scarlet Spider #16
  • Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider #1
  • Doctor Strange #388
  • Iron Fist #79
  • Iron Fist #80
  • Scarlet Spider #17
  • Damnation #4
  • Doctor Strange #389

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After Doctor Strange Damnation

Donny Cates’s short run on Doctor Strange comes to an end with Damnation. The series is relaunched with Mark Waid as its helm in Doctor Strange by Mark Waid Vol. 1: Across the Universe.

You can find more information about Doctor Strange with our reading order dedicated to the character.

Last Updated on June 26, 2022.

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