With Doctor Strange set to get his first big screen adventure from Marvel Studios next year, the character will obviously getting a prominent showcase in the Marvel Comics in the coming months. As such, Marvel Comics officially announced today a new Doctor Strange comic series that will launch later this fall with issue No. 1. The show will come from the creative team of Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) doing the story, and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers) providing the pencils.
Here is an official synopsis for the new series: “Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural.”
Speaking on the series, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso stated: “Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have rebuilt Marvel’s ’Sorcerer Supreme’ from the ground up with an excitingly original take that redefines the character going forward.”
In the new series, a dark power is rising that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is so powerful, even Doctor Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. In order to stop this new menace, it will take a new kind of Sorcerer Supreme. All magic comes with a price, and it is now time for Stephen Strange to balance the scales.
Jason Aaron stated on the new series: “None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange. None of them have to face the same sorts of repercussions whenever they use their powers. Being the Sorcerer Supreme is a unique responsibility. And it’s one that Stephen Strange embraces. Even though there’s no doubt that his job is one day going to leave him dead, damned or insane. So I want to celebrate all the weirdness that is Dr. Strange, while having him face a challenge unlike anything he’s ever faced before. One that rewrites the rulebook for what it means to be the Sorcerer Supreme.”
Doctor Strange will debut later this fall. You can check out the cover artwork for the first issue (drawn by Bachalo) below: