Beginning in March, Jed MacKay returns with artist Pasqual Ferry, for a new run for the master of the mystic arts. After the character’s death in Death of Doctor Strange, and post-Clea’s reign as the Sorcerer Supreme in Strange, a new series will see Strange return to his old role. Reunited with both Clea and Wong.
Focused on a story centered on Strange’s legacy, when a dark presence decides to issue its own form of divine justice against Strange’s greatest villains, Strange decides to investigate. Especially, when he realizes this new threat… is revealed to be closely tied to Strange himself.
This new run promises to embrace the character’s psychedelic and extrasensory forms of art and stories, seeing the character enter places beyond reality, battling strange enemies while traversing across dimensions. There’ll also be a character redesign with a costume crafted by the incredible Alex Ross, who of course, will also grace the new series with new cover art that fans will not want to miss.
“After Death of Doctor Strange, after Strange, we open the next act in our ongoing saga of the Sorcerer Supreme in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!” MacKay proclaimed in a Marvel press release. “It’s been really exciting to have the opportunity to not only continue exploring the magical side of the Marvel Universe with the inhabitants of 177A Bleecker Street, but to follow the lives of the Stranges as the last year and a half has put them through the wringer. Pasqual has been putting together a truly magical book, and I’m super psyched to show people what’s in store for Stephen and Clea Strange- and of course, we won’t be giving them any time off after recent events…”
“When I started working for Marvel, there were three comics I had always wanted to draw: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange,” Ferry said. “Why Doctor Strange? Because his stories include all the elements I love as an artist—the fantasy, science fiction, and imagination. Above all, the fact that I could look at Steve Ditko’s work as a reference really motivates me! When he drew Doctor Strange, all the utopian and imaginary sceneries were incredible. So this is a very special moment in my career, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the character is going to take us with this new narrative. I know a lot of artists, including myself, consider Doctor Strange a challenge, like there is a need to add something new to the character because it offers you that possibility. For me, Doctor Strange is a big challenge, but I embrace it.”
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by PASQUAL FERRY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 3/22