A dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it will take a different kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.
“None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange,” says Jason Aaron in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com. “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.”
Starting in the Fall of 2015 Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers) will bring Stephen Strange to his first ongoing title in nearly 20 years! Now I’m not going to lie though I’ve been a fan of Stephen’s for years and love the idea of a solo monthly series I don’t think this one will last. Unless Marvel has decided to do horror, real horror, I think it will last a year or so and then be just a memory. Here’s hoping they take a page out of Image Comics Witch Doctor and go full on freaky!
“Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “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.”
For more on Doctor Strange #1, check out Marvel.com tomorrow for the full interview with writer Jason Aaron!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Coming Fall 2015!