Marvel Comics to 'Reinvent' DOCTOR STRANGE

Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Credit: Marvel Comics
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has announced via Entertainment Weekly another new series entering "All-New All-Different Marvel": Doctor Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo. EW describes the upcoming series as a "reinvention" of the Sorcerer Supreme, and one that will explore him "deeper" than previous stories.

"We wanted a Doctor Strange who was always having to work for what he gets, and to show that when he shows up and uses his powers, it’s not like Captain America throwing his shield or Thor throwing his hammer," Aaron tells EW. "Strange has to worry about repercussions that those other heroes don’t have to worry about, because he’s a Sorcerer Supreme. We’re talking about the forces of magic. So whatever he does has repressions."

This is the first ongoing series for Doctor Strange since the cancellation of his last ongoing in 1996, and comes as Marvel Studios is beginning pre-production on a Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch to be released November 4, 2016.

"But I like that we’re getting to kind of rebuild Doctor Strange from the ground up," Aaron says. "I think what we’re doing speaks to what made Doctor Strange cool and unique in the Marvel Universe. Even back in the 1960s when he first appeared, he was kind of the first guy who dealt with the occult and the mystical in Marvel. So I like that it sets him off from the other heroes we know. Really, the story that begins in Doctor Strange #1 is just the beginning—the beginning of one big arc that will really redefine who Doctor Strange is and what his status quo is going forward."

Aaron and Bachalo have worked together previously such as on the launch of the Wolverine & The X-Men series in 2011. Here is sketches from Bachalo posted by EW:

Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Credit: Marvel Comics
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Credit: Marvel Comics
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Dr. Strange art by Chris Bachalo
Credit: Marvel Comics
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