Jeff Lemire and Kim Jacinto are launching a new Sentry ongoing title as part of Marvel Comics' summer "Fresh Start" initiative. Spinning out from his return recently in Doctor Strange, this new series will delve into the psychology of Bob Reynolds's superheroic persona according to the writer.
“The Sentry is a fascinating character. I absolutely loved the original Sentry series by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee when it first came out, so I jumped at the chance to write the character," Lemire told ComicBook, who first reported on the new series. "The Sentry has a lot of emotional depth and a lot for me to dig into in terms of the psychology of the character. He is immensely powerful and has the potential to be one of the greatest and most important heroes in the Marvel Universe, but he is constantly undermined by his own dark side and his own self-doubt.”
Reynolds' dark side, the Void, will continue to play a big role in Sentry's life.
“You cannot have The Sentry without the Void,” said Lemire "But what I was very conscious of was not simply retelling the same stories that had been told in the past with Sentry and Void. I want to see their relationship and their characters evolve and go in new directions.”
This new Sentry series will jump ahead in time a bit from the character's last appearance in Doctor Strange, with the Sentry already "reintegrated" into the Marvel U.
“Bob will begin to reconnect with the rest of the Marvel U again. In fact, our series will start a few months after the events in Donny Cates' Doctor Strange, and Bob will already be reintegrated into the Marvel Universe a bit more," said Lemire.
Sentry is scheduled to launch in June.