Marvel Comics Announces Doctor Strange By Aaron & Bachalo
With a Doctor Strange movie coming up, now it's the Sorceror Supreme's turn for a "reinvention."
Marvel Comics has announced a new post-Secret Wars Doctor Strange series from writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo.
EW.com notes the new Doctor Strange series will "not only serve as a reinvention of the classic character but will also explore him in a deeper way than ever before."
“This is a Doctor Strange who is going to get hurt real bad, real quick. And who is also going to make you feel things,” Marvel editor Nick Lowe explained. “And not just think things, but feel things… hopefully a little bit of both.”
Per the cover below, Doctor Strange is seen using an axe. Regarding Strange's use of weapons, Jason Aaron offered: "So we’re not turning him into Captain America or Thor where he has one weapon he carries around at all times. But certainly, we don’t want him to just be the guy who stands there and shoots blasts of magic energy out of his hands. We want him to be able to dive into different kinds of fights. So we’ll see him use his power and use a lot of different weapons in very different ways. "
Regarding the tone of the book, Aaron offered the following details: "He’s a Sorcerer Supreme; he kind of walks the path not many other characters in the Marvel Universe walk. And certainly out of all of those people who deal with magic, he’s the guy sitting at the top of the pyramid. So I like that part of it. I like that he has a different beat than most of the other heroes, and he loves that. He loves the weirdness of it. He’s a weird guy. We talk about the fact that his house is maybe the last truly weird place left in New York City and the Marvel Universe. When you go inside, you never know what you’re going to find when you open any door. You certainly want to stay out of the refrigerator [laughs.] I like that it’s kind of a celebration of the strange and the weird, and he loves that. But at the same time, what he’s doing take a toll on him. And you can’t walk this path, you can’t be the Sorcerer Supreme without paying that price. Whether that’s a physical price or a mental one—you know, some day this job is going to kill you, or drive you insane, or worse. I like that balance of he’s having fun, but also this job is taking a toll on him."
The new Doctor Strange series hits this Fall.