After the announcement of the new Miles Morales series over the weekend, Marvel fans interested is piqued as to what characters will be getting their own books in the post-SECRET WARS Marvel Universe. It was announced that Doctor Strange, who is getting his own film in 2016, is the next character to get his own book at Marvel. Reported by EW, the team of Jason Aaron (THOR) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) will not only be taking this character on but also reinventing him.
Aaron and Marvel Editor Nick Lowe talked about the upcoming book and what fans can expect. Lowe went onto say that while he went back and reread all the old DOCTOR STRANGE book are trippy but live a lot in the head.
"I think what this series does is it lives more in the heart and in the gut. And this is a Doctor Strange who is much more relatable, and way funnier. He’s not Bart Simpson cracking jokes left and right…But he definitely has a sense of humor and is not just there to be a straight man for other heroes to crack jokes."
The series will also be grounded a bit more compared to Strange running off to other dimensions to complete his tasks. Lowe talked a bit more about this:
"usually, when you pick up a Doctor Strange book, he’s going to another dimension to fight something. And like I said, we really wanted to ground this one. And so for this one, this Doctor Strange makes house calls. And like Jason was saying, he embraces the weird…and when something really weird happens to you and no doctor can do anything, the police can’t help you and you don’t know who to turn to, you call Doctor Strange."
Jason Aaron discussed Strange being the Sorcerer Supreme and running with a group of "friends," which we'll see in this series. Strange will have a peer group which he'll be hanging out with in this series, but it will be clear that he's the top guy. The big challenges that they face will be his responsibility.
The new DOCTOR STRANGE will hit stores after SECRET WARS is over.
Here's the official press release:
The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years! And he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DOCTOR STRANGE #1 – a new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers)!
Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural.
“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.”
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.”
The epic adventure begins this Fall as the Marvel’s mightiest magician takes a battle axe straight to evil in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!