In a matter of cosmic coincidence, Doctor Strange launched his latest comic series in December 2015, just slightly less than a year before the Doctor's then-upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universedebut. The comic series was conjured up by writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo, and reintroduced the Doctor and took him and his fellow Marvel magic users through The Last Days of Magic. Now it looks like we are seeing the last days of this creative team on the book.
The May Marvel solicitations announced that the Aaron/Bachalo run will be coming to a conclusion with issue 20. The title itself however, will live on, with a different creative team. Here's what Aaron had to say about the change:
.@HopelessDent is one of my best friends and favorite writers. I'm thrilled that he's taking over DR. STRANGE.— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) February 21, 2017
Yes, Dennis Hopeless will be taking over the writing duties for Doctor Strange. In the art department will be Niko Henrichon. The new team will be taking over on issue #21, also shipping in May.
Here are the official solicitations for the two upcoming issues:
Doctor Strange #20 variant cover by Dan Mora
DOCTOR STRANGE #20
JASON AARON (W) • CHRIS BACHALO, KEVIN NOWLAN, AND MORE! (A)
Cover by Chris Bachalo
Variant cover by Dan Mora
- The culmination of Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's first three epic stories is here!
- Dormammu! Mordo! Mr. Misery! The Empirikul! Wong!
- Don't miss this remarkable issue!
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Doctor Strange #21 cover by Chris Bachalo
DOCTOR STRANGE #21
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • NIKO HENRICHON (A)
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
VARIANT COVER BY DAN MORA
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
- New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange has a shot at saving it. But it's quite a longshot!
- And welcome new ongoing writer DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, JEAN GREY) and artist NIKO HENRICHON (Pride of Baghdad, NEW MUTANTS).
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99