Another day, another "fresh start". Today's new #1 is Doctor Strange. The old Doc has been having a rough time as of late, having lost access to almost all magic in Jason Aaron's Last Days of Magic storyline. Things did get a little better in that aspect more recently, but it seems good things won't last long for Strange which will lead to the sorcerer taking a cosmic trip.
The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth's arcane power, and he can't wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century solution: when astral travel fails, try astronautical travel. Enter Doctor Strange: Space-Explorer Supreme!
Different spells, allies, and enemies—new and old—await Strange beyond the stars, along with corners and secrets of the Marvel Universe, seen here for the first time! Space is endless, but time is short. After years of threats, Stephen's bill for magic-use is coming due—who will come to collect?!
Writer Mark Waid (Ant-Man and the Wasp) will launch the Doctor on his latest adventure. Though a veteran, he never did write Strange for a long run:
"I've been a Strange fan forever, but I've never been lucky enough to write an extended run featuring the good doctor. Along with editor Nick Lowe, we've come up with some new and very unexpected places to take Stephen Strange in the Marvel Universe—starting with the stars. When Strange's magic suddenly exhausts itself, he'll have to travel off-earth to recharge his batteries" … "Let's hope he survives the trip."
Joining Waid on the voyage will be artist Jesus Saiz. Saiz is excited for the book especially since:
"I've always enjoyed depicting bizarre characters in fantastic settings much more than portraying the real world, and in that sense this comic really delivers! I don't like to use photographic references, as you need to do when you are drawing a particular car, weapon, or specific New York street. I prefer to draw with inspiration directly from my head, and Doctor Strange is the perfect book for that!"
Doctor Strange #1 (2018) cover
Doctor Strange #1 will take off on June 6. You ready to do some spelljamming?