The World Needs a New Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s The Death of Doctor Strange

The World Needs a New Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s The Death of Doctor Strange

After days of cryptic teasers, the House of Ideas has finally made it official–Stephen Strange’s days in the Marvel Universe are numbered. Later this year, the Sorcerer Supreme will shuffle off this mortal coil in The Death of Doctor Strange.

Over the course of five issues, writer Jed MacKay and artist Lee Garbett will present the story of Strange’s last hurrah. Following the hero’s unexpected demise at the hands of a mystery assailant, the denizens of the Marvel Universe will be left with many questions: “who is left to protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? And most importantly…who killed Stephen Strange? If he couldn’t stop them, who can?” Additionally, the creative team promises to “dive into the mythos behind Doctor Strange, showcasing his unique—and vital—position amongst Marvel’s heroes and ultimately transform the future.”

“‘What happens to the world if Doctor Strange isn’t in it?’ It’s a question that I’m excited to show people the answer to in Death of Doctor Strange,” said MacKay in a new statement. “Strange has been a Marvel fixture from the early days, but now, his time has run out and as a Strange fan, it’s been my bittersweet privilege to shepherd him through his last day and the effects that snowball out of it. We’ve cooked up a whale of a story to send Strange off with, and I can’t wait for people to join us on it!”

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“Doctor Strange has long been at the top of my ‘most coveted character’ list,” added Garbett. “To finally get a chance to draw him in such a momentous series is… well, magic. I couldn’t be more excited for the project and for everyone to see what we’ve got in store for Stephen and those closest to him. Jed’s conjured the perfect finale for Doctor Strange – and it’s a real third eye-opener! See you in September!”

The Death of Doctor Strange #1 will hit comic book stores in September. You can check out Kaare Andrews’ cover for the first issue below.

Are you excited to see how Stephen Strange kicks the bucket this fall? Let us know in the comment section!

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