Doctor Strange Set to Reshape Reality with Ongoing Series from MacKay and Ferry
Marvel has announced that the master of mystic arts will be getting a new ongoing series as Doctor Strange as Jed MacKay looks to build upon the stellar work he has provided to the Doctor Strange mythos this past year. Artist Pasqual Ferry will join MacKay for this new chapter that will spin out of the events of Death of Doctor Strange, the new ongoing series will see Stephen Strange return to once again resume his role of Master of the Mystical Arts.
This new adventure will be filled with mystery, and enemies only Stephen Strange is capable of facing. The series will also feature a brand-new enemy with a special connection to Doctor Strange. If that’s not enough, Doctor Strange will also be donning a new outfit designed by legendary artist Alex Ross who will also be lending his talents for variant covers on the series.
Marvel’s description of Doctor Strange reads:
“Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! But when someone else begins to issue their own dark justice on Strange’s mightiest foes, Strange embarks on an interdimensional search for answers, only to discover the culprit may be closer to home than he thinks…”
“After Death of Doctor Strange, after Strange, we open the next act in our ongoing saga of the Sorcerer Supreme in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!” MacKay proclaimed. “It’s been really exciting to have the opportunity to not only continue exploring the magical side of the Marvel Universe with the inhabitants of 177A Bleecker Street, but to follow the lives of the Stranges as the last year and a half has put them through the wringer.
Pasqual has been putting together a truly magical book, and I’m super psyched to show people what’s in store for Stephen and Clea Strange- and of course, we won’t be giving them any time off after recent events…”
“When I started working for Marvel, there were three comics I had always wanted to draw: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange,” Ferry said. “Why Doctor Strange? Because his stories include all the elements I love as an artist—the fantasy, science fiction, and imagination. Above all, the fact that I could look at Steve Ditko’s work as a reference really motivates me! When he drew Doctor Strange, all the utopian and imaginary sceneries were incredible.
So this is a very special moment in my career, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the character is going to take us with this new narrative. I know a lot of artists, including myself, consider Doctor Strange a challenge, like there is a need to add something new to the character because it offers you that possibility. For me, Doctor Strange is a big challenge, but I embrace it.”
Doctor Strange #1 will arrive at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on March 22, 2023.
Check out the cover reveal by Ross below: