The Marvel Universe Looses Its Sorcerer Supreme In Death Of Doctor Strange #1

The Marvel Universe Looses Its Sorcerer Supreme In Death Of Doctor Strange #1


Jay Cochran - June 07, 2021
Since his first appearance in 1963’s Strange Tales #110 by comic book pioneers Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Stephen Strange has protected Earth from mystical threats, interdimensional invasions, and other untold horrors as the Sorcerer Supreme. This September, that ends, and the Marvel Universe will be left defenseless like never before in DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE!

Written by Jed MacKay (Black Cat, Moon Knight) with Lee Garbett (Captain Marvel), DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE will be a five-issue epic that will tell the final chapter in the life of Doctor Strange. Able to defeat supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle, Strange was the only hero standing in the way of powerful new villains eager to claim Earth as their own. When he unexpectedly dies, 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? This rousing journey will 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,” MacKay said. “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!"

“Doctor Strange has long been top of my 'most coveted character' list. To finally get chance to draw him in such a momentous series is… well, magic,” Garbett said. “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!”

Discover the mystery behind Doctor Strange’s murder and brace yourself for the repercussions when DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1 hits stands this September!

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1 (OF 5)
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
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Bluecomet - 2021-06-10 @ 10:37 pm
On 6/9/2021 at 6:23 AM, ADour said:

You... you do realize push for legacy characters has been rolled back for years, right? Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner and Logan are all the main Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Wolverine, respectively. And Immortal Hulk starring Bruce Banner has been one of the most critically acclaimed books in recent history, where he does smash people.

apologies if I offended anyone...read comics in the 90s, stopped in 2003 andstarted collecting comic books again late 2019. I am surprised with how stories nowdaysrevolved around the SJW agendas.. No problem with X-23 becoming wolverine, I actually root for her as one of the 'new' x-men characters I like...It's how Marvel started to force a narrative to become diversified. yes, in the old times they added other nationalities like shang chi, international x-men etc...its a bit different with the current SJW thing.This just my personal opinion and I think other 'old heads' share the sentiment and decided to quit collecting comic books again.

Gigantor - 2021-06-09 @ 10:27 pm
2 hours ago, Atlantis said:

Exactly. And the end result is "why bother buying this comic?"

Dr. Strange is inherently a hard character to get "right". But well after 50 years you'd think they'd have him down by now. The variant "super hero" costumes dont work, never last. Making him more "hip" doesnt work. I've never liked the idea of him getting "demoted"- stepping away, as long as its his choice, and coming back is ok, but it seems to me once he's achieved that "Earth's Sorcerer Supreme" title, he's a lock. At any rate, having him replaced by someone who's much younger and hasn't been studying as long, makes no sense. Its like replacing Fury as SHIELD Director with someone who just hasnt logged as much experience and knowledge as he has. "Talent" only gets you so far.

That makes too much sense. We all know that word & Marvel comics don't go together.

Atlantis - 2021-06-09 @ 8:10 pm
On 6/8/2021 at 7:08 AM, nWoWolfpack said:

I mean its obvious hes gonna come back, hes just not gonna be Sorcerer Supreme anymore for a while, and theres gonna be a new temp one, and hell be it again and hes gonna lose it again to someone else, its just a trend with him

Exactly. And the end result is "why bother buying this comic?"

Dr. Strange is inherently a hard character to get "right". But well after 50 years you'd think they'd have him down by now. The variant "super hero" costumes dont work, never last. Making him more "hip" doesnt work. I've never liked the idea of him getting "demoted"- stepping away, as long as its his choice, and coming back is ok, but it seems to me once he's achieved that "Earth's Sorcerer Supreme" title, he's a lock. At any rate, having him replaced by someone who's much younger and hasn't been studying as long, makes no sense. Its like replacing Fury as SHIELD Director with someone who just hasnt logged as much experience and knowledge as he has. "Talent" only gets you so far.

nWoWolfpack - 2021-06-09 @ 1:51 pm
50 minutes ago, RyanDaly said:

Also, isn't Doom joining the Guardians of the Galaxy now/soon?

Yep, he joined the team against whatever threat is in the Last Annihilation; meanwhile Johnny is screwing his fianc

RyanDaly - 2021-06-09 @ 12:57 pm

Also, isn't Doom joining the Guardians of the Galaxy now/soon?

leokearon - 2021-06-09 @ 10:18 am
1 hour ago, Dabboi said:

I feel like it will be Wanda given her prominence; but it could go either way. It'll definitely be Wanda, Magik, or Wiccan.I saw someone on Twitter mention Doctor Doom, and that's intriguing.

Doom is pretty close to Strange in terms of Magic, but we had heroic Doom replacing a hero not too long ago

Dabboi - 2021-06-09 @ 9:15 am
1 hour ago, leokearon said:

Personally I could see it being either Wanda or Magik. In universe Wanda is Strange's back-up if he's not available; he has it on his door that if he's not available to call Wanda. Magik served as Strange's apprentice during Bendis's X-men run.

I feel like it will be Wanda given her prominence; but it could go either way. It'll definitely be Wanda, Magik, or Wiccan.I saw someone on Twitter mention Doctor Doom, and that's intriguing.

leokearon - 2021-06-09 @ 7:32 am
1 hour ago, Dabboi said:

I'm up for this; but I think one way or another a certain crowd of comic fan will complain. Most of Stephen's possible successors aren't straight white males; Magik, Clea, Scarlet Witch, Brother Voodoo, Wiccan, etc. or they could throw a curveball and do Loki or Enchantress.

Personally, I'd like to see it be Magik. The way her being Sorceress Supreme could tie into the X-Men and Krakoa intrigues me greatly.

Personally I could see it being either Wanda or Magik. In universe Wanda is Strange's back-up if he's not available; he has it on his door that if he's not available to call Wanda. Magik served as Strange's apprentice during Bendis's X-men run.

Dabboi - 2021-06-09 @ 6:09 am

I'm up for this; but I think one way or another a certain crowd of comic fan will complain. Most of Stephen's possible successors aren't straight white males; Magik, Clea, Scarlet Witch, Brother Voodoo, Wiccan, etc. or they could throw a curveball and do Loki or Enchantress.

Personally, I'd like to see it be Magik. The way her being Sorceress Supreme could tie into the X-Men and Krakoa intrigues me greatly.

Benn - 2021-06-08 @ 8:31 pm

To be fair, Laura and Logan are both going by Wolverine now (well, in X-Men she's going by Wolverine, while in Fallen Angels she was relatively concurrently going by X-23 while also complaining she wanted to get out of Logan's shadow), the same way Peter and Miles are (I think, still) both Spider-Man, but that doesn't really diminish your point. The bad-faith posturing is real.

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