The Sorcerer Supreme’s time is (maybe) coming to an end. And the happening is set to become another mini-event for the publisher.
Supreme no more?
If you’ve missed it, Doctor Strange will soon be no more. That’s in the Marvel Comics of course, since the movie Doc is very much alive and kicking, and about to play an even bigger part in the MCU. That might seem… strange, since Marvel Comics is in the process of knocking him off, but that’s the comics industry for you.
Whatever the reason though, the Death of Doctor Strange is about to become a full-on mini-event for the publisher. This is the 2nd such one of these that we’ve seen come along in the last few weeks, with the Guardians of the Galaxy crossover being the other.
But let’s get back to Strange, since there’s a decent amount to this. Aside from the Death of Doctor Strange mini-series itself, there will be a pair of crossover titles. Those will includes a special Avengers tie-in, as well as one from Strange Academy.
Here’s the rundown:
- Written by Alex Paknadel (Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters) with art by Ryan Bodenheim (Black Panther), DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE: AVENGERS #1 will see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face off against a rampaging new Juggernaut. Can they prevent the unstoppable being from destroying Manhattan or do they lack the magical expertise needed to find an answer?
- And Strange Academy is shut down until the events surrounding Dr. Strange’s death are resolved in STRANGE ACADEMY PRESENTS: DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1 written by Strange Academy creator Skottie Young with art by superstar cover artist Mike Del Mundo. When the student body is forced to return home, Iric and Alvi come face-to-face with their mother: the Enchantress! Dealing with problems of her own in the wake of Strange’s death, fans will learn that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and more than just one realm is in trouble.
The end of Doctor Strange is indeed nigh, and will kick off this September. Expect to see Death of Doctor Strange #1 (of 5) hits stands on the 22nd, with issue #2 arriving on October 20. As for the crossover issues, both Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1 and Strange Academy Presents: Death Of Doctor Strange #1 both land on October 27th.