Effectively that was quick. It’s been simply over a 12 months since Stephen Unusual bit the massive one within the pages of The Dying of Physician Unusual miniseries, and now Marvel has introduced that the character will return to life in a brand new ongoing sequence debuting in March. The brand new Physician Unusual sequence shall be written by Jed MacKay, who wrote the aforementioned demise miniseries and its follow-up, the Clea-starring Unusual, and illustrated by Pasqual Ferry, with cowl artwork by Alex Ross, who can also be designing a brand new costume for the sorcerer supreme. No different members of the artistic workforce had been named within the announcement.
Right here’s how Marvel describes the brand new sequence:
Stephen Unusual is again! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s again to enterprise as standard for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your youngsters fallen right into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your own home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then name Physician Unusual! However when another person begins to problem their very own darkish justice on Unusual’s mightiest foes, Unusual embarks on an interdimensional seek for solutions, solely to find the offender could also be nearer to dwelling than he thinks…
In an announcement asserting the brand new sequence, MacKay described how the launch matches into his general plans for Marvel’s grasp of the mystic arts, and Ferry talked about taking over the character:
“After Dying of Physician Unusual, after Unusual, we open the subsequent act in our ongoing saga of the Sorcerer Supreme in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!” MacKay proclaimed. “It’s been actually thrilling to have the chance to not solely proceed exploring the magical aspect of the Marvel Universe with the inhabitants of 177A Bleecker Road, however to comply with the lives of the Stranges because the final 12 months and a half has put them by means of the wringer. Pasqual has been placing collectively a really magical e book, and I’m tremendous psyched to indicate folks what’s in retailer for Stephen and Clea Unusual- and naturally, we received’t be giving them any time without work after current occasions…”
“After I began working for Marvel, there have been three comics I had at all times wished to attract: Incredible 4, Spider-Man, and Physician Unusual,” Ferry mentioned. “Why Physician Unusual? As a result of his tales embody all the weather I really like as an artist—the fantasy, science fiction, and creativeness. Above all, the truth that I might take a look at Steve Ditko’s work as a reference actually motivates me! When he drew Physician Unusual, all of the utopian and imaginary sceneries had been unbelievable. So it is a very particular second in my profession, and I’m wanting ahead to seeing the place the character goes to take us with this new narrative. I do know a whole lot of artists, together with myself, think about Physician Unusual a problem, like there’s a want so as to add one thing new to the character as a result of it gives you that chance. For me, Physician Unusual is an enormous problem, however I embrace it.”
Search for the all-new Physician Unusual #1 to reach in shops and digitally on Wednesday, March twenty second.