Mark Waid and Jesus Saiz go cosmic with June's "Doctor Strange" #1
Mark Waid, writer of pretty much every comic you liked in the Nineties, and artist Jesus Saiz are set to board Doctor Strange this June. And they're taking him off-world.
Yes, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, is going to outer space. I'll just let Marvel describe it in their own words:
The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth’s arcane power, and he can’t wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century solution: when astral travel fails, try astronautical travel. Enter Doctor Strange: Space-Explorer Supreme!
Different spells, allies, and enemies—new and old—await Strange beyond the stars, along with corners and secrets of the Marvel Universe, seen here for the first time! Space is endless, but time is short. After years of threats, Stephen’s bill for magic-use is coming due—who will come to collect?!
That sounds insane, and I can't wait. Waid knows how to balance strong characters with outrageous situations, so let's see where this goes.
Head over to the Marvel blog for more details, including a look at Saiz's cover and thoughts from the writer and artist. Doctor Strange #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on June 6.