Soon, we must bid farewell to Doctor Strange. Marvel Comics has announced a new miniseries, The Death of Doctor Strange, hitting shelves this fall. Written by Jed MacKay (Black Cat, Moon Knight) with art by Lee Garbett (Captain Marvel), the five-issue series will put an end to one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe.
— Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) June 4, 2021
“‘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!”
Here is the synopsis for The Death of Doctor Strange.
“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.”
The publisher has also revealed some initial cover art, which we’ve included below for you to check out.
“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!”
Marvel is killing off Doctor Strange at an interesting moment in time. The character is gearing up for his second solo feature film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The movie is poised to be a major affair. As such, it’s an interesting choice to have Stephen Strange killed off in the comics right ahead of the movie’s release.
The Death of Doctor Strange hits shelves in September.