Current writer Mark Waid will remain on board the new series, and he’ll be joined by new artist Kev Walker (The Amazing Spider-Man) and cover artist Phil Noto (Star Wars).
The current series has yet to introduce Strange’s healed hands as a plot point, though the upcoming Doctor Strange #19 may hold the key. Its solicitation teases, “Doctor Strange’s life was changed by a car accident in upstate New York. A new accident is going to change Stephen’s life in just as big a way.”
This is easily one of the most significant changes in the history of the character. His injured hands have always been depicted as a fundamental part of Strange’s origin story, as he discovered the mystical arts during a long, fruitless quest to heal his broken body. He may be Sorcerer Supreme, but Stephen Strange has never been able to pick up a scalpel again… until now.
Check out the video below for a look at Doctor Strange’s next MCU adventure:
According to Marvel’s podcast The Pull List, the new series will also pit Strange against long-time Avengers villain The Wrecker, who’s been given a serious magical upgrade of his own.
Check out the slideshow gallery below for a closer look at Doctor Strange: Surgeon Supreme #1 and several other key Marvel books in the pipeline for December:
And for even more on what Marvel has in store for December, learn about how Incoming #1 will reshape the Marvel Universe in 2020.
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