Marvel indicates that the return of Doctor Strange will come with a major twist
After being dead for nearly a year, Marvel is hinting that the legendary Doctor Strange is returning… with a major twist.
Warning: Contains minor spoilers for Stranger #4
The legendary wizard Doctor Strange is being hinted at Marvel Comics to return… but with a major twist. One of Marvel’s biggest events in years has been The death of Doctor Strange. Chronicle of the final mission of the Sorcerer Supreme — for now — Stephen Strange was officially killed in the main comics. A new Sorcerer Supreme was crowned after the event ended, but his absence was clearly felt as the fallout from the story was felt throughout the Marvel Universe. However, only one person has tried to bring him back: his wife.
Clea, the grieving wife of Doctor Strange from the Dark Dimension, has officially become the new Sorcerer Supreme of Marvel Earth. In his current although titled comic run strange by Jed MacKay and Marcelo Ferreira, is dedicated to trying to bring her husband back to life. In his quest to bring Strange back to life, he has encountered revived heroes and villains such as Moon Knight’s brother Shadow Knight and Eric Masterson. These beings are basically zombified versions of dead characters, much more aggressive than they were in life. While he ultimately defeated these revenants, Marvel has hinted that another one is coming…and he’s the very definition of “be careful what you wish for.”
At the end of Stranger #4, Marvel includes a preview of what’s to come in the series’ thrilling conclusion. Includes the next issue’s cover showing Clea and Harvest Man, the Death Sorcerer Supreme, preparing for a fight. What they are looking at is none other than the decaying hand of Dr. Stephen Strange. Taking a page straight from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story The monkey’s paw, Clea has finally gotten her husband back…with a cost. Strange is now a revenant and comes after her. This will undoubtedly force him to make a decision that will adjust the status quo of the Marvel Universe for quite some time.
While Clea finally gets what she’s always wanted, the fact that Strange is back in zombie form suggests that he might be dead for a while. Unless he can do something that reverses the revenant effect and returns him to his human form, Strange will likely be pushed to his death which breaks the rules of his magical tradition with Clea recognizing his new place as Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth This stunning reveal isn’t just big because it marks the return of a fan-favorite character. It’s also setting up the repercussions that Strange’s death will have and hints that things won’t be changing from this event anytime soon.
The conclusion of this strange The arc is expected to come out this August with Weird #5. After an exciting journey for Clea to get back to her husband, it will certainly be interesting to see how she resolves her final challenge: confronting her late husband. It’s an exciting twist on a storytelling classic, and it’s a smart way to Marvel Comics to revive the iconic Doctor Strange whose death made him an A-Lister, if only for one subject.
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