Marvel Comics will send its Sorcerer Supreme into space in June with the "Fresh Start" relaunch of Doctor Strange, from writer Mark Waid and artist Jesus Saiz.
The announcement arrives less than three years after the title's previous relaunch, in October 2015, under writer Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.
The new series will send Stephen Strange into deep space, with some assistance from Tony Stark, after the Master of the Mystic Arts loses his connection to the Earth’s arcane power. "When astral travel fails," Marvel teases, "try astronautical travel. Enter Doctor Strange: Space-Explorer Supreme!"
“I’ve been a Strange fan forever," Waid said in a statement, "but I’ve never been lucky enough to write an extended run featuring the good doctor. Along with editor Nick Lowe, we’ve come up with some new and very unexpected places to take Stephen Strange in the Marvel Universe — starting with the stars. When Strange’s magic suddenly exhausts itself, he’ll have to travel off-earth to recharge his batteries."
Doctor Strange is only the latest in a string of relaunches announced by Marvel as part of its "Fresh Start" initiative, which kick off in May with Avengers #1 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness. Other new titles include Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett, Captain America by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu, and Thor by Aaron and Mike Del Mundo.
Doctor Strange #1, by Waid and Saiz, arrives June 6 from Marvel Comics.