Marvel Comics announces it is killing off Doctor Strange this September.
"The Marvel Universe loses its Sorcerer Supreme in 'Death of Doctor Strange' #1," posted Marvel.com. "Marvel Comics writer Jed MacKay and artist Lee Garbett bring you the final saga of Doctor Strange this September!"
The site adds, "Since his first appearance in 1963’s STRANGE TALES #110 by comic book pioneers Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Stephen Strange has protected Earth from mystical threats, interdimensional invasions, and other untold horrors as the Sorcerer Supreme. This September, that ends, and the Marvel Universe will be left defenseless like never before in DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE!"
Sure to be a woke replacement, Marvel Comics has yet to announce a new Sorcerer Supreme, but killing off Doctor Strange follows Kevin Feige revealing they wouldn't use the character in WandaVision because Strange is a white male and also that both WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2 had to be rewritten because the character is a white male.
We can probably guess that the MCU will follow the comics (actually the comics have been written to "follow" the MCU since around 2012) and that Benedict Cumberbatch might be replaced as the MCU's Doctor Strange, again simply because it's a white male character. Doubt me? Disney said themselves they pass on good ideas about white people.
Further details about the comic include that it will be five issues.
"'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!"
“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!”