Doctor Strange is getting a one-shot manga in this year?s 52nd issue of Kodansha?s Weekly Shonen Magazine. The manga is said to be a prequel to Marvel Studio?s Doctor Strange Movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Hurray for Marvel and Manga fans!
The manga prequel will have the title Doctor Strange Episode 0 and will feature the backstory of Dr. Stephen Strange before his accident and before he learns about the mystical arts. This will be during his early years as a neurosurgeon in New York City. The story will follow his troubles with coworkers and patients. Episode 0 will be published on November 22 in Japan.
The manga is created by Haruichi, an Excellent Rookie Award winner in the young division of the 70th Tetsuya Chiba Award. Doctor Strange Episode 0 will be his debut work. Haruichi said in a statement that he approached the job with love. ?The film itself has a 200 percent fun, but with the power of my manga, I want to exceed your expectation as much as possible. I will draw with all my love for Marvel. Look forward to it!”
Here is the official synopsis of Doctor Strange Movie:
From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange ? armed with newly acquired magical powers ? is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.
Doctor Strange Movie premiered in selected theatres worldwide on November 4 and will soon hit Japan on January 27, 2017.
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