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First Look: NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

Doctor Strange goes up against forces unknown.

This June, the Sorcerer Supreme faces his greatest challenge yet in NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 – from rising-star writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The White Suits) and acclaimed artist Marco Rudy (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Swamp Thing)! Spinning directly out of the pages of New Avengers comes an all-new tale of the Sorcerer Supreme full of suspense, intrigue and horror.

The Incursions are not the only horrors threatening to end the world as we know it. There are darker, more ancient forces at work. Forces more powerful than Stephen Strange could possibly imagine. Now, stretched beyond his limits, Doctor Strange and an enclave of techno-monks high in the Himalayas must stand against the coming darkness. Though even together they may not be enough – and a bid for more power could cost Doctor Strange everything. No fan can afford to miss a Doctor Strange tale for the ages when the oversized NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 hits comic shops and digital devices this June!

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 (APR140660)

Written by FRANK J. BARBIERE

Art & Cover by MARCO RUDY

FOC – 06/02/2014, On-Sale – 6/25/2014

17 Comments
Posted by TimeLordScience

Rudy's art is really unusual but I dig it, especially for an occult book.

Posted by longbowhunter

Marco Rudy is a great fit for a Dr. Strange story. I liked Barbiere's first arc of Five Ghosts. He's definitely a capable writer. I'll probably end up buying this.

Posted by Teerack

So many character lost their souls in 2013-2014.

Posted by Xwraith

I thought it was Big Boss from the thumbnail.

Posted by MixMastaMicah5

Oh man this looks great. We finally get to see the payoff of what Hickman set in motion earlier in New Avengers.

Edited by nappystr8

Interesting art. I'm not really sure what I think about the art yet, but I am definitely open to see how this style will change the dynamics of the book. And if it is a Dr. Strange story, then I can see why they would choose this style.

Posted by Wolverine08

Good lord, that art is phenomenal.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

So tell me again why we don't have a Dr. Strange title? Or more specifically a Dr. Strange title with Marco Rudy on it?

Posted by imredjimmy

This looks gorgeous. More Dr.Strange is always a good thing for me, I still find it odd how he doesn't have his own solo book.

Posted by Maddpanda531

I really hope that Doctor Strange is one of those series set to spin out of Original Sin.

Posted by New_World_Order

Good lord, that art is phenomenal.

So tell me again why we don't have a Dr. Strange title? Or more specifically a Dr. Strange title with Marco Rudy on it?

This looks gorgeous. More Dr.Strange is always a good thing for me, I still find it odd how he doesn't have his own solo book.

Posted by longbowhunter

@maddpanda531: I'm wondering if this annual might be a backdoor pilot to a future ongoing series? It's all speculation and wishful thinking on my part, but it would be a good way to test the waters.

Posted by Maddpanda531

@maddpanda531: I'm wondering if this annual might be a backdoor pilot to a future ongoing series? It's all speculation and wishful thinking on my part, but it would be a good way to test the waters.

Ooooh, I hadn't thought about that. That would be a really cool way to start it off, like that issue of Uncanny X-Men that lead into the Magneto solo.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

The art is amazing! Give us a solo Dr. Strange comic.

Edited by Ms-Lola

I'm not familiar with this artist but I love discovering new talent (new to me, I mean). I haven't really paid too much attention to Doctor Strange but if a book was to come out of this original sin event, I can see myself picking it up. Especially if this artist Rudy stays on board.

Posted by Roninreviews

I wish this was the creative team for a Dr. Strange ongoing. Make it happen Marvel!