Today's Thor #12 sees Doctor Strange, attacked by Doctor Donald Blake and defended by Doctor Jane Foster (the Three Doctors, folks) remember another time and another battle in another comic book.
As Loki had become the Sorceror Supreme, so Doctor Stephen Strange became an Asgardian God. Just the kind of thing that Doctor Donald Blake would be interested right now. And indeed, that all went down in Doctor Strange #384, also written by Thor writer Donny Cates. Or Doctor Donald Cates.
But Donny Cates has another comic book out from Marvel today, the big event series The King In Black. And as Dylan Brock fights the Great God Knull to free the heroes of the Marvel Universe, currently trapped by symbiote in the Hive, it turns out that Doctor Strange still has the same moxie as before.
Which means we may get a God Vs God match in the works. Maybe a different god, however… Courtesy of today's Savage Avengers #18, we learn that Sorcerors Supreme and symbiotes have a richer history on the Marvel Earth than we previously knew.
KING IN BLACK #4 (OF 5)
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING? Rated T+In Shops: Feb 17, 2021 SRP: $4.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
DOCTORS FOSTER & BLAKE, READY YOUR SCALPELS!
Once upon a time, Jane Foster and Donald Blake were more than friends. With Blake at her side, Jane could've shared the very throne of Asgard. Now…they are about to become the bitterest of enemies. And if Valkyrie falls, she'll have lost more than a crown. All of the Ten Realms are at stake – not to mention the life of All-Father Thor! Rated T+In Shops: Feb 17, 2021 SRP: $3.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #384 LEG
(W) Donny Cates (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Michael Del Mundo
LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 4
• Doctor Strange has acquired the biggest weapon he could imagine to finally take back his Sorcerer Supreme title from Loki. But will it be enough?
• The life of someone Stephen cares about lies in the balance, and where Loki goes, innocent life doesn't always stay safe… Rated T+In Shops: Jan 17, 2018 SRP: $3.99
SAVAGE AVENGERS #18 KIB
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Kev Walker (CA) Valerio Giangiordano
THROUGH HELLFIRE AND… DEADPOOL?!
Conan, Deadpool and the Night Flyer escape Riker's in the endless night during the reign of the King in Black. What crazy heist will ruin Deadpool's 30th anniversary? Here's a hint: It involves the Hellfire Club! Parental Advisory In Shops: Feb 17, 2021 SRP: $3.99