Marvel Comics: Enroll in “Strange Academy”
Writer & Artist Skottie Young previews Marvel’s ‘Strange Academy’ No. 1
Marvel Comics always sends characters to crazy new worlds – like New Orleans.
Marvel.com’s Blair Marnell talked to Young about setting his new series in the Big Easy.
“The world of magic is becoming a scarier place and something is coming,” teased Young. “Something big, and much more powerful than [Strange]. He made the choice to teach a new generation so that the right side has a better chance of maintaining the balance when things get out of hand.”
“[The students are] all new,” continued Young. “We have Marvel favorites around the school as [visiting] teachers. But we wanted the reader to see through the eyes of a new character in the Magic Marvel Universe.”
Additionally, Young was quick to point out his favorite new characters in the book.
“Doyle Dormammu for sure,” said Young. “I love the layers we’re stacking with him. I also love Dessy, the demon from Limbo. And I like… you know what? I love them all. Really, they’re all equally fun to write and learn about.”
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Truth. I am VERY picky about my comics and I try to stick to Star Wars comics, in particular. However, this one seems really, really interesting. Especially after reading Young’s tease of the first issue:
I love the first time we meet Doyle… The twins, Iric and Alvi, don’t react very kindly. There will be some cool, creepy new magic villains to deal with. We’re going to poke around in Doctor Strange’s house to see what skeletons are in his closet… or dungeon. And of course, lots of teen angsty drama!”
“Forget everything you think you know,” indeed.