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DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #3

Written by RICK REMENDER

Penciled by JEFTE PALO & GABRIEL HARDMAN

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The evil which Agamotto foretold has seeped into Earth and amassed an army of possessed children of the supernatural -- all former candidates to the mantle Sorcerer Supreme! Jericho’s journeys through the Everdimensions, in hopes of halting this darkness, have left him broken, near death. With help out of reach and the fabric between our world and the shadow planes corrupted, Doctor Voodoo alone must defeat an army of Earth’s most powerful lords of the arcane and their unnamed master!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

AND....

 

DOCTOR VOODOO: THE ORIGIN OF JERICHO DRUMM

Written by LEN WEIN & ROY THOMAS

Penciled by GENE COLAN & ALEX MASSACCI

Cover by BILLY TAN

You’ve witnessed his incredible reemergence in the pages of New Avengers, now take a trip through the voodoo virtuoso’s career in this special presentation of STRANGE TALES #169-170. In the shadowed back alleys of New Orleans, they speak his name in awe, for ‘tis said he was old when the mountains were young, that he cannot be harmed, that he can never DIE! His name is DOCTOR VOODOO! Experience the birth of Marvel’s new Sorcer Supreme like never before, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus, an all-new framing sequence by Roy Thomas and Alex Massacci.

64 PGS./One-Shot/Reprint & NEW FRAMING SEQUENCE

Rated T+ …$4.99

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The origin of Jericho Drumm comic is a rip-off.

You can probably pick up the two original issues of Strange Tales for $5.

The Essential Horror book has those two stories, plus like 22 more comics, and is a much better deal.

But, no "NEW FRAMING SEQUENCE!!!!"

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The origin of Jericho Drumm comic is a rip-off.

You can probably pick up the two original issues of Strange Tales for $5.

The Essential Horror book has those two stories, plus like 22 more comics, and is a much better deal.

But, no "NEW FRAMING SEQUENCE!!!!"

 

Haha! I feel you. The Essential has like about 9 issues of Brother Voodoo stories, I believe. Fun stuff. But you know Marvel.

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There's a fantastic blaxplotation-style Brother Voodoo story in Strange Tales #2, with fantastic at by Jim Rugg:

 

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Preview for #3

 

http://comics.ign.com/articles/105/1053789p1.html

 

Written by: Rick Remender

Art by: Jefte Palo & Gabriel Hardman

Price: $2.99

Release Date: December 16, 2009

 

The evil which Agamotto foretold has seeped into Earth and amassed an army of possessed children of the supernatural -- all former candidates to the mantle Sorcerer Supreme!

 

Jericho's journeys through the Everdimensions, in hopes of halting this darkness, have left him broken, near death. With help out of reach and the fabric between our world and the shadow planes corrupted, Doctor Voodoo alone must defeat an army of Earth's most powerful lords of the arcane and their unnamed master!

 

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Oh my goodness!! Is this the first time we ever meet the Haitian Loa in the Marvel universe besides Damballah?!? This is freakin' exciting for me! YES!!! I love this book! :laugh: I was NOT expecting to see Legba and Ogoun so damn early!

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So my beloved Doctor Voodoo was canceled.

 

#5 will be the final issue.

 

http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.10785.doctor_voodoo~colon~_facing_his_nightmares

 

When the evil Nightmare tries to take control of the entire world in DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #4, on January 20, writer Rick Remender and artist Jefte Palo will have to help Jericho Drumm face the bad dreams of everyone on Earth.

 

"I like the potential of Nightmare," explains Remender as to why he chose the villain for Doctor Voodoo's first foe. "He controls a power I've coined as 'the unreal.' I also needed to use characters that were well known, so their power levels were also understood and you clearly knew what Jericho was up against his first day on the job. When you hear that Jericho is up to his eyes in Nightmare, Doctor Doom and Dormammu, you know he's in for a bad time. Had we opened with a new character it wouldn't have had the same impact. The way it's all planned out, it will ultimately also help to establish the power levels of Ogoun, the new big Voodoo-specific villain who we got a glimpse of in issue #3.

 

"Beyond the practical reason to use traditional big time supernatural villains, I love the characters. Nightmare and Doom are both tremendous fun to write. One is the living embodiment of all of mankind's worst fears and terrors, an unlimited potential for psychological horror. The other is-well, the other is Doom."

 

In the latest issue of DOCTOR VOODOO, Nightmare claimed to have manipulated Brother Voodoo's ascension to the role of Sorcerer Supreme, adding to the uncertainty Drumm feels in his new position.

 

"Jericho never felt worthy," remarks Remender. "Who would? You'd have to be some kind of megalomaniacal egotist of the highest order to be handed that job and think you're in any way ready. Jericho has done his best to maintain everything in the face of a nasty bad band of trouble. The effect of what Nightmare is putting him through is pure psychological terror: Being handed the keys to the Eye of Agamotto the same day Earth

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #4 preview art by Jefte Palo

is infested with the things of nightmare. However, when pitted against great odds, a strong man will display his inherent morality and move beyond the desire to simply live to see tomorrow and opt for the greater good. There is no such thing as a hero, only brief shining moments of valor from men and women who endeavor against instinct to overcome great terror. Jericho will have to earn his reputation."

 

All the changes going on in the mystical world, such as the coming of a new Sorcerer Supreme, have allowed Nightmare the opportunity to bring such an ambitious plan to fruition and assert his power over the mortal plane.

 

"Transition of power, a new guy in charge, and Nightmare has been planting seeds for this in Jericho's dreams for years," lists Remender. "How did he know Jericho would be chosen? There is more going on than the eye can see."

 

Remender likes to play with both large-scale, Earth-shattering conflicts, as well as smaller, more human concerns for Doctor Voodoo.

 

"I think you can do both successfully with the character," notes the writer. "I think his life as a doctor in New Orleans and as Houngan Supreme offer smaller scale human complications while the Sorcerer Supreme mantle will obviously put him in harm's way from larger sized threats."

 

Once this arc wraps up, however, fans can expect another change in Doctor Voodoo's status quo.

 

"While the series is concluding with issue #5, Jericho is very much a part of the Avengers universe and will continue to be a presence in upcoming events," promises Remender.

 

Before that, though, Doctor Voodoo has to make it out of his final issue in one piece.

 

"Issue #5 is going to be a blast," vows the writer. "Everything that happened in the first four issues pays off big. Many of the things readers thought were just happenstance or smaller, insignificant moments turn out to be major plot points. It'll be a lot of fun to hear reactions to the final issue."

 

Preview art for #4

 

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Issue #5 is the last?!?! Are you freaking kidding me? Yet Marvel just has to have 4 Deadpool titles!!! (Deadpool, Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth and that team Deadpool mini coming soon.)They couldn't give it a good half dozen? Maybe try promoting it a bit more?

 

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Are you serious? That's just insane.

It's one of the best Marvel titles, and Marvel cannot even know the sales figures yet with issue #5, from what I understand.

This is like the Strange Tales line from the late-90s...

Yeah, I have no idea what's going on with all the Deadpool stuff. He's the new Wolverine, I guess.

I like the interview with the author. "Everything from the first four issues will really play out big." Uh-huh, like readers really get invested in a plot-line after just four issues. Very sad.

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It turns out Marvel is canceling SWORD at issue #5 also.

SWORD was getting rave reviews from online reviewers.

While it seems that SWORD's premise really did call for a mini-series rather than an ongoing, this is still particularly bizarre.

Marvel has overstretched their line this past year, as comics get more expensive, Marvel is haphazardly releasing random ongoing series at an alarming rate.

But, why even bother with a book if you're not going to get behind it and give it a chance?

Canceling books that you released as ongoing series before the half-year mark is a pretty strange move.

Most people probably haven't even heard of SWORD yet. It's Kieron Gillen's new book about an American run inter-galactic police agency keeping the United States safe from "illegal aliens".

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Although the book is canceled, Remender is writing him in an anthology book. Will be a more light-hearted, down time story.

 

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/Age-of-Heroes-Marvel-100210.html

 

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Nrama: Rick, you've been getting your hands dirty lately with a chopped-up, undead version of the Punisher. Sooo... how did you end up doing a "Date Night" story starring Doctor Voodoo?

 

Remender: We’d just wrapped up issue 5 of Doctor Voodoo and Lauren came to me with the opportunity to use an idea we’d been discussing for the series but couldn’t get to. A slice of life, a brief moment of sanity in the life of the Sorcerer Supreme... that naturally turns less than sane. . A lighthearted character piece with a character you’d just put through hell, a perfect sorbet.

 

Nrama: When you tell people that the Sorcerer Supreme is none other than Doctor Voodoo, a lot of times, you'll get people saying "who"? For the uninitiated, what do you think the appeal of a character like Jericho Drumm?

 

Remender: Brother Voodoo has roamed the MU with the disembodied spirit of his brother Daniel since the early 70’s as the Voodoo equivalent of the Sorcerer Supreme. A few months back The Eye of Agamotto promoted him to the lofty position of Sorcerer Supreme after Stephen Strange misused the position. Jericho is a big classic Marvel character whose time has come. I love the dichotomy inherent in his personality, self-doubt and over confidence, his desire to serve his community being thwarted by his responsibility to save the universe. He’s had to earn his position and the respect of the other characters in the MU, he’s paid his dues, studied his craft, a man who was content focused on his small corner of the world suddenly given this huge promotion to the most powerful sorcerer in the universe, the underdog made good, he’s just very relatable to me and I’m happy to be writing him again.

 

Nrama: Doctor Voodoo has had a weird romantic past -- he had some awkwardness with Monica Rambeau over in Marvel Divas, and way back when his brother even possessed a woman so she might fall in love with him. And his jobs as both a doctor and a Sorcerer Supreme can't leave him with a lot of free time. So, in a very roundabout way, how's Jericho's game doing, in that regard?

 

Remender: His history with the ladies is wild. His passions run a bit hot. When he was a boy a homeless man Jericho had taunted killed his mother. He’s got issues left over from this. Guilt connected to women leads to inappropriately passionate, even stalkerish obsessions with ladies. Alexis, the lady in his life now, alluded to this in Doctor Voodoo #1 and has clearly had to overcome her fear of his behavior to continue the relationship.

 

Nrama: Artist Chris Samnee is working with you on this story, correct? How have you guys played off each other? What do you feel Chris really brings to the table with this style?

 

Remender: Artist Chris Samnee and I have literally been trying to put together a project together for five years. The closest we got was a back cover to an issue of Fear Agent. He's one of my favorite artists. A traditionalist in that story is always his main focus before all else. Immaculate acting, clear yet dynamic staging, fluid camera work... Hal Foster might have secretly traveled in time and trained Chris. His work on this short, on anything he touches, is truly lush.

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Does he discuss Moebius as well?

 

 

To be fair, the finished artwork does not come across as overtly Moebius-like as the b/w art.

 

And Ade is right. Quite lovely.

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