Jeff Lemire hasn’t been gone from Marvel long enough for his Thanos run to have concluded on Marvel Unlimited. But he’s back. Then again, Lemire is a frighteningly prolific writer and it’s normal for him to work with several publisher simultaneously. It’s still a fairly quick return, though.
Then there’s the title itself. The Sentry is a character that hasn’t always worked very well outside the original Paul Jenkins /Jae Lee mini-series. Essentially, he’s Superman with split personality, where he’s his own archenemy. That’s as unexpected as Lemire’s quick return.
So The Sentry #1 by Lemire and Kim Jacinto will debut in June.
Over at CB.com, Lemire has the following to say about comparisons to his well-received run on Moon Knight, featuring another character having trouble with his multiple personalities:
“Well, it’s is different since Sentry and Moon Knight both have very different issues,” Lemire explains. “In both cases, I wanted to craft a narrative structure that reflected those mental health issues and both series deal with multiple realities reflecting the inner landscape of the characters, so I suppose you could draw a comparison there. But The Sentry is not a retread of what I did in Moon Knight. But I did want to create a story filled with mystery and psychological depth like I did with Moon Knight.”
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