Marvel Fresh Start Brings Back The Sentry with Jeff Lemire and Kim Jacinto
The recently returned Marvel character known as The Sentry will be getting his brand new ongoing series as part of Marvel’s Fresh Start with two big names in the industry as creative duo, namely writer Jeff Lemire and artist Kim Jacinto.
The Sentry first appeared as a character for Marvel Knights. He was created IRL by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee for the miniseries which proved to be successful enough to warrant another appearance.
The Sentry is a fascinating character. I absolutely loved the original Sentry series by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee when it first came out, so I jumped at the chance to write the character. The Sentry has a lot of emotional depth and a lot for me to dig into in terms of the psychology of the character. He is immensely powerful and has the potential to be one of the greatest and most important heroes in the Marvel Universe, but he is constantly undermined by his own dark side and his own self-doubt.
Ever since Sentry returned in the pages of Donny Cates’ Doctor Strange book, people have also been wondering what happened to Sentry’s dark side known as The Void. Well it seems like Strangeness has gotten hold of that evil entity at least until the start of The Sentry # 1.
You cannot have The Sentry without the Void but what I was very conscious of was not simply retelling the same stories that had been told in the past with Sentry and Void. I want to see their relationship and their characters evolve and go in new directions.
The Sentry returns to the Marvel Universe starting June 2018.