Next month The Death of Doctor Strange miniseries wraps up, revealing the identity of his murderer. But January also brings the final tie-in one-shot to for the event series, Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone, which puts the spotlight on the monster-hunting Bloodstone family.
The one-shot is by Tini Howard and artist Ig Guara, and introduces a new member to the family.
Notable among this family are Ulysses Bloodstone, the once-immortal, now deceased father who first appeared in Marvel Presents back in 1975; his daughter Elsa Bloodstone, who was introduced in 2001 and later appeared in Nextwave and Fearless Defenders; and her younger brother Cullen Bloodstone, who debuted in Avengers Arena and can transform into a monster called a Glartrox.
And come January, Marvel will introduce their long-lost sister Lyra Bloodstone, whose “unique Blood gem” gives her awesome powers and makes her a target.
As all sorts of mystical, monster-y threats invade Earth after the death of its Sorcerer Supreme, Elsa and Cullen find themselves not only getting involved to protect the Earth, but also to protect their sister:
Who better to defend Earth from magical invaders than monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone? Elsa is the best there is at what she does—tough, skilled and clever enough to handle any problem…except her brother, Cullen. The siblings will have to put their issues aside not only to protect Earth but also to welcome the latest addition to the Bloodstone clan: their long-lost SISTER! Her awesome set of powers and unique Blood gem have placed a target on her back, and the worst horrors from beyond this realm are on the hunt.
Here’s a look at Lyra:
Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone arrives in comic shops Jan. 12 and promises to “lay the groundwork for the family’s exciting and unpredictable future.” Death of Doctor Strange #5 also arrives in January, and here’s a look at the covers for issues #4 and #5 by Kaare Andrews, as well as a variant for issue #5 by Stephen Mooney: