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Jeff Lemire revamping Sentry with new solo series at Marvel Comics

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Mar 7, 2018

Comic book writer Jeff Lemire is coming back to Marvel in a full-time capacity with a new solo series centered on the Sentry. Created in 2000 by Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, and Rick Veitch, the Sentry is actually a meth addict by the name of Robert Reynolds. Through the consumption of a special serum developed by the Canadian government, he becomes the Sentry, who has the "power of one million exploding suns."

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Years passed and Reynolds, overweight and middle-aged, forgot that he was the Sentry. When his arch-enemy, the Void, began to make a comeback, so did Reynolds' recollections of being a hero.

“The Sentry is a fascinating character,” Lemire told Comicbook.com. “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.”

Lemire is known for his work on Marvel books like All-New HawkeyeExtraordinary X-MenMoon Knight, and Old Man Logan.

“Having made his dramatic and unexpected return in Donny Cates’ Doctor Strange story, it was a no-brainer for us to move ahead on an actual Sentry series! And it was my great fortune that Jeff Lemire was eager to lend his talents to the project, as it will live in the sort of off-kilter headspace that his Moon Knight and Black Hammer projects exist in,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “And Kim Jacinto, fresh off of Avengers: No Surrender, is the perfect artist to help visualize the worlds of this shining champion who’s also got a dark underbelly.”