Moebius

Real Name: Jean Giraud

Identity/Class: Human; French citizen

Nature of abilities: Artistic

Occupation: Comic book artist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Doctor Strange

Enemies: Nightmare (possibly - see comments below)

Known Relatives: n/a (private information)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Paris, France

First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#9 (October 1989) 

Powers/Abilities:  Artist of genius-level with great visionary abilities to tap into Mankind's collective unconscious.

History:  (Dr. Strange III#9 fb) - On a recent visit to Paris (possibly in Doctor Strange II#40), Strange paid his respects - and vice-versa - to noted fantasy artist Moebius in front of a bistro named after the artist's western hero, Lt. Blueberry.

(Unpublished Story) - Nightmare used the mind of Moebius as a gateway to invade reality. Strange had to use his own powers to enter the Mind of Moebius as well (as he once entered the mind of the Ancient One) and, there, teamed up with the artist's creations, Arzach, Major Grubert of the Airtight Garage, and Lt. Blueberry, to defeat Nightmare's minions.

Comments: Created, well, adapted by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and Jackson Guice (artist).

In 1989, Thomas and Lofficier came up with the idea of a one-shot Doctor Strange special which would be a crossover between Doctor Strange and then successful line of Moebius graphic novels then published by Marvel/Epic. A free license/permission was successfully negotiated between Marvel and Moebius' company, and Thomas plotted a story, which was then entrusted to artist Marshall Rogers who penciled half-a-dozen pages. A reference to Strange's past relationship with Moebius was inserted by Thomas in Doctor Strange III#9. Then Rogers abruptly left to pursue another assignment and the project was sadly abandoned.

 

"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier (yes, that Jean-Marc Lofficier!--Snood).

CLARIFICATIONS:  
Jean "Moebius" Giraud should be distinguished from:



Images:

Doctor Strange III#9, p.11


Last updated: 04/29/04

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