Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sandra Lanz relaunches CLEA
Sandra says: My name is Sandra Lanz and here’s my re-launch:
I’ve always been a fan of Marvel’s Mystic Arcana and its principle line-up: Doctor Strange, Magik, and Brother Voodoo. But years ago there was also Clea. Nothing has really been done with her in the past few years, at least in key continuity, so I think it’s the perfect time to revisit and reintroduce her.
Clea was always written as someone else’s dependent, first as Dormammu’s niece turned victim, then Doctor Strange’s ward, then his apprentice, then wife. I’d love to give her a re-launch as a solo title, one in which she can be more fully developed.
After a series of cataclysmic events in the Dark Dimension, Clea escapes to Earth as a means of political asylum from her pursuants; first arriving in Madrid, she has to learn how to live in disguise as a human and conceal her powers. She soon finds, however, that she can’t sit idly by, and begins to involve herself more and more in the lives of people around her.
Clea would use her psychic powers to pinpoint extreme psychological distress and follow it to its source, be it a crime she has to stop, or a mystery she has to solve, or helping someone caught up in mystic plot beyond their control.
The tone of the book would be one of “foreignness”: not quite fitting in, though needing desperately to pass for normal. Ultimately, her pursuit to understand what it means to be human would drive her to use her powers more and more, threatening to reveal her to those in the Dark Dimension who might be trying to find her.
Sandra Lanz's website is here.
Clea was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Read more...