As an auspicious start to a most welcome initiative, Marvel Comics announced this week Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault #1, the first in a series of previously unreleased works finally seeing the light. On sale in February 2011, the Doctor Strange one-shot was created by longtime Marvel writer Roger Stern and artist Neil Vokes. Seen after the jump are more details from editor Tom Brevoort and the full cover by Mario Alberti.The story of Doctor Strange's first night in his Greenwich Village apartment, the long-completed Stern/Vokes tale was unearthed by Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort during the company's preparations to move to a new office.

"Over the years, there have been a number of stories that we've commissioned but that were never completed for one reason or another. I and other editors up here have held onto the work that was finished, sometimes for decades, in the hope that eventually we'd be able to see these stories in print," said Brevoort. "And now, with our office-move, these materials are coming to light once again. In addition to this Doctor Strange story, which was originally intended for the Marvel Universe series we published in the late '90s, we've found four or five other tales which deserve to be completed and printed--so we'll be doing just that in the months to come!"

Who knows what else remains hidden in the Marvel Vault? It'll be fun to find out in the coming months.