Doctor Strange Encounters “The Last Days of Magic”

Without totally subverting the character, writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo have been doing a great job updating Doctor Strange to 2016. He’s not quite the same Stephen Strange who served as a member of the Illuminati, or as Sheriff on Battleworld. But those versions are visible in this stronger, more Cumberbatchy version. I don’t say that as a crack — getting readers excited about Doctor Strange in time for the movie can only be a good thing, especially when it’s this well done.

I’m also digging these Story Thus Far covers — not because I think they actually communicate the story unless you already know it, but because they’re really cool pieces of art.

From Marvel:

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, the second arc of Doctor Strange starts here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DOCTOR STRANGE #6 – the first chapter of “The Last Days of Magic”, coming at you from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo! He is the Sorcerer Supreme. The best defense against magical threats from this and any universe. But what happens when his foe’s mission is to eradicate magic forever? The Emperikul have arrived, leaving universes cleansed of magic in their wake. Their next target? The Marvel Universe! Even at full strength he may not be able to stop them. But with Doctor Strange weakened beyond measure? We don’t stand a chance! Now is your chance to jump on board this hit series as the war for magic heats up in March’s DOCTOR STRANGE #6!

DOCTOR STRANGE #6 (JAN160874)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Story Thus Far Variant by KRIS ANKA (JAN160875)
Classic Variant by BUTCH GUICE (JAN160876)
FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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