The interdimensional forces of the Emperikul are looking to cleanse the Marvel Universe of all magic in the aptly titled "The Last Days of Magic," a storyline beginning in Doctor Strange #6, by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.

In fact, the preview shows these creepy Stormtrooper-looking guys attacking not only Stephen Strange, but other characters including Magik, Shaman, and the Scarlet Witch. I already like this sequence because it reminds me of old-school Marvel stories like The Dark Phoenix Saga, when the action would cut to other Marvel heroes just to show how big the threat actually was. On the other hand, it's also possible that all of these characters team up with Strange to fight the threat, which would also be a lot of fun to see.

All this and a gorgeously creepy Chris Bachalo cover, on sale March 9th.


Story Thus Far Variant by Kris Anka
Classic Variant by Butch Guice
Chris Bachalo
Chris Bachalo
Chris Bachalo


Here's the official word 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!