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Doctor Strange Vol. 2: The Last Days of Magic

by Jason Aaron

Series: Doctor Strange Vol 4 (2), Doctor Strange (Series 4 Vol 2), Doctor Strange [complete] (Doctor Strange [2015] #6-10 + Last Days of Magic)

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"They've crossed the dimensions, purging each of all sorcery. Now the Empirikul have come to the source of magic on Earth. The Master of the Mystic Arts finds himself at the mercy of the Imperator! But the Empirikul have nearly won the battle before it's even started. With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange's sleeves? Or failing that, how about some cool weapons? Plus: As the Empirikul wreak havoc on magic users across the Marvel Universe, discover Wong's ultimate sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand and meet a new player just as she's about to lose the game!"--Page 4 of cover.… (more)
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Absolutely loved the art in this one, and I think the writing was a touch better, if only because we saw the more serious Stephen Strange, my main complaint from the first volume being his flippancy.

That said, this story asks the question, what if Superman was a worshipper of science and wanted to rid the universe of magic? Yes, the Imperator was Superman. Period.

He did blather on quite a bit about science, which would have been fine, had he been actually talking real science. String theory. Quantum mechanics.

Instead, he came across much more like Thomas Dolby in his most famous song, occasionally shouting, "Science!" and that's about it.

Having said that, whenever the action moved away from him and over to Strange building an army of resistance fighters and scrounging the last vestiges of magic? Yeah, well, then the book was...well...magic.

Wish there was more of it.

However, it does set up an interesting new scenario, where the world of magic has been drastically scaled back.

Stand by for a storyline in about a year or two's time that wipes that limiting factor out and brings it all back again. Which, of course, it my main problem with Marvel comics. I just wish, when they did this earthshaking stuff, that they'd commit to it.

Overall, though, a decent enough story and lovely art. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
I really loved the first volume of this so the fact that the second volume was only okay was a huge letdown. The set-up that most of the magic in the world was destroyed and Strange needed find the leftover scraps of it to fight a magic-hating super-scientist was a great one. But Strange's reason why he and the other magic-users shouldn't get help from their non-magical friends felt really weak. I know Tony Stark can't sense magic, Strange, but maybe he could come up with one or two ideas to fight another super-scientist. Maybe Wanda could call her brother Quicksilver and have him collect the magical artifacts one day before he goes to work. Maybe Magik's brother Colossus could beat the super-scientist to a pulp with his non-magical metal punching arms. I don't know. Use your resources, Strange. Then the villain was dispatched about halfway through and the rest of the volume was devoted to these little snapshots of some of Strange's magical compatriots, which was fine but not that compelling. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
This volume collects issues 6 through 10 of the recent Doctor Strange comic book, detailing the culmination of Strange's battle against the Imperator and his Empirikul army, along with the standalone Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic which belongs between issues 6 and 7. The latter in particular features a range of minor magic-powered superheroes. Jason Aaron's writing plays up the pathos of the destruction of magic, but is sometimes quite funny. Chris Bachalo's art is solid.

Zelda Stanton, the librarian whom Strange has taken on as an assistant, has several important roles to play in this plot arc. The flavor of the thing as a whole reminded me of the David Tennant Doctor Who episode "The Last of the Time Lords," with Zelda in the Martha Jones role.
1 vote paradoxosalpha | May 19, 2019 |
Concludes the dark Empirikul storyline; super-science vs magic in the ultimate showdown. Definitely an entertaining read. ( )
  michaeladams1979 | Oct 11, 2018 |
Dr. Stephen Strange has usually been portrayed as an upper-crust magician. The elite, high-paid surgeon transitioned into an elite mage above the need for money with his mansion and manservant and endless supply of tea sets. Writer Jason Aaron has now stripped away all those high class trappings. This series revels in manly magic with much use of magic guns and arrows and many references to punching people with magic. Grim and gritty Dr. Strange is a fun, but I wonder if it is sustainable? Guess I'll have to wait for the next book to see. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
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"They've crossed the dimensions, purging each of all sorcery. Now the Empirikul have come to the source of magic on Earth. The Master of the Mystic Arts finds himself at the mercy of the Imperator! But the Empirikul have nearly won the battle before it's even started. With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange's sleeves? Or failing that, how about some cool weapons? Plus: As the Empirikul wreak havoc on magic users across the Marvel Universe, discover Wong's ultimate sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand and meet a new player just as she's about to lose the game!"--Page 4 of cover.

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