Doctor Strange: Damnation

The fate of magic will be decided in Las Vegas! DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION plans to tell the story of a sorcerer conflict rising out of “Sin City.” This Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE) and Donny Cates (DOCTOR STRANGE) four-part series will alter the mystical realm of Marvel forever!

The events of SECRET EMPIRE left Las Vegas decimated. Then editor Nick Lowe promised that the events of DOCTOR STRANGE #385 will alter the world of magic invariably. This all leads Doctor Strange to gather all the magic left in the world and “raise Las Vegas up from the ashes.”

I imagine that Las Vegas will operate as some form of oasis for magic. In the pages of the book, we already see characters like Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, and Blade gather into the city of lights. Throughout history, people considered magic sinful and so it makes sense that our heroes would gather here to protect their ancient profession.

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Yet Doctor Strange’s plan to create a safe magical community does not fully go his way. By resurrecting Las Vegas, Strange creates an opening for Mephisto to enter the world. Mephisto, Marvel’s version of the devil, has decided he wants control of Earth.

For those who have been reading DOCTOR STRANGE, they know that the magical community is not at the height of its ability. Strange’s powers are probably very diminished especially after using most of it to recreate Las Vegas. Therefore will take most of the wizardly heroes of the Marvel universe to defeat Mephisto.

Rob Reis (SECRET EMPIRE) and Szymon Kudranski (DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER) will provide the art for DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION. I am excited to see how they will visually imagine the fantastical world of Doctor Strange’s Las Vegas. As Nick Lowe says if you miss this event “you’re going to hate yourself.”

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1 comes out February 21st!


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