Following Doom's fall during which Mr. Fantastic acquired his power and rebuilt the Multiverse, Reed resurrected Doctor Strange, with his memories of Battleworld erased. With a new lease on life, Strange continued protecting the normal world from magical threats. He would soon find himself challenged by the biggest threat to magic yet, the Empirikul, worshippers of science led by the Imperator, a being from another dimension hellbent on destroying magic throughout the different planes of existence of the universe. The effects of the Empirikul's crusade, which consisted of killing Sorcerers Supremes and destroying magic energies, was felt in Strange's dimension in the form of failing spells or magical creatures acting strangely.
Magic eventually started to rekindle, and Doctor Strange began re-creating spells with the help of the Zelma and began repairing the destroyed Sanctum Sanctorum with the help of Wong. During this time, Strange had a day-long encounter with his estranged wife, Clea, who wanted an official magical divorce, hoping that doing so would remove some magic burden from Stephen and allow him to tap into his full potential with the little power he had left. She even crafted a magical document that, when torn, would nullify any magical contract, but they ended up using it to tame a monster that was threatening Wong. With that taken care of, Stephen told Clea that he was not ready to annul their marriage and, therefore, the two remained connected, but as friends. Afterwards, he helped the Punisher defeat a crackpot menace who was trying to use magical artifacts to cleanse New York City of foreigners by summoning a giant demonic leviathan.
Strange, Zoloz, and Strange's estranged wife, Clea, then assembled an army of magical and galactic-level heroes to battle Galactus, but this was all secretly a suicide mission to have Galactus consume all of them so he would reach critical mass and be easier to destroy. This also destroyed the entire universe, which Strange recreated with the help of Eternity and the Living Tribunal. 59ce067264