Marvel's magical characters need a fresh start, so I'm giving them one. It starts with a one shot, then some minis, then a full blown ongoing.
The Strange Tale of the Sorcerer Supreme - "It was a ruse Peter. I lied." - Dr. Strange.
Writer - Brian K Vaughn - yes, I'm pulling BKV out for this one shot. It serves a dual purpose of running down the status quo of both Dr. Strange, Brother Vodoo and Dr. Doom. It would use Spider-man as a prospective character since he both bumps sales and his limited interaction with Magic allows for some more natural exposition. Art would be handled by J.H. Williams III as I feel he's the only one who could pull off something in the vien of the classic Ditko Strange stories that this would need. In short its the death of Steven Strange. He's found on the doorstep of Peter Parker with about half his torso missing and proceeds to let Peter know that he's been the sorcerer Supreme the entire time but had been trying to groom Brother Vodoo for the role as if he had not Doom would gain the title. It ends with Strange's body dieing and his last words "They're free."
From that we'd launch 2 6 issue minis, one focusing on Brother Voodoo and the other on Dr. Doom.
Dooms Defenders - "oh god I'm on the Defenders..." - She-Hulk
Writer Matt Fraction with art by Ed McGuiness. Yes, I know we'd need to get McGuiness started up now to make it monthly a year from now.. he's got the over the top look I want for the book. The premise is doom is forced into leading a new incarnation of The Defenders made up of himself, Namor, Stardust and She-Hulk. Who pulled them together? Why none other than Dormamu. Why would he do this? Because he can't rule over 616 if it doesn't exist anymore. The Defenders are then sent to kill Dormmamu's sister who's name escapes me at the moment. We get the Defenders against her, Mindless Ones, and a special apperance by Captain Brittian his crew. Doom *****es, Namor is Namor, and She-Hulk points out the total absurdity of everything. It'd be a hoot.
Strange Tales- "I tried to prepare you as best I could" Dr. Strange
David Hine writng and art by Roy Allen Martinez. This is Voodoo's showcase book, showing his quest to become the Sorcerer Supreme. He's aided by the Incorporeal form of Dr. Strange who is left near powerless with the death of his body. Strange guides him across the world to various magical characters like Agitha Harkness, Baron Mordru, and Ghost Rider. The book is about a consolidation of power as there is a vague powerful threat coming that Strange refuses to talk about until Voodoo becomes the Sorcerer Supreme.
The Trials - "Steven never had to do this crap..." Brother Voodoo
Alternating issues between Fraction and Hine, and with art by Stuart Imnomen. The trials consist of brain, brawn and will, and are uinique to the taker. Both Doom and Voodoo bring the teams they've assembled along to assist them. I'll leave the details of the trials to the writers tho.
The Rise of the Sorcerer Supreme - "Pass on little ghost." Dormmamu
Written by David Hine, art by Alex Maleeve, this is Voodoo's true ascension to the title of Sorcerer Supreme. While Doom focused on raw power Voodoo focused on knowledge leading him to finish the tests elegantly. We loose Strange the Mentor here, who in his weakened state is unable to stop Dormmamu from dissipating him. For all intents this would be the true death of Dr. Strange, removing him from the toybox.
The Sorcerer Supreme - "Galactus is not the only survivor of the previous creation" - Dormmamu.
This is what we've been building up to for the last year. Written by David Hine (can you tell i think he should get a bite at the apple?) And with art by Stuart Imnomen (it needs someone who can do over the top and subtle, possibly both on the same page) its Voodoo leading the newest iteration of the defenders consisting of himself, Dormmamu, Namor (cause everythings better with Namor) and Stardust. What are they defending against? The Great Old Ones, the surviving gods of the previous creation that had been imprisioned in the Supermassive black hole at the center of the universe. Possible storylines include a crossover with the Cosmic titles (who else let them out but Thanos?) and the Sorcerer Squadron Supreme, a team up of Sorcerer Supremes from other realities.
So there we go. A real handoff instead of the I'm just not it anymore, a tour of the existing magical marvel minus Magik, and a credable threat that would be outside the realm of normal marvel superheroes. If that doesn't do it then they need to just put magic on the shelf.