7/20/13

Amazing Spider-man annual #14 - Frank Miller art & cover

Frank Miller
Amazing Spider-man v1 annual #14, 1980 - Dr. Doom conspires with Dormammu to unleash a new malevolent force. Meanwhile, Spider-man responds to Doctor Strange's mystical call for help. Frank Miller's cover radiates with power, contrasting the heroic figures with Dr. Doom's image in the background. Inside, the artist delivers one of his most exceptional works. Each page is carefully designed, with enough variations to maintain interest in this lengthy adventure. Miller employs two-page wide panels at certain intervals, dividing the story into more manageable segments. His splendid drawings often pay homage to Steve Ditko's early Dr. Strange issues (see interior page below). Miller's already formidable pencils are further enhanced by inker Tom Palmer. This is number 1 of 2 Amazing Spider-man annual issues with Miller art and/or covers.
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over pencils (Tom Palmer inks) = ****
"The Book of the Vishanti" 
Miller story pencils (Tom Palmer inks) 40 pages = *****


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3 comments:

  1. Frank Miller was supposed to be taking over the Doctor Strange series in the early 80's...I remember seeing ads for it in various other comics....but it never panned out for some reason. Would have loved to have seen more.

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  2. I also waited for the Dr. Strange series in anticipation. No Miller but Marshall Rogers wound up doing a terrific job on the series (reviewed elsewhere on this blog).

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  3. Yes, that was a really nice consolation prize. :) I really enjoyed his work. It just didn't last long enough.

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