Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Doctor Strange #179 - Barry Windsor Smith cover, Steve Ditko reprint

Barry Windsor Smith
Dr. Strange v1 #179, 1969 - This cover features Barry Smith's first rendition of Spider-man, one of a small handful during his entire career. Amateurish and poorly drawn, it's unfortunately typical of his early efforts. The figures are stiff and the overall layout is weak. While the cover touts Spider-man as a guest star, the interiors are a reprint from Amazing Spider-man annual #2 (Steve Ditko art). This is number 1 of 1 Doctor Strange issues with Smith art and/covers. See today's posts or more Smith Ditko or Doctor Strange issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist, Ditko checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils (Sam Grainger inks) = *
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More Smith posts:
Marvel Comics Pres. #73
Conan the Barbarian v1 #10 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #10
Astonishing Tales #3

More Ditko posts:
Amaz. Spider-man #10
Ghostly Tales #55
Mystery Tales #40

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