Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Marvel Treasury Edition #6 / Doctor Strange - Frank Brunner art & cover, Frank Brunner / Neal Adams, Steve Ditko reprint

Frank Brunner 
Marvel Treasury Edition v1 #6 / Doctor Strange, 1975 - Like most of the other treasury editions, this is essentially a compilation of previously published stories. Among these are works by Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #111, Strange Tales #146) and Frank Brunner / Neal Adams (Marvel Premiere #10). As the current Dr. Strange artist at the time, Brunner delivers the exceptional new cover. The hero emerges from a window-like portal while Clea floats mysteriously in the background. The ornate pattern not only reinforces the symmetry of the layout but adds sophistication as well. Brunner also contributes a masterfully composed pin-up page and back cover (see page below). With the exception of Howard the Duck, Dr. Strange would be Brunner's most memorable signature character. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins. This is number 1 of 2 Marvel Treasury issues with Brunner art, reprints and/or covers. See today's posts or more Brunner, Adams, Ditko, Doctor Strange or Marvel Treasury issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Brunner checklist, Top 10 Brunner comics or Ditko checklist.
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Brunner cover pencils and inks = *****
Brunner pin-up page pencils and inks = ****
Brunner back cover pencils and inks = ****
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Frank Brunner 
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More Brunner posts:
Marvel Treasury #6
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