Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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



Marvel Treasury Edition v1 #6 / Doctor Strange, 1975 - Like most of the other treasury editions, this is essentially a compilation of previously published stories. In this case, the reprints come from Strange Tales #146, Strange Tales #148, Dr. Strange #170, Dr. Strange #177 and Marvel Premiere #10. Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins are some of the respective artists within this collection. Brunner was the most recent series artist at the time, and supplied this 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. The artist contributes a new pin-up page and back cover (see inset above), both masterfully composed and rendered. With the exception of Howard the Duck, Dr. Strange would be Brunner's most memorable signature character. 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 checklistTop 10 Adams comicsBrunner checklistTop 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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1 comments to date:

Danman said...

There was also a Brunner pin-up inside.