Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange volume 1
Writer: Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
Art: Steve Ditko
FC, 270 pgs
$80.00 CAN / $49.99 US
Jack Kirby and Stan Lee are notorious for creating the Marvel Universe, controversy aside. Together, this writer and artist team brought Earth’s Mightiest Heroes under one umbrella. They reinvented Thunder Gods, envisioned science adventurers, and put some of the weirdest and most recognizable superheroes (and villains!) on newsprint paper. Though each comic was a triumph, and every story they told a lasting memory, there was a third mind that solidified Marvel’s dominance over the superhero genre. His name was Steve Ditko. Best known for illustrating and co-creating Spider-Man, the most dynamic and greatest good guy to spawn from the Silver Age of comic books, Ditko also created the eminent Doctor Strange.
This shiny Marvel Masterworks hardcover collects partial issues of Strange Tales #110, 111, 114-141, covering the humble beginnings, overall conception, and complete development of Marvel’s in-house sorcerer, Dr. Strange. (more…)