Thursday, November 8, 2012
It might be nostalgia ruling the day, but I've always been a big fan of the mysterious masked superhero look that Doctor Strange sported briefly during his first self-titled comics run back in the late Silver Age. Gene Colan drew the character magnificently. Here is a poster shot by Colan showing the good Doctor surrounded by many of his friends and enemies of the time. The shocking weird green background really pops.
Here is that same poster art in glorious black and white from a later British reprint.
And finally here is that image in full color, used here as a cover for an issue of the British version of The Avengers. Beautifully rendered.