DOCTOR STRANGE TURNS 60: How 13 Great Artists See the Master of the Mystic Arts

Steve Ditko’s sorcerer, across six decades — by Wrightson, Russell, Ross and MORE…


By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, it’s Doctor Strange’s 60th anniversary! Strange Tales #110, which contained his first appearance, went on sale April 9, 1963.

Here are 13 great illustrators’ interpretations of the Master of the Mystic Arts:

Doctor Strange creator Steve Ditko, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2

Gene Colan pencils, Tom Palmer inks

Bernie Wrightson

Frank Brunner

Jim Starlin

Marshall Rogers pencils, Terry Austin inks

Dave Cockrum pencils, inks by Tom Palmer

Doctor Strange: A Portfolio by Michael Golden

P. Craig Russell, Doctor Strange Annual #1

Arthur Adams

Jon J. Muth

Kevin Nowlan

Alex Ross


— DITKO’s DOCTOR STRANGE Covers That Never Were. Click here.

— 13 DOCTOR STRANGE Covers to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

PETER BOSCH’s first book, American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s – From the Small Screen to the Printed Pagehas just been published by TwoMorrows. He has written articles and conducted celebrity interviews for various magazines and newspapers. Peter lives in Hollywood.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Getting a Pierce Brosnan vibe from that Ross art

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  2. Great picks, but shocked no Paul Smith.

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