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Let the Sorcerer Supreme guide you through a truly mind-bending collection in Doctor Strange, Folio’s fifth volume in the Marvel Heroes series. Explore another dimension of Super Hero comics by legends including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell.
‘Did anyone before Ditko—or after him, for that matter—ever create a more alien yet beautiful vision of sidereal worlds?’
- Roy Thomas, from his Introduction
Take a trip to the outer reaches of comic-book consciousness with Doctor Strange. Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts celebrates his 60th anniversary with this kaleidoscopic collection from Folio. Former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas selects and introduces 14 of the Sorcerer Supreme’s most dazzling exploits, created by comic-book legends including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Brian K. Vaughan and Jason Aaron. Every tale in this truly eldritch edition has been scanned directly from original comics. It also includes a stunningly accurate replica of Strange Tales #115, the 1963 Marvel anthology in which the Doctor reveals his startling origin story. Multiple-award-winning Doctor Strange artist Marcos Martín provides original cover art for this edition, as well as designing hypnotic blue and purple endpapers, and a sulphurous yellow slipcase bearing the esoteric Super Hero’s iconic Seal of the Vishanti. Following previous volumes in Folio’s Marvel Heroes series — Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and Thor — Doctor Strange will spirit you away to some of the most bizarre corners of the Marvel Multiverse.
Bound in blocked cloth and paper printed with a design by Marcos Martín
Prelims set in Miller with Benton Sans as display
336 pages printed in 4-colour throughout
Endpapers printed with a design by Marcos Martín
Cloth slipcase blocked with a design by Marcos Martín
10½˝ x 7˝
Scale replica comic
32 pages with 4-page cover
10˝ x 7˝
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Created by Stan Lee and visionary artist Steve Ditko, Doctor Stephen Strange was once a gifted but conceited surgeon. His dextrous hands ruined in a car accident, Strange received both salvation and supernatural enlightenment from an enigmatic guru known only as the Ancient One. Originally featured in Strange Tales #115, this iconic origin story is included in the separate replica comic book that accompanies this collection. This stunning facsimile comes complete with vintage ads and original Silver Age back-up strips. The other classic tales selected for this collection reveal Doctor Strange as something of an occult Sherlock Holmes, complete with faithful assistant (the redoubtable Wong) and iconic real-world address (177A Bleecker Street, New York City). Steve Ditko’s hallucinogenic world was taken to ever more dizzying extremes by successive generations of artists including Gene Colan, Frank Brunner and Michael Golden, all featured in this collection. P. Craig Russell’s phenomenal Art Nouveau-style graphic novel, ‘What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?’ is also collected here in its entirety.
‘The Lee/Ditko pairing on Strange was a sequence of ever-spiralling triumphs, topped by Doc’s astral-energy battles with the dreaded being known as Dormammu.’
- Roy Thomas, from his Introduction
Armed with a crimson Cloak of Levitation and an endless array of spells at his fingertips, Doctor Strange adventures through worlds of astral projection, mind-merging and communion with cosmic entities, a phantasmagoria anchored by a vivid cast of recurring characters. In this collection, you’ll find the first named appearances of Strange’s mentor the Ancient One, as well as rival sorceress Clea. Other classic Doctor Strange characters including the evil Nightmare, the god-like Eternity and Strange’s alien apprentice Rintrah all make debut appearances. Stalwart Super Villains Baron Mordo and the dread Dormammu feature throughout, along with a guest spot from Dracula himself! Further bizarre encounters occur in the 1982 tale ‘To Have Loved… and Lost!’ in which Strange undergoes an out-of-body experience so extreme that he confronts his identity as a work of comic-book fiction. This is a universe where atmosphere and ideas triumph over earthly logic, in tales rendered by some of the most imaginative comic-book talents of all time. Doctor Strange is a spellbinding volume that literally unleashes the mystic arts of Marvel.
‘Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic!’ – Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
‘If Eternity Should Fail!’ – Strange Tales #138 (November 1965)
‘The End—at Last!’ – Strange Tales #146 (July 1966)
‘The Power and the Pendulum’ – Doctor Strange #174 (November 1968)
‘Sise-Neg Genesis’ – Marvel Premiere #14 (March 1974)
‘To Have Loved . . . and Lost!’ – Doctor Strange #55 (October 1982)
‘To Steal the Sorcerer’s Soul!’ – Marvel Fanfare #5 (November 1982)
‘Deliver Us from Evil!’ – Doctor Strange #62 (December 1983)
‘Don’t Pay the Ferryman—!’ – Doctor Strange #80 (December 1986)
‘Souled Out!—The Faust Gambit, Part I’ – Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #5 (July 1989)
‘Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?’ (1997)
‘The Oath—Chapter One’ – Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 (December 2006)
‘The New Face of Magic’ – Doctor Strange #11 (November 2016)
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