Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Bill Everett (Illustrated by)

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More early adventures of Doctor Strange by Stan the Man Lee!

Doctor Strange is back, brought to you by the occult imaginings of Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins. With a roll call of classic creators like that, this Epic Collection is anything but cursed. Doctor Strange’s adventures will take him across the cosmos and into new dimensions as he struggles to save Earth from Kaluu, Umar and the judgment of the Living Tribunal. Then, in his own solo series, Doctor Strange gains one of his greatest creative teams of all time: Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. This trio of talents will pit the Master of the Mystic arts against Eternity and Dormammu with the lives of Clea and Victoria Bentley hanging in the balance.

COLLECTING: Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #147-168, DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) #169-179, AVENGERS (1963) #61 and material from NOT BRAND ECHH (1967) #13.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 504 pages
ISBN-10: 130295315X
Item Weight: 2.44 lbs
Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.81 x 10.2 inches
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Writer/editor Stan Lee (1922-2018) made comic-book history together with Jack Kirby in 1961 with Fantastic Four #1. The monumental popularity of its new style inspired Lee to develop similarly themed characters — including the Hulk and X-Men with Kirby, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Steve Ditko, and Daredevil with Bill Everett. After shepherding his creations through dozens of issues — in some cases a hundred or more — Lee allowed other writers to take over, but he maintained steady editorial control. Eventually, he helped expand Marvel into a multimedia empire. In recent years, his frequent cameo appearances in Marvel’s films established Lee as one of the world’s most famous faces.

Roy Thomas joined the Marvel Bullpen as a writer and editor under Stan Lee, scripting key runs of nearly every title of the time: Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Sub-Mariner, Thor, X-Men and more. He wrote the first 10 years of Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian and Savage Sword of Conan; and launched such series as Defenders, Iron Fist, Invaders and Warlock. At DC, he developed All-Star Squadron, Infinity Inc. and related titles, proving instrumental in reviving the Golden Age Justice Society of America. Thomas later became editor of Alter Ego, a magazine devoted to comic-book history, and co-scripted the sword-and-sorcery films Fire and Ice and Conan the Destroyer.

An unparalleled talent, Bill Everett created Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, comics’ original anti-hero, whose ongoing adventures set the bar for sophisticated comic-book serials. Equally as skilled at illustrating horror and war comics, Everett continued as one of Timely’s top artists until 1957. Once the Marvel Age kicked off, Stan Lee brought Everett back into the fold to co-create Daredevil and return once more to his signature creation, the Sub-Mariner.

During the 1960s, when males dominated the industry, Marie Severin earned the respect of her peers with her seemingly limitless talents in every facet of comic-book production — from penciling to inking to lettering to coloring. Her earliest recorded work was for EC Comics in 1949, and she went on to contribute coloring across the famous publisher’s line before moving to Marvel’s predecessor Atlas Comics. In the Silver Age of comics, Severin made her mark in the Bullpen, drawing the adventures of Doctor Strange and becoming the company’s head colorist before going on to concentrate on penciling. Her extensive contribution to Marvel across a wide array of titles includes providing the original design for Spider-Woman. Severin was inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame in 2001.

The unique, shadowy style of Gene Colan (1926-2011) most memorably appeared in long stints on Captain America and Daredevil, and all 70 issues of Tomb of Dracula — among the dozens of other Marvel titles he has drawn. His DC work on Detective Comics and Night Force is equally well remembered. During the Golden Age, he drew multiple war stories for Marvel and DC alike. Colan has earned several Eagle Awards and had professional art showings in New York City. His work on Ed Brubaker’s Captain America at the age of 82 drew well-deserved raves.

Tom Palmer has worked as an illustrator in the advertising and editorial fields but has spent the majority of his career in comic books. His first assignment, fresh out of art school, was on Doctor Strange. He has since gone on to lend his inking talents to many of Marvel’s top titles including X-Men, Avengers, Tomb of Dracula, Punisher, Hulk and Ghost Rider. He lives and works in New Jersey.