Sometimes a house ad points the way toward a special book. Sometimes the ads are better than the book! And sometimes, as in the case of this Super Tuesday spot, the ad … is all you get!
That is the case with this strange case of Doctor Strange, advertising a 1981 Frank Miller run on the book that never actually came to be. Who knows what may have happened if Mr. Miller had gone on to put his stamp on one of Marvel’s most most difficult-to-get-right characters?
(And if you like your doctors to be strange, don’t miss tomorrow’s column!)
TOMORROW AT LONGBOX GRAVEYARD: Greenlight: Doctor Strange
- Super Tuesday: Gene The Dean (longboxgraveyard.com)
- Super Tuesday: Super-Hero Explosion! (longboxgraveyard.com)
- George R.R. Martin would write Doctor Strange (with a catch) (robot6.comicbookresources.com)
- George R.R. Martin Wants to Write Doctor Strange (geeksyndicate.co.uk)
- Super Tuesday: What’s Wrong With This Picture? (longboxgraveyard.com)
- Super Tuesday: The Merry Marvel Marching Society (longboxgraveyard.com)
- Stan Lee Confirms DR. STRANGE and BLACK PANTHER Movies (geektyrant.com)
I never knew Chris Claremont had written Dr. Strange. That guy was EVERYWHERE back then.
Nice avatar, Foogoos.
Thanks. I made it out of gummi bears… because I am sick in the head.
I like it even more now.
Claremont was consistently good through the late seventies and early eighties at Marvel. I was always pleased to see his name pop up on the masthead. His X-Men work is best remembered, of course, but he wrote just about everything at Marvel a time or two, including one of my favorite issues of Marvel Two-In-One, deftly handling an unlikely team-up between Black Widow and The Thing.
(That was issue #10, by the way, and you can read a little more about it here).
I was a huge X-Men fan and even though I dabble in about half the X-books today, nothing compares to the original Claremont run. I knew he was on Iron Fist and the FF for a little, but like I said, the Dr. Strange bit really threw me for a loop. Thanks for the additional reading material/link, Paul!
I’ll get around to reviewing Iron Fist here someday (but I need to complete my run first!)
Wow, that is really weird. A nice ad, “just 60 days” away from the release…then nothing. I think I ran across this ad not too long ago as I make my way through all of my old FF’s.
It goes to show how much Marvel was run by the seat-of-the-pants in that era.