While thinking about the great Special Editions of the 1980s, I came across these pinups from Doctor Strange Classics #1, from 1983.
John Jay Muth (Moonshadow) contributed this wild (almost pre raphaelite) painting of Doc trying to save some poor woman. If that's the Wand of Watoomb, I've never seen it look so impressive!
Kevin Nowlan's piece shows Stephen Strange in a quiet, contemplative mood as the ghost of Clea lurks in his memory. Clea left Doc in issue #53, circa 1982. You can imagine Doc/Clea fans (would Lost-style fans have called it Clok?) felt a little less cheery seeing this. Thanks for scratching at open wounds, Kevin Nowlan!
Carl Potts also delivered this terrific Ditko inspired drawing of Doc with the Orb of Agamotto. Nuff said.