I have posted over 20 images of the Dr. Strange over the years...here are five of my favorite illustrations.
It seems like I am one of the few fans of Doc's superhero outfit that first appeared on this cover to Dr. Strange #177 from 1969. I love this cover by Gene Colan--I even had a poster of this on my wall back in the day. I wrote about this in 2009, Dr. Strange Masked Superhero, I had a number of comments telling me this was the worst thing that ever happed to Doc.
Frank Brunner is another one of my favorite Doctor Strange artists, who drew the series when Steve Englehart started writing it in the 70s. This giant-sized pinup, which first appeared in Marvel Treasury Edition #6 from 1975, shows Doc in his trippy 70s new age glory, along with Clea and the Ancient One. Stare at this piece while listening to John Lennon's Across the Universe to get into the proper groove. I wrote about this in 2008 in an article titled Ancient One, Doc, Clea by Frank Brunner. You can see a scan of the original inked version there.
Of all the artists who worked on Dr. Strange, Michael Golden had the biggest impact with just a couple of issues and covers. He produced the wonderful Doctor Strange portfolio in the early 80s. The cover to the folio was this great illustration with Doc about to use the Orb of Agamotto. I just love the fine details of the drawing here.
Paul Smith followed Golden on the Doctor Strange series in the 1980s and did some remarkable work as well. I think everyone loves this cover to Doctor Strange #56 by Mr. Smith. A single character shot that shows why Doc reigns the magical universe of Marvel.
Finally, an man I think can no wrong when it comes to classic Marvel characters, Alan Davis. He drew this splash page in the Stan Lee Meets Doctor Strangespecial from 2006. I really dig the original pen and ink version here.
There is plenty of more magic here on the site, click on all posts tagged Doctor Strange. Until we meet again, may the Vishanti watch over thee...and may your amulet never tickle! Nuff Said.