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Loc: Anaheim, CA
I was browsing around eBay yesterday and found a coverless copy of Strange Tales #110 for sale. This being the first appearance of my fave Dr. Strange, I decided to try bidding $23.00 on the book. Needless to say, I won the poor thing for $21.55:
So what to do with a coverless copy of ST #110? I had 2 hours to kill after work today. I decided to make a new cover for it.
Unlike Iron Man, Thor or Spider-Man, who made their debuts on the covers of Tales of Suspense, Journey Into Mystery and Amazing Fantasy, Doctor Strange was just a back up feature to Strange Tales star The Human Torch when he first appeared. Needless to say, he never made the cover. In fact, Ditko only drew one full Dr. Strange cover for Strange Tales in his entire run on the series (#146... His last issue).
I decided to make a cover collage of Ditko's Dr. Strange work from ST #110's interior panels, added the logo and various cover elements, attached a scan of the actual books back cover and printed it out on glossy inkjet paper. Then I put it through the printer again and printed some black and white pin-up pages on the back. After cropping, it's a perfect fit for a Silver Age book.
When I get the coverless copy, I'm either going to remove the staples and restaple the new cover to the interiors, or just put the new cover on by adding two more staples. Either way, it's going to be a fun little project making this Frankenbook, I'll post pictures when the "procedure" has been completed! Bwa Ha Ha!
Collecting every Doctor Strange
_________________________ Yipppeeee! Need Sgt.Fury 2,3,4,6,7,9,10,14-16,18- 22,26,33,34,50,64,69,71,89,96,101,102,104,108-111,113,122-124,128,130,131,133/134(.30 HG)141/142(.35),147,150,151,154,155,160 and will consider ANY high grades. Help if you can.