Friday, February 11, 2011

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Frank Brunner's Sorcerer Supreme

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! I don't know about you, but in Ol' Groove's opinion, ya'd be hard-pressed to find a better cover artist for Dr. Strange than Frank Brunner. Sure, Brunner had a great run as Dr. Strange artist (most issues of Marvel Premiere from issues 4-14, Dr. Strange Vol. 2 issues 1-5), but his career as Doc's cover artist lasted even longer (nearly the whole blamed decade give or take a few months). Here's a supernatural sampling of several supremely superior Strange covers for your satisfaction!


  1. Frank is definetely Master of the of the mystic artists. His Dr.Strange blew me away as a kid, along with my buddy. I especially loved his Howard the Duck. It's a shame he didn't draw HTD longer.

    As well as not stay at Marvel alot longer & do more titles. I wish Marvel had gave the Scarecrow his own book. Like they did the Ghost Rider. I would had loved to seen that. Frank did a beautiful pin up for the month of oct in the 1976 Marvel calendar.

    Speaking of, in Twomorrows Back Issue #47 out in July. I wrote a tiny article on those great Marvel calendars. That Marvel published from 1975-81. As well as one on Man-God in issue #47 out in mid March. You can see the covers & order them at the Twomorrows website under Back Issue. I believe there's also possibly a book under Modern Masters on Frank Brunner there as well. I know they did one on Mike Ploog.



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