ENDED ON: Thursday, 12/12/2019 12:43 PM
COMMENTS: ow/white pgs; only 1 copy graded higher!
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Kirby/Ditko cvr; origin Dr. Strange; 2nd app. Sandman, early Spiderman x-over
ow/white pgs; only 1 copy graded higher!
Kirby/Ditko cvr; origin Dr. Strange; 2nd app. Sandman, early Spiderman x-overThe cover of Strange Tales #115 features a typically extraordinary Steve Ditko illustration, which neatly summarizes the Human Torch v. Sandman yarn that is featured first in the issue. Readers got a story that boasted a cameo by Spider-Man, as well as a Torch-as-Spidey plot twist. But the real treasure of this book may be the Dr. Strange origin tucked into the back pages. Although the Sorcerer Supreme had appeared in the previous four issues of Strange Tales, this is the origin story of the immortal creation, providing the direct inspiration for the highly successful "Dr. Strange" feature film starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" due out May 2021). As a core character of Marvel Cinematic Universe lore, there can be no mistaking the value and importance of this classic Silver Age comic.
The condition of this copy of Strange Tales #115 is mind-bending, the fact that there is another higher up on the census seems unfathomable, as this book demonstrates every facet that a collector would look for in a high grade SA Marvel comic. The blinding color strike, perfect registration, tight binding, sharp corners,, all of these elements coalesce to make this example a true winner. Buy it before the next Dr. Strange movie comes out so you can reap the benefits when the book jumps in value.
Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $2,500.