Characters Appearing: Clea, Dr. Strange
Doctor Strange #46
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #46
...and Clea winds up getting possessed by the Roman seeress Sibylla...
...thanks to a sorcerer named Xennus.
The back-up is by Roger Stern, so it's technically the start of his second run. It was heavily promoted that Stern would be joined by Frank Miller on art, but this will turn out to not be the case. Too bad, because the advertisements with Miller art looked really good.
This back-up is pretty special though, with art by Michael Golden and P. Craig Russell inks.
It's a pretty nice downtime issue, with Clea and Strange still on vacation. Clea is playing in the water...
....but Strange is brooding about the fact that Clea is both his lover and his disciple.
The dual roles may have been the source of their past conflicts, and Stern will come to a conclusion on their relationship during his run. Good stuff.
The main story is generic, but the back-up is really good.
Historical Significance Rating: 1
Chronological Placement Considerations: Moved forward in publication time to avoid appearing between Defenders #94-95.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
That's a really serious shift in the middle of an issue. To go from Gammil's serviceable art to Golden's really impressive work in the same issue is really drastic. Golden's work is perhaps the most effective art for Strange since Ditko.
Posted by: Erik Beck | May 1, 2015 7:03 AM
Sibylla reminds me Phantazia of the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants by Liefeld: http://www.comics.org/issue/50515/cover/4/
Posted by: Midnighter | December 12, 2015 10:50 AM
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