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Dr. Strange: A Separate Reality


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Title: Dr. Strange: A Separate Reality
Creator: Englehart, Steve, and Frank Brunner
Date: 2002
Source: VCU Libraries, James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Description: This trade paperback compiles Marvel Premier #9-10, #12-14 and Doctor Strange #1-2, #4-5. Unlike the individual comics that it draws from, this volume is perfect bound, features a descriptive back cover, and contains no advertisements. The cover image is derived from Doctor Strange, Vol. 1, No. 1, and when comparing these two side by side, the changes between them are apparent. The comic cover is printed on matte paper and so lacks the shine of the novel, and because of the different quality of printing, the comic cover colors are more muted. The novel cover added depth to the colors on its cover with an increase in shading, but fails to create as dynatic of an image. While the comic’s cover extends the action to the ends of the page with the pile of books in one corner and part of a monstrous arm disappearing around one side, the graphic novel bounds the image with a boarder, blocking it off visually.
Text: Dr. Strange: A Separate Reality
Original Format: Trade Paperback Book
Considering Comics
Englehart, Steve, and Frank Brunner, “Dr. Strange: A Separate Reality,” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed June 13, 2024,