Some of the hardest ones to find are issues of the vintage Doctor Extrano series that was published in Spain from publisher Ediciones Vertice. The series ran 14 issues and featured original art on the covers never published in the USA. A few were painted re-creations of the American covers done by unknown Spanish artists, others were original works, and all of them had that surreal beauty that made these things one of my grails to track down in the last few years.
These books are rare as hen's teeth, even in Spain. I've never seen one ever listed on eBay, and when my friend visited Barcelona two years ago, he found one copy of one issue in a comic shop and the owner wanted £200 for it. I told him to pass.
Luckily, this year I finally managed to track down the entire series! Their condition isn't mint, but that's not super important to me. They all have black and white interiors and measure about 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. Similar to Manga comics in size and binding actually...
So, without further ado... A gallery of DOCTOR EXTRANO!
|Doctor Extrano #1|
|Doctor Extrano #2|
|Doctor Extrano #3|
|Doctor Extrano #4|
|Doctor Extrano #5|
|Doctor Extrano #6|
|Doctor Extrano #7|
|Doctor Extrano #8|
|Doctor Extrano #9|
|Doctor Extrano #10|
|Doctor Extrano #11|
|Doctor Extrano #12|
|Doctor Extrano #13|
|Doctor Extrano #14|
I also found some reprints of the second solo Dr. Strange series published by Mundi Comics:
|Mundi Comics #53, reprinting Dr. Strange Vol. 2 #1|
|Mundi Comics #56: Cover never published in America!|
|Capa Y Punal (Cloak and Dagger) #12|
More Dr. Strange foreign covers are on their way and I'll be sharing more in the next few weeks.