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    Alexander Kostuk (as Alex Koster) Thrilling Comics #1 Doc Strange Cover Preliminary Illustration Original Art Group (Standard, 1940). This remarkable group of spectacular Golden Age cover prelims originally hailed from the estate of Richard Hughes. Thrilling Comics was first published, by Standard Comics, in February 1940. The series would enjoy a long run ending with issue #80 in April 1951. The star of Thrilling Comics was Doc Strange who made his debut in issue #1. The creators of Doc Strange were writer Richard Hughes and artist Alexander Kostuk, who used the pseudonym Alex Koster. Doc Strange gained his super powers by taking Alosun, which he made by distilling the Sun's atoms. Doc Strange lasted many years appearing in both Thrilling Comics, but his Golden Age reign came to end soon after the introduction of Princess Pantha. He was later revived by Alan Moore at America's Best Comics. Each of these three mixed media on paper pieces has an overall size of 16" x 11", and they average Excellent condition.

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