Nothing Was Delivered - Roger Stern and Frank Miller's Doctor Strange

I asked Roger Stern about it years ago and he explained what the reason was for Miller's departure from the project...

I'm afraid that the story of why Frank never drew Doctor Strange isn't very interesting. As I recall, Frank was under consideration for some sort of James Bond project, so he bowed out of drawing Doc -- temporarily, we thought at the time -- to get ahead on his other deadlines. Luckily, Marshall Rogers came along and delivered six very tasty issues. And after that...well, by that time Frank was really caught up in writing and drawing Daredevil (and later, Ronin), so we never did get to work together on Doctor Strange.

That James Bond project was the adaptation later that year of the then-new James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only. Howard Chaykin ended up getting the gig...

Man, would I have loved to have seen that Stern/Miller Doctor Strange. Still, Stern/Rogers was also awesome.

Thanks to Matt for inspiring the column idea!

Again, feel free to send in suggestions for future columns to bcronin@comicbookresources.com or brianc@cbr.com.

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