January 13, 1990

It Stalks the Public Domain - Ditko 1953-1955 index

An index to all the entries in the series of posts containing the Ditko stories from his professional comics debut in 1953 to 1955. Order is approximately chronological by publication.

(if you believe any of the stories listed are not public domain, please don't hesitate to inform me)

"Paper Romance"
Daring Love #1 [1953, Gillmor]
6 pages
(likely first published Ditko, rare Ditko romance)

"A Hole in His Head"
Black Magic #27 [v4n3] [1953, Prize]
6 pages

"Buried Alive"
Black Magic #28 [v4n4] [1954, Prize]
6 pages

"Range War"
Blazing Western #1 [1954, Timor]
8 pages

"Stretching Things"
Fantastic Fears #5 [1954, Ajax-Farrell]
5 pages
(probably earliest drawn of these stories)

"Madame Cyanide and Mister Tricks"
Black Magic #29 [v4n5] [1953, Prize]
5 pages
***not public domain, low resolution sample images only***

"Cinderella"
The Thing #12 [1954, Charlton]
8 pages

"Homecoming"
Space Adventures #10 [1954, Charlton]
5 pages

"Killer on the Loose"
Crime And Justice #18 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Library of Horror"
The Thing #13 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Die Laughing "- The Thing #13 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Avery and the Goblins"
The Thing #13 [1954, Charlton]
8 pages

"Botticelli of the Bangtails"
Racket Squad in Action #11 [1954, Charlton]
8 pages

"You Are the Jury"
Space Adventures #11 [1954, Charlton]
4 pages

"Moment of Decision"
Space Adventures #11 [1954, Charlton]
1 page

"Dead Reckoning"
Space Adventures #11 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"What Was In Sam Dora's Box?"
Strange Suspense Stories #18 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Dead Right"
Strange Suspense Stories #18 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"3-D Disaster Doom Death"
This Magazine Is Haunted #17 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Triple-Header"
This Magazine Is Haunted #17 [1954, Charlton]
2 pages

"The Night People"
This Magazine Is Haunted #17 [1954, Charlton]
4 pages

"Rumpelstiltskin"
The Thing #14 [1954, Charlton]
8 pages

"The Evil Eye"
The Thing #14 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Doom in the Air"
The Thing #14 [1954, Charlton]
8 pages

"Inheritance"
The Thing #14 [1954, Charlton]
5 pages

"A Nice Quiet Place"
Strange Suspense Stories #19 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"The Worm Turns"
The Thing #15 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"Day of Reckoning"
The Thing #15 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"Comeback"
The Thing #15 [1954, Charlton]
5 pages

"If Looks Could Kill"
The Thing #15 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"Family Mixup"
The Thing #15 [1954, Charlton]
5 pages

"Bridegroom, Come Back"
This Magazine Is Haunted #18 [1954, Charlton]
6 pages

"The Payoff"
Strange Suspense Stories #20 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Von Mohl Vs. The Ants"
Strange Suspense Stories #20 [1954, Charlton]
7 pages

"Car Show"
From Here To Insanity #10 [1955, Charlton]
3 pages





Also in that era, 20 covers, all for Charlton

From Here To Insanity #10
Racket Squad in Action #11
Racket Squad in Action #12
Space Adventures #10
Space Adventures #11
Space Adventures #12
Strange Suspense Stories #18
Strange Suspense Stories #19
Strange Suspense Stories #20
Strange Suspense Stories #22
The Thing #12
The Thing #13
The Thing #14
The Thing #15
The Thing #17
This Magazine Is Haunted #16
This Magazine Is Haunted #17
This Magazine Is Haunted #18
This Magazine Is Haunted #19
This Magazine Is Haunted #21




Notes on other possible Ditko work of the era

Continue onto a summary of 1956 work for Marvel and full stories from 1957-1959.

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