October 31, 2008

It Stalks the Public Domain - Killer on the Loose

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While mostly working on the horror and sci-fi books for Charlton, Ditko did have the occasional foray into other genres, like this story from CRIME AND JUSTICE #18 [1954].  The 7-page "Killer on the Loose" features officers Tex and Barry of the Radio Patrol.  The feature (with the same leads) was a regular in the title, pre-dating this sole Ditko story.  I haven't been able to figure out yet if there's any relationship to the long running comic strip of that name, which appears to have ended shortly before the first comic book story, but which had a different lead character. If anyone has some more information that might enlighten the situation, it's always appreciated.

Anyway, cute little story.  I'll come back later to write a bit more about it, for now, enjoy.

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