March 19, 2009

It Stalks the Public Domain - Moment of Decision

List of these early Ditko stories, and links to them if they're posted, over here.

This is a rather unusual story among the work of Ditko's first few years in comics.  Appearing in Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES #11 [1954], along with two other Ditko stories and under a Ditko cover, "Moment of Decision" is the only one page story Ditko did in the era. It's pretty good for all its lack of space, with a good space-ship design and alien landscape in the first panel, some creepy aliens in the second panel and then some tense action with a wrap-up where the art supports the story point. An excellent job all around.

Most scans in this series adapted to my personal tastes from those found, and available for free download with registration, at the Golden Age Comics Download site. For comics on paper first head over here for ordering info on his available creator owned material co-published with Robin Snyder (including his new book, OH NO! NOT AGAIN, DITKO and the upcoming DITKO ONCE MORE) and head over here for info on recent and upcoming books with Ditko from all publishers, including the recently revived DITKOMANIA, #71 now available, and now accepting PayPal for subscriptions.

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