As I mentioned yesterday, to my knowledge of the 28 stories by Ditko published by Charlton in 1954 (all of them and more listed here) only four have never been reprinted (there are a number of publishers doing public domain reprints that I don't have everything from, but I didn't see any of these stories listed among their offerings from a check of Ditko Fever). Three of them, already posted in this series, are "Homecoming", "Botticelli Of The Bangtails" and "A Nice Quiet Place".
So you've probably guessed that this is the fourth, "Bridegroom, Come Back" the 6-page story from THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED #18 . It's also easily the best of the four. For one thing, the writing is definitely a notch or two above Charlton standard for the time, as you'll see there's a very clever story-telling gimmick with the narrator. And Ditko's art is at the top of his early form for most of the story, with some great faces, very good detail on the clothing (especially important to this story) and some very tight inking (look at those faces on the first page). This is definitely a highlight of Ditko's early work, and a must read.
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