May 30, 2009

It Stalks the Public Domain - If Looks Could Kill

http://tinyurl.com/ditko-stories is the place to go for the full list of these.

"If Looks Could Kill" is a 6-page horror story from Charlton's THE THING #15 [1954]. A very strange little story about a doctor who gets kidnapped by a hypnotist who seems to have some enormous powers in his eyes, but can't think of anything better to do with them than penny-ante kidnap schemes. Then it gets really bizarre, with a lot of twists in the handful of pages. A pretty cool little story, and Ditko does a great job of picking out some key bits to give his special touch. Check out that close-up on page 3, for example.

The usual links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Subscribe to DITKOMANIA
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from

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