May 24, 2009

It Stalks the Public Domain - Inheritance

Part of a series, as you'll see here: http://tinyurl.com/ditko-stories

The 5-page "Inheritance" was the cover featured story in Charlton's THE THING #14 [1954], and tells the story of two archeologists who discover the secret of a family curse in the tomb of Tutankamen. It's a pretty good story, although there seem to be some odd gaps in the script, as it if it was edited down from something longer.

It's a great example of early Ditko art, with a lot of visuals he would later use in other Egyptian based stories. Check out that great grinning statue on the bottom of page 1, and those panels in the "waterfront dive" on page 4.

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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