June 1, 2009

It Stalks the Public Domain - 3-D Disaster Doom Death


Charlton's THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED #17 [1954] featured the 7-page "3-D Disaster, Doom, Death" seen below. It's the story of Bruno Thor, a movie actor specializing in various monster types whose temper has gotten him in trouble and made him box office poison. Going out drinking after being thrown out of the studio, he meets a mysterious man who offers him a script called "The Devil's Pact", and... oh, you can pretty much figure out the rest from there.

Still a cool little story, especially with a lot of the touches Ditko gives to the backgrounds of the film studio and sets. I'm not sure if this story was at any point intended to be in 3-D (did Charlton even do any 3-D comics?), but certainly a few points look like they would pop with such a treatment.

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Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from

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