December 4, 2009
Unusual Tales - His Fate
"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.
Lots of interesting Ditko touches. The design of the characters is nice, from the ventriloquist and his dummy to the beautiful woman who serves as the catalyst for the tragedy, and the images of Dr. Haunt ripping through the page as he tells the story provides some nice visuals. The first page does read a bit confusing, I'd be interested in how many people read the words on that in the right order the first time they look at it.
Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Get Ditko straight from the source
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue on 1960s Marvel now available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Wow, it's been a big year for Ditko reprints
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies
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