December 8, 2009

Unusual Tales - Such A Strange Case

"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"Such A Strange Case" is a quick little 2-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #40 [1959]. While there's no strong visual hook in the story, and its mostly in the service of a gag ending (a rather clever one), it is a nice look at some of Ditko's character types from the time, within the confines of middle-aged white professionals.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Many great things available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue available now
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Lots of ways to buy Spider-Man
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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1 comment:

  1. Note the title lettering is clearly in Ditko's hand. I believe he wrote and lettered this entire story.



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