"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.
To be clear, it's probably just as well some of these stories have never been reprinted...
"A Matter Of Luck" is the 5-page lead story from Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #12 . As is often the case, the opening image presents a dramatic moment from later in the story. In this case, the excitement is a man correctly guessing the number of beans in a jar. And yes, sadly, that is as dramatic as the story gets...
So the main interest is in the Ditko art, even moreso than usual for these stories. The lead character's hair is one of those signature Ditko styles, of course, as is his sometimes rather disconcerting smirk. And page 3 gives us a small two-faced double-take that never ceases to amuse.
Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
A DITKO ACT TWO now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue scheduled for next month
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Creeper reprint inches ever closer
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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