March 2, 2010

Unusual Tales - A Remembered Friend

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

"A Remembered Friend" is a very quick 2-page story from Charlton's ROCKY LANE'S BLACK JACK #25 [1958].  As mentioned before, there was a brief period where Ditko was doing a lot of stories for the company's two black horse based western titles, this and BLACK FURY.  Lasted under a year, but in that time he did almost 100 pages.

Not much else to add that you can't see for yourself in the story, so enjoy.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
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Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
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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. The thing that stands out the most about this story is that the two men running from the law are obviously not true desperadoes.
    Sure, they are in some kind of trouble.
    What they do not do is shoot Black Jack so they can get Big Red back and continue on.
    The sheriff is obviously not too concerned about the character of the men, either.
    Sal and his friend are in some kind of fix, that much is sure, but apparently whatever it is is not serious enough to warrant a noose.