March 30, 2010

Unusual Tales - The Repair Man From Nowhere

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

From Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #10 [1958] is the 6-page "The Repair Man From Nowhere".

A clever little story about a couple being celebrated for their role in the prosperity of the world, with a flashback explaining what their role was.  A nice juxtaposition of standard suburban life i the 1950s with some odd other-dimensional science fiction images seen on the screen.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Check out STATIC, one of Ditko's longest and most detailed stories
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue out soon, focus on women in Ditko's work
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Indiana Jones reprints now available
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. I see it came out a bit before "Off Limits", but I like OL better than this one. Thanks for posting these close together!