"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.
While I sometimes feel that the "never reprinted" status of these stories is deserved, that's not the case with this one. It's a well written story, with some clever twists, and Ditko just absolutely knocks it out of the park visually. Every page has some strong work, starting with that great splash panel, with the shading on the dark clouds contrasted with the Traveler's face and the great foreground figure. One of my favourites from this era.
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