April 7, 2010

Unusual Tales - First On Mercury

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

"First On Mercury" is a 5-page story from Charlton's OUTER SPACE #18 [1958].  It presents a scientific expedition to Mercury, and the surprising form of life they find there, which only raises more questions than it answers.

 A cute little story, nothing too spectacular in the artwork, but some nice designs.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Interesting essays in THE AVENGING MIND
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
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. Actually, I get a lot more out of this story than I inferred from the introduction.
    Whenever we discover something, whether as a society or as an individual, there are often many more questions which arise from the discovery than we had dreamed of before.
    Indeed, with every new revealing should be much new re-veiling!