May 23, 2010

Unusual Tales - One Way Trip



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


From Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #10 [1958] comes the 5-page "One Way Trip".

It's an odd little fantasy story that starts with a man getting news of an almost certainly fatal diagnosis from a  doctor, and follows him from there.  It's a very good example of the body language in Ditko's art, look at the final panel compared to the earlier panels of the lead character.  Also some great close-ups of the eyes.




Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
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. Someone who believes he or she has something to live for can with attitude increase the odds.
    Sure, nothing is foolproof, but it has happened. The will to live can be a powerful thing.
    The obverse also holds: the lack of a will or purpose in life can degrade one's being to the point of expiration.
    This tale is inspiring and well told.

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