August 17, 2010

Unusual Tales - A Forgotten World

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

"A Forgotten World" is a 6-page Ditko story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #3 [1957]. There hasn't yet been a colour reprint of the story.

This story features Sam Cullen getting lost in a cave and discovering a hidden underground city where the inhabitants have adjusted to the incredible heat and getting in trouble with the local ruler.  The ending is kind of abrupt, but there's some pretty good artwork along the way, with the shading on the more detailed side of the spectrum of 1950s Ditko linework.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Many books of new and classic material available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Bi-monthly and packed with rare art, fan art and articles, delivered to your door
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Ditko's Warren work available scattered through several books
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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