August 5, 2010

Unusual Tales - The Gloomy One


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

"The Gloomy One" is a 5-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #31 [1957], a science fiction story about a man exiled from an alien planet for the crime of being too depressing, eventually finding his way to Earth.

Some really good artwork by Ditko in this one, I really like the struggling invisible form of the alien on page 4, and the visual effect on the last page is especially good.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Many classic books available, more on the way
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Bi-monthly, delivered to your door
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Recent CREEPER reprint include rare Cancelled Comic Cavalcade story
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. Another great Ditko story--wonderfully unpredictable ending, too!

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