September 5, 2010
Unusual Tales - Escape 
"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.
4-page story titled "Escape" from UNUSUAL TALES #9 , also drawn by Ditko.
This is the story of a former airforce pilot now working as a soldier-of-fortune in Guatemala and the adventure that led to the opening scene of him broke in New York with a devoted young servant. A lot of story packed in these five pages. One interesting bit, while most of the story is very text-heavy, that sequence with several silent panels on page two is really well done.
Some links to check out:
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New issue out now
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Slightly short of complete Doctor Strange colour reprint later this year
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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