October 27, 2010

Unusual Tales - Valley In The Mist

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

"Valley In The Mist" is a 6-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #4 [1957].

The Cold War gets positively frigid in this science fiction thriller set in the glaciers in the far north of Alaska, where creatures thought long extinct are discovered alive in the ice and are being thawed out to serve as weapons against the "soft, decadent populace" of North America.  A very attractive little short story, especially the dinosaur and saber-toothed tiger.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT and other works now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New Halloween issue out now
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
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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