December 21, 2010
Unusual Tales - The Last Waterhole
"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.
"The Last Waterhole" is a 5-page story that appeared in Charlton's ROCKY LANE'S BLACK JACK #28 , the last of five issues of the title to feature Ditko art, and hasn't been reprinted in the half-century since.
In this tale, Rocky Lane's faithful horse is on one of his trips out in the wild during a drought, and encounters two outlaws. Not much of a story, but I do like the faces of the two human characters, and the staging of the action of page four is really good.
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