December 24, 2010

Unusual Tales - Second Hand


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

"Second Hand" is a 5-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #7 [1958].

Strange little story about people vanishing and and then returning acting somewhat different, and the conspiracy theories that arise from that.  Very odd ending.  Ditko's art is pretty good, especially some of the close-up faces.  I really like that reporter on page 2 panel 4.

But before the story, some links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Featuring new characters Miss Eerie, The !?, The Cape and more
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Many back issues available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Softcover Doctor Strange Masterworks available
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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