February 28, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Enchanted Planet


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

"The Enchanted Planet" is a 6-page story from Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES #31 [1959].  Gorgeous artwork in this science fiction tale, some of Ditko's best of the 1950s, very detailed and imaginative.  It features Bruce Colston, son of a rich businessman in the 26th century, who is completely lacking in drive and ambition until he happens upon a damsel in distress on an exotic alien planet.  The action scenes in this story are especially nice, very much pointing the way to the type of thing that would be a Ditko staple in just a few more years.

But before the story, some links:
Reprint of 1975 classic WHA now available
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SHADE and other DC stories book on the way
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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