August 7, 2011

Unusual Tales - Live For Reunion

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

"Live For Reunion" is a 5-page story first published in Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #5 [1957]. It's about a boy named Hal, whose parents vanish when he's young due to the appearance of some mysterious "Green People" and his quest to find out what really happened.

An entertaining story with some great body language and facial expressions by Ditko.  And check out the interesting bit on the middle tier of page 4, with a look at Hal's travels through the world in search of clues.  Very cleverly done, and very evocative of some later Ditko work as well.

But before the story, some links:
ACT 8 now available
New issue coming soon
Several DC hardcovers coming soon, Stalker, Shade, Starman, Hawk & Dove among contents
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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