August 7, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Wrong Planet


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

"The Wrong Planet" is a 5-page story first published in Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES #27 [1959]. This is the story of Rogul, a strange colourfully dressed man who appears on a city street one day, speaking an unknown language and not knowing where he is.  Fortunately one of the people on hand for his appearance is a linguistics professor, so we eventually get some answers, which only raise more questions.

Strange little story, Ditko does a good job with Rogul's attire, and we get one of those classic Ditko alien cityscapes on the final page.

But before the story, some links:
A DITKO #14 coming soon, Miss Eerie returns
Lots of great back issues with great articles and art
Almost every Ditko story for DC in print by year's end
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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