November 19, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Atomic Clerk

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

"The Atomic Clerk" is a 5-page story published by Charlton in STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #34 [1957]. A quick little Cold War thriller about a minor Pentagon employee who finds himself caught in a web of intrigue. I especially like a lot of the panels on page 4, with a nice mix of drama and suspense.

This story appears in the Snyder/Ditko publication TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #16 [2015], so I'm only showing the first page below.

But before the story, some links:
Complete STATIC graphic novel  available
Halloween 2011 issue out now
Over 100 publications from the last 7 years listed
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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1 comment:

  1. One of the best opening sequences I have ever read! Composition King!