November 17, 2011

Unusual Tales - Escape [2]


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

Wait, didn't I already post "Escape"? No, that was a different story with the same title published a few months earlier (and Ditko would draw another "Escape" published by Charlton in 1973).  This "Escape" is a 4-page story first published in Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #9 [1957].

Very nice opening panel in this one, especially how the story title jumps right out the top into the normally inviolable book title area. Typical criminal on the run meeting justice from an unexpected corner story, with a lot of interesting Ditko visuals in the extreme close-ups and unusual angles that the story calls for.

But before the story, some links:
1970s "Escape" in the 160-PAGE CHARLTON PRESS book
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Hulk/Torch "Marvel Vault" story now in collected Vault softcover
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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