November 19, 2011

Unusual Tales - I Made A Volcano


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

From Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #5 [1957] comes "I Made A Volcano", one of my favourite Ditko stories from the era. The story about a man in the jungles of South America obsessed with destruction, with a surprise ending (thus obscured in the thumbnails below). The writing is a cut above the norm for these comics, and Ditko does a great job with the lush jungle backgrounds and the body language reinforcing aspects of the story.

But before the story, some links:
Back issues and subscriptions available
1980s Indiana Jones issues reprinted by Dark Horse
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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