November 21, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Somnambulist

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

The 6-page story "The Somnambulist" comes to us from St. John's DO YOU BELIEVE IN NIGHTMARES #1 [1957], one of five Ditko stories in that issue that make up his only work for published by the company. An entertaining little tale about a barker peddling the sideshow attraction of a man who never wakes but can make predictions about the future. Of course it's all an over-elaborate scheme, which eventually backfires.

But before the story, some links:
MOCKER graphic novel available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Art and articles on all  aspects of Ditko's career
Black and white reprint of Ditko inking Ayers on Sgt. Fury now available
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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