April 1, 2012

Unusual Tales - Mystery Planet


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

"Mystery Planet" is a 6-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #36 [1958], featuring yet another one-shot generic space hero in the Buck Rogers mould, this time Commander Bryan Bodine, who is sent on a mission with his navigator and girlfriend Nedra to investigate a cannibal planet. Not much to the story, which has a pretty perfunctory resolution, but the design of the killer planet is amusingly goofy.

But before the story, some links:
Graphic novels STATIC and MOCKER still available
THE HAWK AND THE DOVE included in DC's DITKO OMNIBUS v2
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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