May 2, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Canyon Of The Little Horses


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

"The Canyon Of The Little Horses" is a 5-page story from Charlton's BLACK FURY #16 [1958]. This is a stand-alone western story, not dealing with the horse of the title, about a man who finds a group of tiny horses in the Grand Canyon. This claims to be a true story, and apparently it is, although this newspaper article seems to suggest there was more than a little fraud involved (if you search "Jack Tooker Miniature Horses" you'll find a few other articles mentioning the story). Whatever the truth of it, some nice bits of artwork in an off-beat western.

But before the story, some links:

Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New publication #16: SIXTEEN now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Back issues and subscriptions available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
CREEPER hardcover available from DC
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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